Celebrities are watched very closely in every aspect of their lives. Sadly, that includes their weight, which often comes with a lot of emotional baggage. The entertainment industry has a long history of demanding celebrities to look a certain way, and shaming them when they don’t.
Some celebrities have gone through physical transformations due to very strict diet and exercise. But there are some celebrities who started fighting back against body shamers publicly through social media and interviews. So which celebrities gave the perfect response to critics? Here are 13 celebrities who slammed body shamers.
1. Jennifer Aniston
The actress has definitely been praised for her body and even started a hairstyle frenzy while starring on Friends, but she has also dealt with her fair share of shame from the public and now she’s speaking out about it. When people began asking if she was pregnant, she wrote a powerful essay for The Huffington Post. She not only slammed body shamers, but the media’s role in the act of shaming.
“For the record, I am not pregnant,” she wrote. “What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment,’ and ‘celebrity news.’” She then continued, “I resent being made to feel ‘less than’ because my body is changing and/or I had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird angle and therefore deemed one of two things: ‘pregnant’ or ‘fat.’”
2. Amy Schumer
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
The comedian has gotten a lot of comments in regard to her weight throughout her career. However, she made it very clear that she’s happy with herself.