Body shaming is, unfortunately, a real thing. In today’s Internet world, the trolls seem to think it is OK to shame men and women about their bodies, without knowing anything about the person.
However, people are not standing up for it anymore—especially celebrities. Whether they are defending themselves or someone else, celebrities are using their platforms to silence the haters. Check out just how these seven amazing celebrities are shutting down body shamers.
7. Hilary Duff
Last summer, after being body shamed, Hilary Duff took to Instagram to post a beach photo of herself that showed off her flawed body. She wrote a powerful and inspirational post that praised her own flawed body and encouraged women to embrace their own flaws too. “Ladies, let’s be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed. You guys (you know who you are!) already know how to ruin a good time, and now you are body shamers as well.”
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6. Melissa McCarthy
For years Melissa McCarthy has been criticized for her weight. The funny woman decided to design a clothing line for bigger women in an effort to fight back against those companies that think women stop at a size 12. She also confronted a critic who said awful things about her weight and shamed her after the film Tammy came out. The actress asked him if he would want someone to say those types of mean hateful things to his own daughters? She did it in an honest classy way and hopes next time the critic will refrain from body-shaming anyone.
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5. Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer is not one to mince words. When it comes to taking down the body shamers, the comedian did it with words and photos. She took to social media to share a message to the haters. “I feel great. No haters can f with my baseline,” she wrote. Along with the message, Schumer also posted eight of her swimsuit photo stories. The actress has spoken candidly in numerous interviews about being body shamed and how she is not going to stand for it. She is proud of her body and will fight anyone who tries to tell her she shouldn’t be.
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4. Jaime King
Being body shamed isn’t just for those who might be heavier or big boned, just ask actress Jamie King. The Hart of Dixie alum has been fighting for the skinny girls. She recently spoke out about how body shaming those that are a size 0 is just as bad as shaming those that are a size 16. King was referencing the new size 0 ban in some fashion shows. Also when she was pregnant, the actress took to Instagram to post a nude selfie along with an inspirational message that talked about loving your body at any size.
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3. Ariel Winter
Modern Family star Ariel Winter has come under serious attack by the trolls for her clothing attire and she has had enough. The actress used Twitter to fight back against those that are shaming her. She wrote “I’m not a whore because I wear shorts and tank tops. I’m a normal girl. Also, I’m not ‘squeezing’ into anything. My shorts fit me and everything I’m doing is just fine. Please leave young women alone. We’re just living our lives. It’s really troubling that we even have to deal with this kind of stuff nowadays. Please stop criticizing everything everyone does!!!!! Rant over!”
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2. Emma Stone
In an Interview with USA Today, Emma Stone sounded off about being shamed and the fact that she has done it to herself. The actress said, “it bothers me because I care so much about young girls. We’re shaming each other and we’re shaming ourselves, and it sucks.” Stone has come under fire from the trolls for being too skinny. She has been open about how the shaming hurts her and how she is working to feel more comfortable in her own body. It is a reminder that everyone deals with the issue differently and that words do hurt.
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1. Carrie Fisher
The late Carrie Fisher was no stranger to being body shamed, especially after Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out. After an appearance promoting the movie, she used social media to blast those who were debating whether or not she had aged well. “Please stop debating about whether OR not I aged well unfortunately it hurts all of my feelings. My BODY hasn’t aged as well as I have,” she wrote. Fisher continued to battle against shaming until she passed away. Even speaking out about the pressure against women to stay young versus men who are allowed to age.
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