4 Times When Celebrities Stood Against Body Shaming!
Being a celebrity brings in a lot of responsibility because every time they share their thoughts, it reaches out to thousands of their fans. As celebrities remain under constant public attention it makes them an easy target for haters to body shame them; while most of the times they choose to ignore the hate sometimes they demonstrate grace and badass self-confidence to shut down the haters
Here are 5 refreshing instances when celebrities won our hearts by taking a stand against body shaming:
1) Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha has been our inspiration when it comes to giving it back to the body shamers. She is regularly pestered with questions about her earlier overweight body type. When she was quizzed on the sensitive issue of body shaming in the showbiz world, she had a wonderful thing to say
“It’s absolutely shameful. Today if anybody has been targeted for being a certain way, it’s me. But I don’t let it get to me. I know what is more important is that I project a healthy body image for girls who look up to me. Tomorrow if I become skinny, what’s the point? I won’t be able to work well. I’ll fall sick all the time. I know that’s not my body structure, not my body type. I’ve worked very hard to look the way I look today. I used to weigh 95 kilos. What more do you want from me?”
2) Abhishek Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai has established herself as one of the most influential Indian celebrity around the world but even the former Miss World was not spared by misogynists when she gained weight post pregnancy. She had gracefully declined to comment on the issue, but her hubby Abhishek came with an epic reply to put some sense into the minds of the trollers:
“Yes, she’s a public figure, but people forget she’s also a woman and now a mother and there’s a line that’s not to be crossed. I don’t talk that way about any woman ever and it’s obviously not graceful for anyone to talk about her like that either.”
3) Vidya Balan
“A fat girl always feels like a boy will not like her because of her weight. But there is only so much a boyfriend, a husband and your family can do. But I know that love is non-negotiable and at the end of the day, you have to come to terms with who you are…My weight is nobody’s business.”
Nobody could have said summed it better than Vidya Balan did. The Dirty Picture star has always been body positive and feels beautiful in her own skin. She is truly an inspiration to all the young men and women out there who feel pressurised to change according to the “beauty norms” set by the world.
4) Emma Stone
The La La Land actress Emma Stone’s comments in a recent interview caught our eye. It reiterates the fact that people with a heavy body type are not the only ones troubled by the insensitive remarks all over the Social Media and Page 3. This is what she had to say:
“I firmly believe that nothing really affects you or can really bother you if you don’t already feel that way about yourself. I’ve seen a lot of comments that say, ‘Eat a sandwich’ or ‘She looks sick.’ I’ve been looking at myself in the mirror being mean to myself. I’m not sick. I eat sandwiches….In no way is it my intention to be a bad example. That has been kind of bothering me lately. I’ve shamed myself for it. We shame each other online. We’re always too skinny or too fat or too tall or too short. They’re just confirming this feeling I have about myself. I’m trying to figure my body out. It bothers me because I care so much about young girls. We’re shaming each other and we’re shaming ourselves, and it sucks.”
We believe that your self-worth comes before your waist size; and it’s wonderful to love your body and feel good in the skin that you’re in. Love from Team Shaadi Live!