13 Epic Must-Read Celebrity Responses to Body Shaming
Women in Hollywood and beyond are taking to the streets (and to social media platforms) to fight back against bullies and critics who continue to make hurtful and degrading comments about their appearances.
We recounted some of the most memorable, moving, and hilarious responses from these famous women who are standing up for themselves. Check them out below.
1. Jamie King (On those that criticized her pregnant body)
"My body. My growing baby, open for comments. Plain as day. I, like every other woman, bracing for your judgments. This is who I am. And I love me in every flaw and curve or flat or thin area. And I love you as well in every form that your body takes."
2. Serena Williams (On the time Shamil Taripscvhev Russian Tennis Federation president called Serena and her sister Venus the "Williams brothers.")
"I thought they were very insensitive and extremely sexist as well as racist at the same time," Williams said. "I thought they were in a way bullying. I’ve done the best that I can do, and that’s all I can say."
3. Alyssa Milano
On the comments comedian Jay Mohr made about her post-baby weight
.@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 (@Alyssa_Milano) December 26, 2013
4. Kendall Jenner (On receiving backlash for being "too thin")
"I'm constantly criticized for being too skinny. I'm trying to gain weight but my body won't let it happen. What people don't understand is that calling someone too skinny is the same as calling someone too fat, it's not a nice feeling."
5. Jessica Simpson (On paparazzi photos of her wearing mom jeans)
"What's more unbelievable is that the press could create something like that out of a pair of jeans. What woman wants to be brought down for wearing a pair of jeans?"
6. Tyra Banks (On the published tabloid photos criticizing her beach body)
"Kiss my fat ass!"
7. Lily Allen (On when called "pretty hideous" after her two pregnancies)
"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."
8. Adele (On Karl Lagerfeld calling her 'beautiful' but 'a little too fat')
"I've never wanted to be a skinny mini with my tits out. I represent the majority of women and I'm very proud of that."
9. Kelly Clarkson (On a mean tweet posted by British TV personality Katie Hopkins)
"Oh, she's tweeted something nasty about me? That's because she doesn't know me. I'm awesome! It doesn't bother me. It's a free world."
10. Gabourey Sidibe (On the social media trolls commenting on her 2014 Golden Globes appearance)
"To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I most definitely cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK."
11. J.K. Rowling (On defending Serena against the "haters" who says she's "built like a man.")
"Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You're an idiot."
12. Amy Schumer (On Twitter trolls slamming her body size)
I am a size 6 and have no plans of changing. This is it. Stay on or get off. Kisses! pic.twitter.com/6IsEfFOwAD— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) February 12, 2015
13. Kristen Bell (On post-pregnancy weight bashing)
"I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size ... Comparison is one long, agonizing death and does not interest me at all."