Here on Preen, we’ve spoken at lengths about the importance of accepting our bodies, as well as others’. Shaming someone for how they look—weight, skin color, etc.—is just straight-up disrespectful. But there are also those who didn’t get the memo.
When celebrities post photos, there’s always going to be that one person (even more) who will point out their flaws. They mostly question why these stars aren’t as picture-perfect as expected. The simple answer is, duh, because they’re human beings. However, many of these celebrities have better clapbacks that even you can use on people who body-shame you. Read them all below!
Shocked by the number of comments on my IG post, pointing out that I have a belly. Yes I do. It holds in my organs that I need to live. It has a layer of muscles that I worked hard for in the gym and a layer of fat from the food I enjoy to eat. Deal with it. PLUS I’m seated 😝
Would it have made you more comfortable if I edited my photo to perfection? Because I could have easily done that. But what message does it send to the younger ones? That our photos are only likeable when we’re perfect in photos? Not from me. NEVER.
A few days ago, Bela Padilla posted a beach photo wherein she was sitting down and her belly was showing. Netizens and online trolls started nitpicking at her weight. In response, she tweeted, “Yes I do [have a belly.] It holds in my organs that I need to live. It has a layer of muscles that I worked hard for in the gym and a layer of fat from the food I enjoy to eat.” She also said that she will never edit her photo “to perfection” for the sake of the younger generation.
I will not further explain the way my body looks, just as anyone, with a body type that doesnt suit ur “beauty” expectation, shouldnt have to. Not to judge others, but drugs are not my thing, stop putting me in that box just because u dont understand the way my body has matured.
Gigi Hadid recently opened up about having Hashimoto’s disease after receiving comments that she’s losing weight. In a series of tweets, she explained how the condition has been affecting her body for years. “I will not further explain the way my body looks, just as anyone, with a body type that doesn’t suit [your] ‘beauty’ expectation, shouldn’t have to,” she said.
Being a lady with fuller breasts and hips, Jessy Mendiola has had her fair share of body-shaming from many people. In 2016, she finally shut them down by posting a bikini photo. “Just to inform some of you ‘PERFECT’ people. We all come in different sizes and shapes but that shouldn’t stop us from being happy with our own bodies,” she wrote in the caption.
Miss Canada Siera Bearchell was asked during a Miss Universe 2016 press junket about being “larger” than the other contestants. Instead of losing her cool, she gave a simple answer that’s enough to show that her body isn’t a disadvantage: “It feels great.” Fast forward to today, Siera is still advocating for body positivity on her social media accounts. Yasss!
We already know that RiRi is the queen of clapbacks because she has one for every occasion, including body-shaming. When blogger Chris Spags (of course he’s a man) said she looked like “she’s in a sumo suit,” Rihanna responded in the most Rihanna way possible: with a not-so subtle meme. “If you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane,” it read while showing side-by-side photos of the rapper’s weight loss.
Yes, even pregnant women get body-shamed. Sarah Lahbati had to deal with “fat” comments recently and emphasized, “DID YOU FORGET I AM CARRYING A CHILD?” She also lamented how people lacked respect, especially toward pregnant women. “I deserve respect and will not allow anyone to step on me for being pregnant. This goes out to all pregnant women; we all deserve to be happy and focus on our growing happy,” she wrote.