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Let’s state the obvious because it’s 2022 and we’re tired of seeing body-shaming comments: body-shaming is never okay. No one is “too big,” “too small,” or anything in between. Bodies are beautiful things: they carry you around every day and even carry new life inside them. We don’t understand how people can shame any type of body: pregnant bodies, post-pregnancy bodies, bodies that have gained weight, bodies that have lost weight — but you name it, and the trolls out there have done it. Celebrities deal with scrutiny on the daily, and sadly, a lot of that scrutiny ends up being focused on their bodies.
Stars like Kim Kardashian, Kate Winslet, Simone Biles, and, recently, Yellowjackets star Melanie Lynskey have all spoken out about the body-shaming comments they’ve faced — and their experiences will make you more determined than ever to shut down this trend in 2022. Of course, progress has been made in recent decades, even if it doesn’t always feel that way. We all remember the days when it was impossible to check out at a grocery store without seeing a tabloid tearing down an actress with a so-called “unflattering” photo — while these days, many of those features have been replaced by love letters to the female form and an unabashed embrace of features like stretch marks, rolls, or curves that might once have been deemed “flaws.”
But even as progress rolls forward, stars out in the spotlight today still face comments from those who believe there’s a “right” and “wrong” way for a body to look, and they don’t deserve it. From Adele to Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Rebel Wilson, and more, we love seeing our favorite celebrity women calling out the body-shaming trolls left and right. Check out some more celebrities who called out body-shamers and embraced their bodies below!
If you or someone you love is struggling with disordered eating, you are not alone and you can get help. Head over to National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) or call or text their hotline (800) 931-2237.