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Mar 26, 2015

28 Times Celebrities Had The Best Damn Responses To Body-Shaming

"I'd rather be fat than shallow."

1. 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

And made her thoughts about the comments perfectly clear with this particular response.

@AlbiCalderone Id rather be fat than be shallow


2. 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.

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She took to Twitter to make this powerful point.

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She went on to say: "Guess what, I'm healthy and happy, and if you're hating on my weight, you obviously aren't."

3. And when the Disney Channel made a joke about eating disorders, Demi called them out as well.

4. Emma Stone has revealed that she receives daily comments telling her to "eat a sandwich" which in turn has made her critical of her appearance.


In an interview with USA Today Emma said:

"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. 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. It bothers me because I care so much about young girls."

But, ultimately, she believes this:

Which is a pretty good motto to live by.

5. Much like Emma, though, Taylor Swift has also been "skinny shamed" when Diplo suggested that someone should "make a Kickstarter to get Taylor Swift a booty".

Someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty

It wasn't long before an actual Kickstarter was created – raising a whopping $45.

Diplo then tweeted a link to the Kickstarter page.

Get Taylor Swift A Booty

But, although Taylor remained silent on the whole issue, her BFF Lorde stepped in to deliver this perfect burn.

@diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it hm

6. 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."

7. Jaime King pre-empted body-shaming after announcing her pregnancy, and decided to post this Instagram photo before the negativity began.

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She posted the image alongside the caption: "My body. My growing baby, open for comments. Plain as day. I, like every other woman, bracing for your judgements. This is who I am. And I love me in every flaw and curve or flat or thin area. And I love you as well in every form that your body takes."

Jaime explained the decision to ELLE, saying: "All people do all day is comment. They just say whatever the fuck they want to say, and they don't actually think that it's going hurt me."

8. And it's not surprising, when Kim Kardashian was criticised for her weight gain throughout her pregnancy.

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In Touch

And when the criticism continued even after she'd given birth, she decided enough was enough and took to Twitter to have her say.

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9. It wasn't just Kim who responded to the body-shaming comments, though. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wrote an open letter to Kim during her pregnancy, telling her she "could only imagine" how hard the criticism was to take.

10. And Jaime King has also weighed in on the debate, recently revealing that she was moved to tears at the way Kim was lambasted after wearing this dress during her pregnancy.

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Jaime told ELLE:

I remember going back in my hotel room and crying for like five hours because I kept seeing all these things come up online, all of these horrible pictures and GIFs. I couldn't stop crying because here was this beautiful glowing pregnant woman who is probably so excited to be attending the Met ball for the first time with the man that she loved, and she had this beautiful dress made for her that was very daring and very gorgeous, and she has a beautiful growing child inside of her, and yet everybody bashed her and called her a whale or said she looked like a couch or drapes. It was so stunning to me that people would think that that was OK.

11. In 2009, Jessica Simpson performed at a show wearing these jeans, and became the subject of intense weight criticism.

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She responded with this valid point.

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12. However, the body-shaming only continued when Jessica was pregnant in 2012.

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Once she'd given birth, Jessica spoke out about the criticism she'd faced, explaining that weight loss wasn't her priority.

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13. She went on to reveal that she chose to ignore the criticism during "one of the happiest times of her life".

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14. Kelly Clarkson was targeted by Katie Hopkins after her appearance on a chat show, with Katie openly calling her "fat".

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Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen. #grahamnorton

Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight. It is fat. Quit calling it cute names to make yourself feel better.

When asked about the comments a few days later, Kelly explained that as long as her family accepts her, she doesn't care about weight criticism from others.

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She told Heat: "She doesn’t know me. It’d doesn’t bother me. It’s a free world. I’ve just never cared what people think. It’s more if I’m happy and confident and feeling good, that’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family – I don’t seek out any other acceptance."

15. Katie Hopkins also made comments about Lily Allen's post-baby appearance.

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Speaking to Heat, Katie said: "She removed herself from the spotlight to become a mother, [which] largely involved gaining two stone and looking pretty hideous."

But Lily responded on Twitter, explaining that losing weight wasn't a priority following the stillbirth of her first child, when she was six months pregnant.

