Let’s get one thing straight here: Body-shaming of any form is NOT OKAY. For some reason, people just don’t seem to grasp the concept that words hurt, and insulting the body types of others is simply unacceptable. With different forms of social media, it seems as though this unfortunate trend keeps growing, with increasing instances of shaming people who some consider to be too fat or too skinny.
Being in the spotlight, celebrities, especially female celebrities, are constantly victimized by others. Girls are called out when they wear too much makeup, yet they still get criticized when they go makeup-free. Seriously, WHAT DO YOU WANT?? Aside from that, stars are frequently subjected to rude AF comments online. With the click of a button, haters can send hurtful tweets to celebrities, criticizing their figures. Oftentimes, celebrities will take note of such instances and clap back at the haters by posting tweets or lengthy Instagram posts. Click through the gallery below to see 13 times stars refused to let haters get away with their body-shaming comments:
When Gigi Hadid shut down all the people who constantly criticize her body.
As a model, Gigi's body is put on display for everyone, so it's not surprising that there are some people who feel the need to criticize her. Eventually, Gigi took to Instagram to vent her frustration over the large amount of body-shamers.
In a lengthy post, Gigi said, "Yes, I have boobs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I'm not asking for special treatment." Moreover, Gigi is proud of her body, and doesn't care what they haters have to say. "If you don't like it, don't follow, don't watch me, 'cause I'm not going anywhere. If I didn't have the body I do, I wouldn't have the career I do. I love that I can be sexy. I'm proud of it," Gigi added.
Photo: Instagram (@gigihadid)
When Ariana Grande called out body-shamers on Instagram.
People constantly point out Ariana's petite body, but one Instagram user took comments way too far. When asked if the person preferred Ariana or Ariel Winter, said person stated that he'd easily pick Ariel because she has curves, while Ariana resembles a stick. Umm, that's definitely uncalled for.
Noticing the remark, Ariana said, "diversity is sexy! loving yourself is sexy! you know what is NOT sexy? misogyny, objectifying, labeling, comparing and body shaming!!!" PREACH.
Photo: Instagram (@arianagrande)
When Selena Gomez proved that she really doesn't care what people think about her body.
Selena Gomez has faced public scrutiny for years in regards to her weight. There are only so many offensive comments one person can take before he or she speaks out against the harsh words. Whenever the "Hand to Myself" singer was photographed while wearing a bathing suit, it seemed like Internet trolls were always coming after her. To defend herself against haters, Sel posted a photo while wearing a swimsuit, along with the caption, "I love being happy with me yall #theresmoretolove."
Last September, Selena once again defended herself, proving that she really DGAF about what haters have to say. "This is my time. I want to do it the way I want to do it. It's not even about my weight. It's just not that I'm not going to give a f*** what people say… I'm not going to care. I'm not going to let them get to me. I can do what I want," she exclaimed.
Photo: Instagram (@selenagomez)
When Zoe Sugg shut down haters who constantly skinny-shame her.
For years, Zoe has struggled with her body image. In a revealing blog post titled "Why Are You So Skinny?," she addressed the frustrating question that people are constantly asking her. Yes, Zoe is aware of the fact that she's on the skinny side. However, her figure is the result of a "super metabolism," which she has no control over. "Having a high metabolism means that it is impossible for me to put on weight, and maintain it. My body breaks down fat and burns calories at a stupidly fast rate," she explained.
So next time a hater gets ready to press the send button on a body-shaming message, they should think twice. "Nobody ever takes into account genes, metabolism, bone structure, medical problems," she explained. "There are thousands or reasons people are how they are, and why people are the size they are." We couldn't agree more.
Photo: Instagram (@zoella)
When Demi Lovato proved that she's actually confident IRL.
Demi Lovato has made it quite clear that she's confident AF, and she lives out her message of body positivity in everything she says and does. Following rehab, Demi stepped out for the 2011 MTV VMAs — and haters immediately tried to undo all the progress she made. Demi didn't hesitate to respond to the numerous body-shamers. "Guess what, I'm healthy and happy, and if you're hating on my weight, you obviously aren't. :) #UNBROKEN," she tweeted.
Photo: Instagram (@ddlovato)
When Zendaya responded to an actress who criticized her skinny body.
Zendaya has absolutely no time for haters, so people should probably just quit sending her rude messages online. She constantly posts sassy AF tweets whenever someone insults her in any way. However, a majority of the critiques are related to Z's figure. There have been several times where Zendaya defended her thin body, but a recent hater took things way too far.
After seeing Zendaya's Kids' Choice Awards look this year, actress Julie Klausner tweeted, "Zendaya's ultimate retort to Giuliana Rancic is starving herself down to the size of one of her elbowz." As if that wasn't insulting enough, she posted another tweet, "You don't have to have an eating disorder to attend the Kids' Choice Awards... but it helps!"
