It takes a strong person to live their life in the spotlight, and weight can be an especially brutal topic for stars. But for Emma Stone, she has learned how to feel good about herself, no matter what the internet is saying about her.
"It can be really challenging in today's world for anyone — especially girls and women — to feel good about their bodies," she told Seventeen magazine. "No matter how things look from the outside, we can all be super critical of ourselves and of our image in the mirror."
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star has admitted to googling herself in the past, and said she gets criticized because she is too thin — but she wants the world to know she has no control over it.
"I've seen articles or comments that have addressed my weight, or 'caving to pressure to be thin.' Keeping weight on is a struggle for me — especially when I'm under stress, and especially as I've gotten older," she explained. "That's the way my genes have decided to go, and things will change as time goes on, as does everything.
"So when completely untrue statements are made about me or my health, of course a part of me wants to defend. Thing is, people have a right to imagine what they want to imagine. My job at those moments is to tell myself the truth. Am I taking care of myself in a healthy way? Am I respecting myself and being responsible? And over and over, I answer 'yes' to that question."
Stone has been in the public eye for nearly a decade now, and she has learned some tricks for keeping sane even with all the haters out there.
"I remind myself to be kind to myself," she explained, "and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I'd want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps."
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