With all the love your curves campaigns that have come out lately, like Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel or Swimsuits For All’s #CurvesInBikinis ads, and the whole year of the booty fad — everyone from Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and of course Kim Kardashian revealed butt at this year’s Met Gala — you’d think the last thing women still have to deal with are negative comments about our bodies. But no, it appears that we still have a long way to go when it comes to ending body shaming. Even celebrities have been victims to this, including Selena Gomez, who was recently ridiculed for flaunting a fuller figure at the beach. She’s not the only one who’s had to come out and defend herself either.
Selena Gomez and weight gain: The Texas pop star got a lot of backlash after being shot sporting a pink string bikini that showed off her new curves.
Her response on Instagram: “I love being happy with me yall. #theresmoretolove.”
Dascha Polanco responds to Selena Gomez body bashing: During an interview with Mimichatter.com, Orange Is the New Black actress Dascha Polanco was asked to weigh in on the Selena Gomez body shaming incident.
Her response: “As long as I’m healthy, which is the most important thing. As long as you’re comfortable, anyone can say whatever they have to say, and it will not affect you.”
Demi Lovato responds to being called fat on Twitter: The pop singer has been bullied a few times on social media regarding her weight. The singer, who has also struggled with self-harm and bulimia, got a lot of nasty comments after completing her three-month rehabilitation program back in 2011.
Her response on Twitter: “Guess what, I’m healthy, and happy, and if you’re hating on my weight you obviously aren’t. : ) #UNBROKEN”
Gina Rodriguez opens up about her struggle with thyroid disease and weight gain: The Jane the Virgin star claims she’s struggled with weight ever since she developed thyroid disease when she was 19. She recently found out that she specifically had Hashimoto thyroiditis.
Her response: “We live in an industry where the desire to be something that you’re not sells. But why can’t we make the desire to be what you are sell? Why can’t we make that profitable?“
Eiza González addresses haters that called her fat: When it comes to body shaming, From Dusk Till Dawn actress Eiza González hasn’t had it easy. She has been criticized for her slim figure and accused of having an eating disorder. But then just last year, haters put Eiza down for being fat during her Lola, Erase Una Vez days.
Her response on Twitter: ”How funny that people think they offend me when they tell me I was fat in Lola. Get over it! That was 7 years ago. Do you think people don’t grow? I don’t need to go under the knife to not have cheeks and to look how I do. It’s called maturing, growing, losing weight and I die to see your photos at 16. For sure I will only see models. We all have bad stages, the only difference is that nobody exposes you and you didn’t grow in the public eye.“