The definition of body shaming is the practice of making critical, potentially humiliating comments about a person’s body size or weight. An example of body shaming is telling a child that they are “too fat.” An example of body shaming is when thin women are told they are “too skinny.”
I noticed that we are living in a universe wherein people look up to people who are known for their “body goals” which I think is sad. Because in my opinion we need to look up to people who would inspire us to become the better version of ourselves. We shouldn’t focus on achieving “body goals”. I mean, it’s also important to pay attention on our health but to much of trying to achieve body goals such eating few just to stay in shape isn’t good.
Shaming others for being “fat” or “too thin” isn’t nice. Beauty comes in different sizes. GIRLS AND BOYS! Do not look for someone who is hot or cute. Find someone who is smart, kind, and honest. Because that’s what really matters. A beautiful face is nothing if you don’t have a beautiful heart.
take it from these people who continue to inspire others to embrace one’s shape 🙂
Last year, Gigi Hadid defended her curves against body-shamers. Now she’s facing Internet trolls who are criticizing her leaner frame.
The supermodel took to Instagram once again to shut down the haters. “It’s called growing up,” she wrote to a commenter who accused her of losing weight to fit in. “Bodies change as girls become women, just as my mom’s body changed at the same age.” She continued, “I loved my body as a 17-year-old athlete, and I love my body now. Yes, I’ve lost some ‘baby fat,’ but muscle mass from my intensive volleyball training in high school has changed over the years into lean muscle from boxing and work stress can have its affect, naturally, but purposefully changing my body has never been my thing.”
She also makes a point about how body-shaming affects young women. “Your comments won’t get me down, but next time, please think about the young women who may read body-judgement comments and judge themselves as they see their bodies growing and therefore naturally changing, too.” ?????
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When Lady Gaga posted this image on Instagram, she was hit with negative comments about her “weight gain”.
She decided to only respond to the positive messages of support in amongst the abuse.
@_gypsylife_ all day long every day, so what if I got a belly sometimes, sometimes I don’t. There’s people starving in the world. #whocares
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga)
And made her thoughts about the comments perfectly clear with this particular response.
@AlbiCalderone Id rather be fat than be shallow
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga)
After completing a three month rehabilitation programme for self injury and bulimia, Demi Lovato attended the 2011 MTV VMAs looking amazing. But it didn’t take long for people to begin commenting on her weight.
She took to Twitter to make this powerful point.
She went on to say: “Guess what, I’m healthy and happy, and if you’re hating on my weight, you obviously aren’t.”
Kendall Jenner has also hit back after being continually called “too thin”.
She told Harpers Bazaar Arabia:
“I’m constantly criticised for being too skinny. I’m trying to gain weight but my body won’t let it happen. What people don’t understand is that calling someone too skinny is the same as calling someone too fat, it’s not a nice feeling.”