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    27 Famous People Who Shut Down Body-Shaming In The Best Way

    "I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size."

    1. Lizzo

    Headshot of Lizzo smiling

    In 2020, a family on TikTok received a negative comment that read, "Your son really needs to go and at least exercise, he's gonna be the next Lizzo if he doesn't."

    Lizzo in a strapless gown at the Grammys

    Lizzo shared a TikTok video reacting to the happy family with the perfect caption to address the internet troll. "Oh, you mean the next million dollar dealin', cover of Vogue havin', 3x Grammy Award winning icon, actress, activist, with a perfect ass?"

    Lizzo smiling, with her hands on her waist, wearing a shiny, high-slit gown

    2. Ariana Grande

    Ariana in a ponytail and wearing a strapless tulle gown with long gloves

    In 2015, some loser wrote in a now-deleted tweet, "Got asked if I'd prefer Ariel Winter or Ariana Grande lol. It would definitely be Ariel. Curves are sexy. Sticks aren't."

    Ariana in a short, poufed-bottom dress

    The singer responded to the skinny-shaming on Twitter, writing, "We live in a day and age where people make it IMPOSSIBLE for women, men, anyone to embrace themselves exactly how they are. Diversity is sexy! Loving yourself is sexy! You know what is NOT sexy? Misogyny, objectifying, labeling, comparing, and body-shaming!"

    Ariana wearing a long bow in her hair and a strapless dress

    3. Jennifer Lopez

    Headshot of JLo in a high-necked sweater

    In 2016, the singer told E! that she faced pressure to slim down early in her career. "They kept telling me to lose weight. I was a dancer, and I was athletic, and even my manager at the time — who I no longer work with — was telling me, 'You need to lose weight. You need to be thinner,'" she recalled.

    JLo onstage in a bodysuit and tights

    But J.Lo was not having it. "I was like, 'No, I don't. If I lose any more weight, it won't be me.'"

    JLo in a sparkly, bejeweled-front top

    4. Jonah Hill

    Smiling Jonah with a beard and a jacket, no shirt

    Early last year, the Daily Mail published a pic of the actor shirtless at the beach. Jonah shared a powerful post on Instagram, writing, "I don’t think I ever took my shirt off in a pool until I was in my mid 30s, even in front of family and friends. Probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities weren’t exacerbated by years of public mockery about my body by press and interviewers."

    Jonah with a beard and glasses, wearing an overcoat, sweater, and top

    Later in the year, Jonah also shared a message on Instagram asking people to stop commenting on his body. "I want to politely let you know it's not helpful and doesn't feel good," he wrote.

    5. Selena Gomez

    Headshot of Selena in a shoulder-baring top

    Throughout 2015, the singer dealt with constant body-shaming. On one of her Instagram posts, a commenter wrote, "You need to work out! Please stop eating junk food." In a second comment, they continued, "She's an actress; she needs to tone her body. In the business, sadly, the image — it's important."

    Headshot of Selena wearing a thick bejeweled choker and a puffy-sleeved top

    Selena replied, "You're disgusting. I'm IN the business, and I could care less about what 'they' or you say I should look like. I don't need to do anything other than love myself, [and] take care of my work, fans, family, and friends."

    Selena wearing large hoop earrings and a furry coat

    6. Kristen Bell

    Headshot of Kristen at the People's Choice Awards wearing a strapless top

    The actor faced heavy criticism for weight gain during both of her pregnancies. During a 2013 interview with Redbook, she spoke about her postpartum body, saying, "I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse. ... I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed, because that's just part of the journey of having a baby. I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size."

    Dax Shepard in a suit and tie and a pregnant Kristen in a straight gown stand together

    7. Melanie Lynskey

    Smiling Melanie in front of a microphone, wearing a colorful flowery top

    Earlier this year, the Yellowjackets actor slammed body-shamers who claim to just care about health.

    Melanie in a strapless, low-cut outfit

    "Bitch you don't see me on my Peleton!" she wrote. "You don't see me running through the park with my child. Skinny does not always equal healthy."

