In Hollywood, no one is perfect. Celebrities are either too fat or too skinny, and the entire world makes sure to point out their imperfections all the freakin’ time. Peyton List is a huge supporter of body positivity for a lot of reasons, one being that she’s been body-shamed in the past.
The Bunk’d star was once on set with another actress who inadvertently skinny-shamed her while bringing herself down, too.
“I remember once being on a set and sitting next to this actress who I thought was the most beautiful woman ever,” the 19-year-old said in Huffington Post’s The Tea newsletter. “I remember she said, ‘Oh I don’t want to take a picture next to that girl. She’s gonna make me look fat.’ And that was so sad to me, because I always looked up to her, and I always thought she was so beautiful.”
While the mystery woman’s comment didn’t directly attack Peyton’s body, it did basically say that there was something wrong with her thin frame, which is a clear example of body-shaming.
Peyton continued, “So for her to think that about herself…that just showed me how everyone struggles. I thought I might as well speak out about that and show that you can embrace who you are and embrace your body. […] Feminism and body positivity are huge things to me. Why do we have to call skinny perfect? Why can’t all bodies be beautiful? Curves are so beautiful. People should embrace that.”
We completely agree — all bodies are beautiful! PREACH, Peyton!
These 15 gorgeous females were actually told they’re too skinny for fame:
Although Kendall is a high-fashion model, where thin frames are pretty much celebrated at every turn, Kendall felt the need to explain that, even though she has tried to put on weight, her body isn't made that way and won't keep it on.
Especially after Miley cut her hair short, but also before, she's been the victim of comments comparing her frame to the body of a "12-year-old boy" and similar mean and uncalled-for things.
A little while after beginning her singing career, lots of people started to notice that Ari's body began to change before our eyes. Ari insists that it's because she became more conscious of the things that she puts into her body, but that doesn't stop the haters from pointing out "how sick she looks."
Sarah recently had to defend herself against one particularly harsh Instagram user, who insisted that her prominent cheekbones in a photo are the result of anorexia nervosa.
Sarah put the user is their place, but not before the mental damage was already done, we're sure.
Photo: Brian To/WENN
Recently, Diplo publicly shamed Taylor for not having a big enough butt (for him? We're not sure). It's lucky that her BFF, Lorde, was around to come to her defense, because no one should have to put up with that.
Zendaya had to take to Twitter after getting sick of hearing that she's too skinny and that her bones are visible all of the time. According to Z, "It's called a clavicle booboo." We imagine her very aptly snapping in Z-formation as she typed that.
When Demi Lovato shaded Disney Channel for only featuring very thin actresses prominently on its network, everyone assumed that it was indirectly intended to be about Bella, as she's VERY often criticized for being too skinny, and she was a star on Shake It Up! at the time.
Photo: Brian To/WENN
Emma's stated that the fact that she is thin, and it's, for all intents and purposes, out of her control. She recognizes that, although she is thin right now, that could change one day, due to, you know, the way that bodies work.
Photo: Nicky Nelson/WENN
When she made the transition from Jenny Humphrey to Rockstar Taylor, she also experienced an overhaul of her appearance. This, of course, elicited unnecessary comments about her being too thin and "needing to eat a burger."
When the promotional materials for Disney's new Cinderella movie were released, the fact that Lily has a small waist was criticized to no end.
The claims that her waist being small would give little girls confidence issues were overshadowed by the fact that any sort of body-shaming also gives little girls confidence issues.
Photo: Lia Toby/WENN
Keira insists that her lanky frame is completely natural, despite the fact that her weight has been critiqued for being too low basically since the first time we saw her onscreen.
Victoria's been relatively the same size her entire career. However, this hasn't stopped people from being shocked each and every time she leaves her house and her body is as thin as it's always been.
Photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN
When Gal was first announced as our next Wonder Woman, the Internet exploded with comments claiming that there was no way that she was a proper fit, considering how much she lacked the muscle tone of the DC Comics heroine.
Photo: Skupin/Appleby/Future Image/WENN
Julie constantly makes it onto Internet lists of celebrities who are "way too thin," which seem to conveniently ignore how tiny a person Julie is, overall.
Photo: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN
Claire has recently spoken about how angry the fact that her frame is critiqued by the public much more often than her male peers makes her.
Photo: Brian To/WENN