For celebs in Hollywood, there’s also such a thing as being too skinny. It was a place where designers had been told to lose weight. Despite La La Land’s obsession with thinness, many celebrities have come under fire for not weighing enough. While many experts argue that thin-shaming and fat-shaming are not one in the same, we can all agree that any form of body-shaming is just plain wrong.
According to Jes Baker, body positivity activist and author or Landwhale, both thin- and fat-shaming are rooted in the same place. She told Self that “it’s important to realize that skinny shaming from damaging, dangerous, and oppressive fatphobia.” No doubt celebrities who’ve been criticized for their size on the other side of the spectrum for a day when weight-shaming is no longer a thing. Some famous names have some tasks matters in their own hands. Here are some celebrities who have clapped back at body-shamers for dubbing them “too thin.”
LeAnn Rimes says “thx for your concern”
After Dean Sheremet and LeAnn Rimes were separated, many were focused on the weight of the singer. After she shared a picture of herself in a bikini on Twitter in 2011, Rimes was struck by a barrage of comments. “Whoa, you’re scary skinny! Sorry, it’s not meant to insult, but that’s a lot of bones that are visible through the skin”, tweeted someone (via Salon). Rimes replied, writing that these ‘bones’ were actually ‘abs’. She continued (through Shape): “This is my body and I can promise you that I am a healthy girl, I am just slim, but for your concern, but it does not have to be that way.”
Although fans have really worried about the weight of the star, Rimes certainly did not like that her body had the label ‘scary’. The fitness trainer of Rimes dispelled part of the concern when describing the training routine of the star to Fox News Magazine (via StyleCaster). He also discussed her diet. “She eats a lot of lean meat – fish, chicken, perhaps occasionally, lean turkey,” he revealed. “A lot of vegetables – broccoli, carrots and asparagus.”
Lucy Hale is “healthy and happy”
When singer and actress Lucy Hale shared a photo of herself on Twitter in September 2017, a man informed the star that “no straight men sign up to that anorexic appearance” before Hale is asked “to eat a hamburger”. Ouch. As you probably guessed, the celeb did not feel that awful offensive message.
“As someone struggling with anorexia, I do not take these comments lightly,” she replied. “I am healthy and happy and you do not know me.” In a separate tweet, Hale told the lingering commentator: “I’m so disappointed that a man would even think of saying these utterly awful words to a woman, you should be ashamed of yourself.” Although the Twitter user did not share her opinion, Hale’s message got the message anyway. Despite the vicious words that were thrown at her, many fans of Hale not only came to her defense, but they also expressed their thanks for her decision to stand up against the person who criticized her body.
Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t want women to idolize her weight
The weight of Sarah Jessica Parker has been a topic of discussion for a long time. In May 2010, a dietitian told Hollywood Life that she was concerned that the star was not consuming enough calories. Regardless of her percentage of body fat, Parker recognizes that her size is not the norm. In fact, she does not want women to look like her on her weight. “Actresses have this weight standard for professional reasons, but I think the standard is impossible for women in America,” she told Oprah during her Sex and the City days. “My job requires me to put on a small dress and cut through the streets of New York, but I also had the financial means to hire a yoga teacher to come to my house while my babysitter was watching the newborn. world, that is not realistic. “
Parker also recognizes that genetics is likely to be involved. While the actress admitted to People in 2008 that she seriously eats ‘everything’, she said she thinks she has ‘a fondness’ to be slim. Moreover, she said that she is behind her child and, sadly enough, are fear factors that contribute.
“Plus-size” model Crystal Renn can’t win
Drama followed when the “plus-size” model Crystal Renn went from a size 14 to a size 8. “I think that by placing a title on my head, that’s ‘plus-size’, and then the picture these people have made in their heads about what plus-size really is, I basically failed you with that,” unveiled the model (via ABC News). “Because I could not possibly make that happen, and at this moment in my life I should actually have another eating disorder to make that expectation come true.”
