We keep coming across comments like “Too fat”, “Too thin”, “Over-dressed”, “Under-dressed”, “Staid” “Provocative”, “Un-ladylike”, “Too ladylike” on the internet. No matter what women celebrities do, they just can’t seem to escape from being body-shamed on social media. Fortunately, we don’t see women breaking and giving-in to those mean comments anymore.
Here are some very inspiring women who have done a really good job at shutting down body shamers:
• The AIB comedian Supriya Joshi was tagged on memes that fat-shamed people. Once she decided that she had had enough, she wrote, “Hi guys, want to take a quick moment to address these memes I have been getting tagged on recently,” and then tweeted about how it took her a ‘lifetime’ to love her body and wouldn’t succumb to this unnecessary trolling.
On Twitter, she shared a meme on ‘When you meet a fatty family’ that a Twitter user posted – showing her as ‘your girlfriend’, TV personality Dolly Bindra as ‘your girlfriend’s mother’, comedian and TV host Bharti Singh as ‘your girlfriend’s elder sister’ and Tanmay Bhat as ‘your girlfriend’s younger brother’

This was how she wittily responded:

Supriya Joshi’s response was met with applause and love from many Twitter users. And from us, of course!

• Earlier this year, Priyanka Chopra attended a chat show, The View, as a co-host. The ladies on the panel discussed various issues related to women. While the topic of body-shaming was being discussed, Priyanka shared one of her bad experiences in Bollywood. She said, “Before I became an actor, I met a producer about the possibility of acting. I was a beauty pageant winner at that time, Miss World. He said that everything was wrong about me. He said my nose was not proportionate, the shape of my body was not proportionate.” At this point, she was interrupted by the host Joy Behar and asked “Is that your original nose?” to which she replied, “Yes, this is my original nose.” She further added, “There is such a false perception about what women should look like, and what our bodies should look like. Especially when you are in the business, you put on a couple of pounds and people body shame you. It happens. Christmas happens to all of us. I have Holi, I have Diwali, and my body fluctuates and I am fine with it.”
Looks like this woman will never stop giving us reasons to love her!
• After Rihanna was called out for her apparent weight gain, she posted a meme showing rapper Gucci Mane at two different body weights. The caption read “If you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane, you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane.

 

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• Actress Lily James had received some negative comments after her photos from Cinderella were posted. She simply said that she is naturally small and “I’m so healthy.”

• After The Fast & the Furious actress Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there were comments on the internet about her being too skinny for the role. She declaredly responded, “I represent the Wonder Women of the new world”.
And, we’re loving it!

We absolutely love how these women have dealt with being body-shamed and we honestly think it’s about time that we stopped trolling people for the way they look. Let people love their bodies, and we should be doing the same!