Celebrities might seem like they have it all but some particularly females are constantly dealing with vile abuse on social media criticising their appearance, their bodies and their weight. What might seem like an off-the-cuff remark can be hurtful and knock vulnerable people’s self-esteem.
These stars are sick and tired of dealing with the hatred and are hitting back.
Amy Schumer: “I look strong and healthy”
Amy Schumer blasted body-shaming trolls after they poked fun at a picture of her in a swimsuit.
The actress was on holiday in Hawaii with her boyfriend, Ben Hanish, when she was snapped in a black one-piece.
34-year-old was hit with a barrage of insults from social media users
but decided rather than getting upset, she should fight back.
posted one of the seaside pictures on Instagram and captioned it: “Good
morning trolls! I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human
interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you’ve
never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless
and alone. This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and
healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!”
This isn’t the first time Amy has stood up for herself over how her body is perceived. She blasted a magazine for including her in their special “plus size” issue.
She said: “I think there’s nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8. @glamourmag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn’t feel right to me.
“Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous.”
Amy previously joked about her weight saying it hadn’t hindered her getting men.
Speaking last year, the 5ft 7 star said: “I’m probably 160lbs (11 and a half stone) right now, and I can catch d*** whenever I want. It’s not a problem. I’m not going to apologise for who I am and I’m actually going to love the skin that I’m in. I’m not gonna be striving for some other version of myself.”
Carrie Fisher: “Youth and beauty are not accomplishments”
Carrie Fisher revealed studio execs pressurised her to lose over two stone before returning to her role of Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
She said: “They don’t want to hire all of me – only about three-quarters! … I’m in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say get younger, because that’s how easy it is.”
It’s not just the studio who has slated the 59-year-old for her appearance after being trolled for not looking as svelte as she did when she appeared in the original Star Wars films in the 1970s, she posted on Twitter: “Please stop debating about whetherOR not I aged well.unfortunately it hurts all3 of my feelings.My BODY hasnt aged as well as I have.
She added, “My body is a brain bag, it hauls me around to those places & in front of faces where theres something to say or see. Men don’t age better than women, they’re just allowed to age. Youth and beauty are not accomplishments, they’re the temporary happy biproducts of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either.(sic)”
Adele: “I have insecurities but they don’t hold me back”
With her amazing voice and impressive talent, Adele has never let comments about her appearance upset her. Even when designer Karl Lagerfield called her: “a little too fat” she didn’t let it phase her.
The 28-year-old replied: “I never wanted to be a skinny mini with my tits out. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that. I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn’t.”
The mum-of-one, who has a three-year-old son Angelo with boyfriend Simon Konecki, has recently slimmed down but said it was more for health than actually worrying about her appearance.
Adele admitted: “I’m not, like, skipping to the f***ing gym. I don’t enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don’t like looking in the mirror. I like myself more than ever. I feel so comfortable in my own skin. I really like how I look, I like who I am, I like everyone that I surround myself with. Obviously, I have insecurities but they don’t hold me back.”
The record-breaking singer also blasted reports actress Rebel Wilson was going to play her in a film about her life. She said: “You don’t get to make a film without my f***ing permission. Shut up. There’s no film. Just because I’m plus-sized doesn’t mean she’s playing me”.
Rebel Wilson: “Women should be happy with the way they look”
Rebel Wilson has had her fair share of negativity when it comes to her body but the Austrlian actress, who even played a character called Fat Amy, has a message for haters: “She doesn’t care.”
She said: “I don’t really care what I look like that much, and I think women out there should just be happy with the way they look. They shouldn’t really try to conform to any kind of stereotype. Just be happy and hopefully healthy.”
Melissa McCarthy: I feel bad for people swimming in so much hate”
Melissa McCarty has hit out at the label “plus-sized” for making women feel bad about themselves.
She said: “Seventy percent of women in the United States are a size 14 or above, and that’s technically ‘plus-size’ so you’re taking your biggest category of people and telling them, ‘You’re not really worthy.’ I find that very strange.”
The actress also spoke out at a newspaper review referred to her as “tractor-sized”.
She said: “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 a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs.”
The 45-year-old, who has her own clothing line, has gone on to lose 50lbs and go down to a size 14 but still wants to cater for all women.
She added: “I don’t like the segregated plus section. You’re saying: ‘You don’t get what everybody else gets. You have to go shop up by the tire section.'”
Jennifer Lopez: “I like my body”
Jennifer Lopez is famous for her curves but a previous manger ordered her to slim down. The 46-year-old refused to diet instead she sacked him.
She said: “I was just so infuriated that somebody said you couldn’t have a little extra meat on you- because I was no means fat!
“I like my body. For most of my adult life, my body hasn’t gone up or down, it’s remained the same, give or take four pounds. I have a butt, I have boobs, and I have a woman’s curves; there is no way I’d see them go to zero. I hate to look in a magazine and see a picture of a girl who looks so thin she looks unhappy and as if she just needs someone to give her a good meal.”