Renn first came on the modeling scene when she was 16 years old. She struggled with anorexia to fit a “traditional” model in the mold, but apparently she was still not considered skinny. Renn scolded that thought and became an incredibly successful model in a size 10 to 14.
But after she dropped to a size 8, she touched what her agent Gary Dakin said “between the two” modeling sectors. Although she was criticized for being too thin, Dakin confirmed that the model is “healthy and feels great”.
Angelina Jolie has “always been lean”
After her mother died of ovarian cancer in 2007, Angelina Jolie lost weight. That weight loss has not expired without notice or criticism. The actress spoke about her thinner figure and told Grazia (via Digital Spy): “I’ve always been slim and this year I lost my mother and I’ve been through a lot.” The weight loss of the star was not intentional, but born of grief – something that Jolie found adamant about clarifying. “I want people to understand who I am, because a person is not someone who tries to look lean, but just tries to work through a very difficult year,” she told the publication. Dealing with both the loss of her mother and the judgment of the mass could not have been easy for the star.
Jolie went on to say that she found it “worrying” that people would not consider first whether a person who had lost weight was experiencing something traumatic, but only focused on the person’s weight and how they “fit in skinny jeans”.
Kelly Ripa trolls the body-shamers
Live together with Kelly and Ryan host Kelly Ripa enjoys a good trolling sesh. In a video about Instagram in which she read the comments that others have left for her, the actress revealed: “I love trolling, I love trolling with a troll, it’s my favorite thing to do.” After Ripa had revealed a comment from a commentator about the star wearing “too much make-up,” claiming that Ripa looked “like a wax figure,” Ripa shared her own response. The well-meaning host said she actually has more make-up than a wax figure – and she would know that, because there is a wax image of her by Madame Tussauds.
Despite the fair warning that Ripa likes to return to hateful commentators, one person responded to the video with the announcement: “Her head seems too big for her small body.” The host replied and informed the person that “to” was misspelled, as reported by E! News.
Unfortunately, Ripa is too familiar with comments about her small list. In 2018 the husband of Ripa, Mark Consuelos, came to the defense of his wife on Instagram after several people criticized her weight. “She works incredibly hard in her professional life and her dedication to exercise, healthy nutrition is admirable and shows the benefits,” he said.
Bethenny Frankel knows being a skinny girl is “polarizing”
Although The Real Housewives of the New York star and the founder of Skinnygirl, founder of Bethenny Frankel, were judged harsh because they were too skinny, she took the time to respond critically to the criticism. “I think being thin is a very, very polarizing thing,” Frankel said in an interview with the podcast FORTUNE Unfiltered with Aaron Task (via People). “I think people get mad at you, or feel better when they can say,” Well, she does not eat and she works every day “- neither is true.”
Contrary to the apparent rumors, the star clarified to listeners: “I eat well.” Frankel said she stays away from fat-free food and instead simply holds on to smaller portions of the food she loves. She is also adamant to slimming programs. “The word ‘diet’ has the word ‘die’ in it and it is a billion dollar company because diets do not work, ‘she said.
Kendall Jenner hates being criticized for being “too skinny”
In 2013, Kendall Jenner went to work with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and revealed that she is currently dealing with weight loss. “I am constantly criticized because I am too thin,” the star told the magazine (via Us Weekly). “I’m trying to arrive, but my body will not let it happen.” She went on and said, “What people do not understand is that someone calling someone too thin is the same as calling someone too fat.”
In a 2018 promotion for Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian, the host revealed that Jenner had been critical since her childhood. According to Sister Khloé Kardashian, Jenner was always very skinny and was bullied because of her weight. Kardashian went on and said that she thinks that all forms of shame of the body are wrong and that “people do not sympathize when people are physically ashamed because they are too thin.” Despite being the best-paid supermodel of 2018, even Jenner is not immune to body-shamed.
Sarah Hyland was sick — not dieting
The modern family star Sarah Hyland contacted Twitter in May 2017 to respond to a part of the physical shame she had received. “Normally I do not respond to this kind of thing, because it draws attention to those who try to spread negativity, but I am here to explain a few things and spread love.” At that time, the actress was not yet ready to share everything she had experienced, but she told her fans that she had been “on bed rest” over the course of several months and “lost a lot of muscle mass.”
