Shauna Rae’s new lovei nterest has a clear message for all of those trying to mess with the couple.
Dan Swygart, Rae’s beau, protected the couple’s budding relationship, which was initiated in the season 2 of I Am Shauna Rae, in instagram reels one after other when he received disapproval for pursuing the 23-year-old, who has pituarity dwarfism, making her body look like more like a child than an adult.
"Me and Shauna are still just good friends getting to know each other. But I think it's absolutely disgusting the attitude of some people," Dan, 26, shared in Sunday's reel. "She's been through so much in life. She survived cancer as a child, she's always felt different and been treated different by society."
"But how dare you take away her right, her human right, to have a connection, a friendship, a relationship with someone else? Who are you to say that she can't have that?" he added.
Swygart voiced his opinion that he was “absolutely disgusted” by the attitude of people towards the reality star.
"I cannot believe some people who deny her the right to have a friendship or connection with someone else," he said. "She is a human being, she is a cancer survivor, she's got disability, she had dwarfism. Who are you to take away her right to have a friendship and connection with someone? How dare you? How dare you?"
In a second Instagram reel, Swygart , who is Welsh and British, elucidated how he first linked with Shauna Rae.
"The way me and Shauna met was I saw the first season of the show," he said. "And I was really inspired by her emotional strength so I sent her some flowers and a card to say go live your best life, wishing you all the happiness you deserve."
"I did the show knowing I was going to get some hate but it's very important to remember that Shauna is an incredible 23-year-old woman who has a disability," he continued. "So as you're building a connection with her, it's important to acknowledge her disability and look past that and build it with who she is as an individual."
He finished his message by admiring Shauna Rae, calling her "this incredible, inspiring 23 year old woman who just happens to be a little bit short."
"As soon as you say she can't have a real world connection with someone else, you dehumanize her, which is absolutely disgusting," he said. "She is a human being, she deserves to have relationships and connections with whoever she wants."
"I think some people aren't emotionally mature enough to understand that you can have a deep connection based on personality rather than just on looks," he added.