Gwen Stefani shared a really cool photo with fans this week, but it's her accompanying caption that is getting all the attention.
In the snap, a teenage Stefani circa 1983 is having a super fan moment while getting Sting's autograph — a moment she would be on the other side of a decade later. It is a sweet reminder of where she started, but the caption she included with the photo speaks volumes about body image.
Her use of the word "chunky" to describe a perfectly normal, average and healthy-looking body raised the concern of some fans.
@gwenstefani please don't call yourself chunky. Too many girls and women look up to you for you to talk like that.— Katharine (@kategoesboom) February 2, 2014
@gwenstefani that's chunky? I hope no one bigger then a size what 6, 8?? is reading this.— Stephanie Stoute (@stephstoute) February 3, 2014
The singer, who is thought to be in her third trimester of pregnancy with her third child — revealed to be a boy — may just be feeling extra sensitive about her body right now. Or she could have a wildly skewed body image brought on by years of pressure to stay stick thin in the entertainment business.
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