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16. Shamil Tarpischev, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation verbally attacked Venus and Serena Williams during an appearance on a late-night talk show in Russia.

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He called them the "Williams Brothers" and said, "It's frightening when you look at them."

Serena then gave an interview in which she responded to the comments. / Via

She said: "His comments were extremely sexist as well as racist."

17. Kourtney Kardashian was body-shamed by her own boyfriend just a couple of months after she'd given birth to their second child. Despite her eating healthily and exercising in a healthy way, Scott told her to "lose weight faster."

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E! E! / Kourtney and Kim Take Miami Season 3 episode 8

Scott later told her: "If I would have fell in love with you a couple of pounds overweight, this would be my ideal weight, but I fell in love with you when you were super skinny." He went on to say that he'd like Kourtney to get down to 93 pounds – the size she was when they met, when she had a "banging body". Eventually though, he did apologise and said: "I love her, not her weight."

18. Just weeks before Sam Smith won four Grammys, presenter Howard Stern called him "effeminate" and a "fat, ugly motherfucker."

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Sam took to Twitter and hinted that he was shocked by the comments, but he was choosing to ignore them.

However, a few weeks later he used his Grammys acceptance speech as a chance to reveal that after years of discontent, he is finally happy with himself.

19. Following the birth of her son, Alyssa Milano was verbally attacked for her weight by comedian and actor Jay Mohr.

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He said: "Somebody sat in the director's chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, "Jesus Christ." [She's] very tiny – in height [but] it seems like she had a baby and said, "I don't really give a shit. I read it on her gut."

Alyssa gave this flawless response.

.@jaymohr37 So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me. Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife.

20. Mindy Kaling has called people out on their patronising comments about her weight, revealing that people say it's "refreshing" to see someone who's "overweight" in the public eye.

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21. When Sarah Millican attended the BAFTAs in this dress, she was inundated by tweets calling her everything from "fat" to "ugly" to "nan's curtains."

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She wrote an article in the Radio Times in response to the abuse, saying she is "a comedian not a model," with "low self-esteem."

Sarah said:

I went on to Twitter and it was like a pin to my excitable red balloon. Literally thousands of messages from people criticising my appearance. I was fat and ugly as per usual. My dress (the one that caused ooohs in a department store fitting room?) was destroyed by the masses.

She then concluded with this excellent point.

She wrote:

The next day, I was in newspapers pilloried for what I was wearing. I was discussed and pulled apart on Lorraine. I'm sorry. I thought I had been invited to such an illustrious event because I am good at my job.

22. Khloe Kardashian was cruelly labeled the "fat one" of the Kardashian clan for years, and has even been told by members of her own family, including her mother, to lose weight.

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However, she has addressed the comments on numerous occasions of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, insisting that her weight doesn't define who she is.

23. As well as saying that no one should pass judgement on another person's body.

24. Khloe stuck by this opinion when she took to Twitter to defend her brother Rob after he was criticised by online trolls for being overweight.

What shallow souls some of you are. Its sickening to critique anyone off of their appearance. Grow up!

Some of you people are disgusting for calling others names and picking on them.

She concluded: "Your words are cutting deeper then you know and are possible leaving lifetime scars!" [sic]

25. Bella Thorne has spoken out about the online body-shaming she receives every day.

She told Cosmopolitan: "If a girl wears a bathing suit, she is a ho and is body-shamed. If you don’t show your body, you’re a prude. You take pictures with a guy and you’re a ho; you take pictures with a girlfriend and you’re a lesbian. I don’t understand how girls can sit there and pick one another apart."

26. When Karl Lagerfeld called Adele "a little too fat," she was quick to brush the comments off, explaining that she's proud of her body and believes her appearance suits the music she makes.

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27. Jennifer Lawrence revealed that in the early days of her career, she was told to lose weight.

Speaking to Hapers Baazar Jennifer said:

It was just the kind of s**t that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn't lose a certain amount of weight. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. They thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn't still hurt me. 'If anybody even tries to whisper the word "diet", I'm like, "You can go f*** yourself.

28. And finally, Jennifer has reminded us all that there are so many important things to talk to people about other than their goddamn weight. / Via MCM / Via


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