    The story of my life since Yellowjackets premiered. Most egregious are the “I care about her health!!” people…bitch you don’t see me on my Peleton! You don’t see me running through the park with my child. Skinny does not always equal healthy

    Melanie Lynskey / Via Twitter: @melanielynskey

    8. Kelly Clarkson

    Headshot of smiling Kelly wearing strands of rope necklaces

    In 2015, British TV personality Katie Hopkins wrote now-deleted tweets fat-shaming the singer. In the first, she wrote, "Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers?" In the second, she said, "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."

    Katie in a V-necked knit sweater and an open shirt underneath

    During an interview with Heat, Kelly responded to Katie's cruel words: "She tweeted something nasty about me? That's because she doesn't know me. I'm awesome! It doesn't bother me."

    Headshot of a smiling Kelly wearing a satiny outfit

    9. Lily Allen

    Lily in a deep-V sleeveless gown

    The same Katie Hopkins also made disparaging remarks about Lily's post-pregnancy body. During an interview with Heat, Katie said that for Lily Allen, becoming a mother "largely involved gaining 2 stone and looking pretty hideous."

    Katie seated and talking into a microphone and wearing a jacket

    Lily responded in a series of tweets: "Yes, after tragically [losing] a child so late into my pregnancy, I may have gained a few pounds. I am one of many that find comfort in food. The two pregnancies that followed were terrifying because of what had happened before and I was pretty much on bed rest for 20 months."

    Headshot of Lily in a loose, flowery shirt

    She continued, "I wasn't exercising because I didn't want to take any risks, and funnily enough, the survival of my children felt more important than being thin."

    Lily in a sleeveless, collared, satiny top

    10. Sarah Hyland

    Headshot of Sarah in large hoop earrings and a shirt and tank top

    In 2017, the actor received a wave of hateful comments on social media telling her "to eat a burger" and that her head was "bigger than her body."

    Sarah with hands on hips and wearing a tight, sleeveless dress and large earrings

    In a long message shared on Twitter, she wrote, "I am not a fan of 'being skinny'. Which many of you have told me that I am too much of. 'Eat a burger' 'your head is bigger than your body and that's disgusting' And you're right! I should eat a burger! Cause they're fucking delicious! [...] but considering I've basically been on bed rest for the past few months, I've lost a lot of muscle mass. My circumstances have put me in a place where I'm not in control of what my body looks like."

    Sarah Hyland / Via Twitter: @Sarah_Hyland

    She continued, "My self-confidence is not rendered from your comments. Because I will always be too fat. I will always be too skinny. I will never have enough curves to be called a woman. And I will always be a slut for wearing a push up bra. Love the you you set out to be."

    Sarah Hyland / Via Twitter: @Sarah_Hyland

    11. Charlie Puth

    Headshot of Charlie wearing a bow tie

    After a shirtless pic of Charlie leaving the gym made its way around social media, negative comments were made about the singer's body. Soon after, he tweeted, "Hey just a very quick reminder that it's not cool to body shame anyone. Not entirely sure what the purpose of it is. Sorry I don't have an 8-pack like damn..."

    Hey just a very quick reminder that it’s not cool to body shame anyone. Not entirely sure what the purpose of it is. Sorry I don’t have an 8 pack like damn......

    Charlie Puth / Via Twitter: @charlieputh

    12. Simone Biles

    Smiling Simone holding up a medal and flowers

    In 2016, the Olympic superstar tweeted this picture of herself. Some commenters mocked her appearance, with one now-suspended man writing, "Your back has more muscle than mine does."

    Simone Biles / Via Twitter: @Simone_Biles

    Simone quickly responded, "[Y]ou can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it's MY body. I love it & I'm comfortable in my skin."

    you all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it's MY body. I love it & I'm comfortable in my skin 🖤

    Simone Biles / Via Twitter: @Simone_Biles

    13. Ashley Graham

    Headshot of a smiling Ashley in a one-shoulder outfit

    In 2016, the model made an Instagram post calling out someone who'd called her thighs "cellulite city."

    Ashley modeling a bra and panties

    "I now realize these thighs tell a story of victory and courage. I will not let others dictate what they think my body should look like for their own comfort, and neither should you. #beautybeyondsize #effyourbeautystandards," she wrote.