Seeing those offensive comments, Zendaya tweeted Julie back saying, "Do you find this funny? I will write another paragraph to educate you as well #youreallywannabenext?" To promote body positivity, Zendaya also tweeted, "Now... everyone go look in the mirror at their beautiful body, and love that sh*t #thickgirlswinning #skinnygirlswinning #weallwinning." Yas, queen.
Photo: Instagram (@zendaya)
When Sarah Hyland explained that a healthier diet is the reason for her weight loss.
After Sarah Hyland posted a photo on Instagram that showed seemingly contoured cheeks and a loose-fitting top, one person in particular was quick to insult the actress. The Instagram user posted several rude comments, all of which accused Sarah of being anorexic and "gaunt."
Sarah saw the comments, and didn't hesitate to shut down the hater. "I'd like to say for those that think I need to eat healthier? I am. I still eat pizza and chocolate and fried yummy goodness, but I've taken it upon myself to throw in some greens and juices and fruit so it's more in moderation."
Photo: Instagram (@therealsarahhyland)
When Sasha Pieterse spoke out against people criticizing her weight gain.
Sasha Pieterse has dealt with her fair share of haters since joining Pretty Little Liars. In the past, Sasha admitted that she struggled with an eating disorder. Given this experience, it's no surprise that she really takes negative comments to heart. On Instagram, she posted a photo with the phrase "I am currently under construction... thank you for your patience."
In the photo's caption, Sasha addressed her weight gain, which was the result of a hormone imbalance. "We live in such a judgmental society that puts every kind of flaw, including weight gain, in the same category. And for those of you who are struggling with any health problem, hormone imbalance,and weight gain of any sort, I urge and encourage you to please deal with it in a healthy manor. YOU and YOUR health are what matters, not anyone else's opinions and assumptions of you."
Photo: Instagram (@sashapieterse27)
When Katie Stevens let people know that skinny-shaming is NOT acceptable.
The Faking It actress recently felt the wrath of body-shamers after she posted a photo of herself on Instagram, which showed her bra. The result of her photo was a ton of unnecessary comments from skinny-shamers, many of whom said that Katie lost body and breast weight. Seeing the nasty comments, Katie cleared things up, admitting that she doesn't have large breasts and she's accepted it.
Katie also let people know that body-shaming is so NOT okay. "Body-shaming is bullying whether it be you calling someone fat and telling them they need to lose weight, or you telling someone that they're too skinny and need to gain weight. I made a lifestyle choice to exercise and eat healthier food, and yes I lost weight, but I am HEALTHY, I feel beautiful, and I'm comfortable in my own skin. And I don't need anyone shaming me about that."
Photo: Instagram (@thekatiestevens)
When Kim Kardashian defended her extra post-baby weight.
Kim proudly shows off her curves, but that doesn't mean that she's unaware of what people say about her body. Following the birth of North, Kim had a difficult time losing the extra weight — but some people apparently don't understand the changes that happen to new moms.
In an extra-long tweet, Kim said, "I'm not perfect but I will never conform to your skinny standards sorry! Not me. And BTW I've lost a lot so far & I'm proud of that!" Aside from the personal impact of body-shaming messages, Kim stressed the fact that other girls might grow self-conscious of their own bodies after seeing how the public reacts to Kim. "Don't give young girls a complex," she added.
Photo: Instagram (@kimkardashian)
When Lady Gaga pointed out that there are bigger issues in the world that her body weight.
After Lady Gaga posted a photo of herself wearing a bathing suit on Instagram, haters immediately tried to tear her apart. On Twitter, one fan expressed her concern over the amount of "insulting and degrading" comments Lady Gaga faces on a regular basis. In response, Lady Gaga tweeted the fan saying, "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." Gaga DOES have a point here.
Photo: Instagram (@ladygaga)
When Amy Schumer proudly flaunted her size 6 figure.
Amy Schumer is one of the funniest ladies in Hollywood, but did you know that she's also one of the most confident? After people criticized Amy's body and called her fat, she clapped back with a perfect response on Twitter. She tweeted, "I am a size 6 and have no plans of changing. This is it. Stay on or get off. Kisses!" She also added a raunchy photo of herself, clad in only her undies and proudly showing off her figure.
Photo: Instagram (@amyschumer)
When Gabby Sidibe showed haters that their words don't impact her AT ALL.
Since entering the spotlight, Gabby has always been an advocate for embracing who you are. After attending the Golden Globes, Gabby noticed some negative comments from people online. Taking to Twitter, Gabby showed that she doesn't care what people say about her. In fact, it doesn't affect her one bit. "To people making mean comments about my [Golden Globes] pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK," she tweeted. Preach, Gabby.
Photo: Instagram (@gabby3shabby)