At the end of 2018 Hyland was ready to share more information about her health struggle. The actress told Self that she had received a second kidney transplant and that she underwent extra surgery within the six months prior to the interview, including one for endometriosis and another for hernia in the abdomen. Of course, Hyland’s body has changed and yes, she has lost weight. It is terribly sad to know that Hyland’s body was being criticized at the same time as she tried to heal so hard.
Ariana Grande is the “queen of positivity”
When someone tweeted about who he would prefer, singer Ariana Grande or actress Ariël Winter from the modern family, he said he would opt for the latter because ‘curves are sexy’ and ‘sticks not’. Although he probably could not have imagined a reaction from either celebrity, Grande made sure he got a piece of her mind.
The singer first condemned the remark and then explained: “We live in a time when people MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE for women, men and everyone to embrace themselves as they are.” Although the star said that diversity and self-love were attractive, according to her, “misogyny, objectifying, labeling, comparative and physical shaming” was absolutely “NOT sexy”. Hear, you hear.
Grande also called others to celebrate themselves and celebrate the differences in others. Fans agreed, thanked the star and condemned the original tweet that was aimed at her and Winter. One fan even called the singer the ‘queen of positivity’. And you know, that’s not wrong.
Ariel Winter will keep on clapping back
Although one person placed Ariel Winter and Ariana Grande next to each other, with the labels “curves” and “sticks”, Winter was actually also on the receiving side of thin-shaming. When the Modern Family star shared a series of photos of itself on Instagram in January 2019, comments about her size were poured into. According to People, a person commented, “Omg you lost your ass.” Another addition: “Too thin now.” Other fans also took a more passive-aggressive route. “I’m sorry you felt the need to change your appearance so dramatically,” wrote the person, before expressing the hope that Winter was “happy” with her new looks.
One fan said they only commented to prevent other girls from “chopping up” their bodies, as the German thought Winter had. The actress replied: “I appreciate you wanting to help girls love as they are, but also cut off someone (me), which is not what I think you were trying to do?” Winter clarified that she had no plastic surgery, and she reminded the fan that their behavior was not a suitable way to support women.
Gigi Hadid calls for “more empathy”
In February 2018, Gigi Hadid revealed that she was once considered “too big for industry”. She clarified on Twitter and wrote: “For those of you who are so determined to come [with] why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that when I started [modeling] I still have no diagnosis [Was] Hashimoto’s disease. “Hadid said that those who felt that she was too heavy to be a model, actually experienced water retention and inflammation, symptoms of her thyroid disease.
Besides being considered too fat, Hadid was also considered too thin. In a separate tweet, the model said that her health has improved since her teenage years and that she is better able to control her condition, and so her external symptoms have disappeared. “I may be too thin for you, frankly this is not what I want to be, but I feel healthier …”
Later Hadid urged people to “have more empathy for others” – presumably on social media and IRL – and to “lift those you admire rather than be cruel to those [you] not”. Certainly, this is something that we could all benefit from.
Celine Dion wants people to just leave her alone
The reaction of singer Céline Dion to the criticism of others about her weight was, well, pretty epic. In an interview with The Sun’s podcast, The Dan Wootton Interview, in 2019, Dion said that those who do not like her appearance do not have to be disturbed. “Do not take pictures,” she suggested, presumably in response to haters who commented on her slender list (via Yahoo! Lifestyle).
The star also revealed that she is just experimenting with different looks, because she wants to feel ‘attractive’. She went on and said, “I do this for me … I want to feel strong, beautiful, feminine, wild and sexy.” According to the celebrity, it is not about being thin, or too thin, as some claim. “If you want, I’ll be there, if you do not, leave me alone.” Fair enough! Dion – who lost her husband, René Angélil, to cancer in 2016 – may just be trying to start a new chapter in her life and with that a new look. It does not matter to her if people agree or disagree – and why should it!