    Smiling Ashley in a halter top

    14. Jennifer Aniston

    A smiling Jennifer in a deep-V top

    After yet another whirlwind of pregnancy rumors in 2016, the actor penned a powerful essay for HuffPost addressing the nonsense: "For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body-shaming that occurs daily under the guise of 'journalism,' the 'First Amendment' and 'celebrity news.'"

    A headshot of smiling Jennifer wearing a deep-V jacket

    She continued: "The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty."

    Jennifer wearing a strapless top and a necklace at an awards show

    15. Melissa McCarthy

    Headshot of Melissa smiling

    In an Observer review of Melissa's 2013 movie Identity Thief, critic Rex Reed called her "tractor-sized."

    Smiling Melissa in a colorful jacket and turtleneck top

    The actor told the New York Times, "I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that's someone who's in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids, who are mooning me and singing me songs."

    Melissa standing with her hand on her hip and wearing a mid-calf lacy, A-line dress

    16. Jason Momoa

    Jason wearing a shiny jacket, ribbed-knit shirt, and necklace

    After a shirtless picture of the actor on vacation went viral, many people fat-shamed his supposed "dad bod." When a TMZ reporter asked Jason if the body-shaming hurt him, he replied, "Not at all...tell TMZ I'll show you my dad bod soon."

    Smiling Jason giving the Italian salute/forearm jerk at the camera

    17. Jennifer Lawrence

    Smiling Jennifer wearing a leather jacket, midriff-baring top, and many necklaces

    In a 2014 interview with Harper's Bazaar, the actor revealed that producers fat-shamed her early in her career. "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," she explained.

    Jennifer looking glamorous at an awards show and wearing a spaghetti-strap outfit

    "If anybody even tries to whisper the word 'diet,' I'm like, 'You can go fuck yourself,'" she said.

    Headshot of Jennifer wearing a casual top and looking at the camera on the red carpet

    18. Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga wearing an upswept do and feathery top

    After the singer killed it at the 2017 Super Bowl, she faced tons of criticism online about her stomach.

    Lady Gaga performing in a two-piece outfit with fishnet stockings

    She addressed that nonsense with a beautiful Instagram post: "I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body, and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don't need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That's the stuff of champions."

    Lady Gaga performing with fire special effects behind her

    19. Gabourey Sidibe

    Gabourey wearing a leopard-print top

    Social media trolls body-shamed the Precious actor when she attended the 2014 Golden Globes. Twitter users wrote cruel hashtags like "ImSurprisedSheCouldFitInTheFrame" and "IThinkSheAteTheGoldenGlobes."

    Gabourey in a body-conscious long gown on the Golden Globes red carpet

    Gabby tweeted the perfect comeback: "I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night."

    To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK

    Gabby Sidibe / Via Twitter: @GabbySidibe

    20. Lili Reinhart

    Headshot of Lili wearing a strapless outfit

    In 2018, a photo of the Riverdale star made its way around social media, with many people saying that she looked pregnant.

    Lili in a strapless outfit

    The actor addressed the chatter through a series of posts on her Instagram story. "This is just my body. And sometimes I'm bloated. Sometimes an unflattering photo is taken of me. Sometimes I go through periods of time where I gain weight. My body is something I will NEVER apologize for."

    Lili in a strapless, high-slit gown, with hand on hip

    21. Jameela Jamil

    Smiling Jameela wearing a strapless outfit

    In 2018, a man approached the Good Place actor at the gym and told her that every time he saw her, he thought, Ah, what a shame, she could look so amazing. He informed her that there were so many different things she could do to improve her body.

    Headshot of Jameela wearing a satiny suit

    "I’m comfortable, I enjoy my body, I enjoy my curves," she said in a video after the encounter. "No one needs this. I don’t need this man. To that man, don’t walk up to anyone, don’t walk up to a woman ever again and say anything like that. I don’t need your advice, I don’t want your advice, I didn’t ask you for your advice as to whether or not I’m good-looking enough. Just fuck off."

    Headshot of Jameela in a shirt

    22. Bebe Rexha

    Headshot of Bebe looking sideways at the camera

    In 2019, the singer shared a now-deleted picture on Instagram of herself performing. The comment section quickly filled with criticism over her weight, with one person calling her "tubby."

    Bebe performing in a shirt and skintight pants with chains

    Bebe responded with a series of tweets: "To all the people tweeting mean things to me about my weight you just want a response and you will not get it."

