6 Women Who Have Fabulously Shut Down Body Shamers In The Media
Last week, supermodel Gigi Hadid posted a statement via her Instagram account that confronted those who have "body-shamed" her. When I first scrolled past it in a haze of endless Insta-trolling, I was blown away.
I'm not kidding. I literally had to go back and reread the post. I mean, have you seen Gigi Hadid?
This sparked a lot of emotions and reaction.
It was mainly embarrassing for our society, but I felt a bit insecure as well. If people sh*t on Gigi Hadid for her body, what the hell do they say about me?
Yet, as I continued to read, Gigi enlightened me on something we often forget: Inside, we're all the same. Yes, I know that's corny.
But if you're feeling down on yourself, you can remember that even supermodel Gigi Hadid has her off days. At the very least, you can relate to a supermodel for a little bit. How often does that happen?
Yes, I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs. Your mean comments don't make me want to change my body.
As the statement continued on, she got much more personal.
People need to realize their words mean something, and it does hurt. It doesn't matter whether you're a social figure. We all feel it.
If you need some inspiration, take it from these six quotes, from celebs who have owned their body, regardless of shape or size.
Gigi Hadid can officially be added to this list of women who shut down body-shamers absolutely fabulously:
After being criticized for her size at a benefit concert, the rock star stated, "I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much-deserved time off."
Because who doesn't need some time off every once in a while?
Celebs: They're just like us.
2. Ariana Grande
Grande performed along with Nicki Minaj at an NBA All-Stars Game, and haters did not pass up the opportunity to criticize her small butt, Nicki's huge butt and everything in-between.
"I'm shaking my pretty, cute, petite booty next to Nicki's pretty, big booty. Both are f*cking awesome. How about we respect people's body boundaries and encourage each other to feel like a babe, no matter how they are?"
Thank you, Ariana Grande, for reminding us that while all booties may not be created equally, they are all created beautifully.
3. Kelly Clarkson
After a hateful comment from a British television personality stated she had "eaten all her backup singers," Clarkson did not hesitate to shoot back some fire.
"I'm awesome! It doesn't bother me. It's like, you are who you are. It doesn't mean you're going to be that way forever. Sometimes I'm more fit and I get into kickboxing hardcore. And sometimes I don't, and I'd rather have a glass of wine."
Bottoms up, girlfriend.
4. Alyssa Milano
The television star took to Twitter after being made fun of by comedian Jay Mohr. "So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me. Be well and God bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife."
This is proof violence is never the answer.
Just kill 'em with kindness instead. It will hurt way more.
5. Demi Lovato
Demi has faced a lot of criticism throughout her years in the spotlight, most of which have been very public.
She has opened up about her eating disorders, as well as a dangerous past full of self-hate, in the hopes of helping other young adults who are going through the same thing.
After a red carpet appearance following her three months in rehab, some sickos out there still felt the need to comment on her weight.
"Guess what?" she said. "I'm healthy and happy, and if you're hating on my weight, you obviously aren't."
Because nothing is worse than seeing your target happy, despite your hateful remarks.
You go, girl.
6. Gabourey Sidibe
Even after she made her film debut in "Precious," and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, Gabourey was relentlessly criticized for her weight.
After an appearance at the Golden Globes, Sidibe tweeted what I consider perhaps the greatest response of all time:
"To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I most definitely cried about it on that private jet, on my way to my dream job last night. #JK."
Take some motivation and inspiration from these fabulous women, and go kick some (beautiful) ass.