    To all the people tweeting mean things to me about my weight you just want a response and you will not get it.

    Bebe Rexha / Via Twitter: @BebeRexha

    She continued, "Unless you are completely perfect you have no fuckin right to talk about anybody else's body."

    Unless you are completely perfect you have no fuckin right to talk about anybody else’s body. The hate you breed that stems from Insecurity don’t look pretty on you.

    Bebe Rexha / Via Twitter: @BebeRexha

    Bebe concluded with, "I don't give two shits about what people think about my weight. I care about what I think about my weight."

    I don’t give a two shits about what people think about my weight. I care about what I think about my weight.

    Bebe Rexha / Via Twitter: @BebeRexha

    23. Tyra Banks

    Tyra smiling and waving in a low-cut shirt on the red carpet

    In 2007, photos of the supermodel in a bikini were plastered across the tabloids. Articles mocked her weight with headlines like "Thigh-ra Banks" and "America's Next Top Waddle."

    Tyra in a one-sleeved outfit on the red carpet, with her hand on her waist

    Soon after, she addressed the fat-shaming on an episode of The Tyra Banks Show: "To all of you that have something nasty to say about me or other women that are built like me...I have one thing to say to you: Kiss my fat ass!"

    Tyra on her show and pointing to the photo that was shared in the tabloids

    24. 50 Cent

    50 performing in a sideways cap and leather outfit

    After his performance at the Super Bowl a few months ago, haters mercilessly fat-shamed the rapper. He offered an iconic response in an Instagram post: "Fat shaming only applies when [you're] ashamed of your fat."

    50 performing at the Super Bowl in a sleeveless shirt

    25. Alyssa Milano

    Smiling Alyssa in a one-shoulder outfit

    In 2013, radio host Jay Mohr hosted a NASCAR Awards event, where Alyssa was a presenter. Later that month, Jay made some horrible statements about her post-pregnancy body on the radio. "It seems like she had a baby and said, 'I don’t really give a shit.' I read it on her gut. ... Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx, and I was like, 'Jesus Christ.'"

    Headshot of Jay with a slight smile and wearing a shirt, no tie, and jacket

    Alyssa responded to his crap with a very classy tweet: "So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me. Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife."

    .@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.

    Alyssa Milano / Via Twitter: @Alyssa_Milano

    26. Kourtney Kardashian

    Smiling Kourtney in a sleeveless, suede-looking outfit

    Two years ago, the reality TV star shared pics of herself in a bikini on Instagram. One commenter decided that she looked pregnant and said so.

    Kourt responded, writing, "[T]his is me when I have a few extra pounds on, and I actually love it. I have given birth three amazing times and this is the shape of my body."

    Kourtney's IG post with the above text

    27. And Finally, Zendaya

    Zendaya in a strapless striped outfit and her hands on her waist

    During E!'s Fashion Police coverage of the 2015 Oscars, Giuliana Rancic infamously said Zendaya's locs made her look like someone who smelled of "patchouli oil" or "weed."

    Giuliana wearing a long, one-shoulder gown

    The actor shut down Giuliana's horrific comments with a beautifully written response she shared on Twitter.

    Smiling Zendaya wearing an off-the-shoulder gown and locs

    "There is already harsh criticism of African American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair. My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough," she wrote.

    Zendaya / Via Twitter: @Zendaya

    A year later, actor Julie Klausner skinny-shamed Zendaya in a now-deleted tweet. "Zendaya's ultimate retort to Giuliana Rancic is starving herself down to the size of one of her elbows," she wrote.

    Julie in an off-the-shoulder colorful dress

    Zendaya responded, "Do you find this funny? I will write another paragraph to educate you as well."

    Do you find this funny? I will write another paragraph to educate you aswell #youreallywannabenext?

    Zendaya / Via Twitter: @Zendaya

    "Now....everyone go look in the mirror at their beautiful body, and love that shit. #thickgirlswinning #skinnygirlswinning #weallwinning," she concluded.

    Now....everyone go look in the mirror at their beautiful body, and love that shit😘 #thickgirlswinning #skinnygirlswinning #weallwinning

    Zendaya / Via Twitter: @Zendaya

    A round of applause to all these celebs for putting body-shamers in their place!!