Being a celebrity is no doubt a status many individuals crave and even do ‘insane’ things to achieve. However, as the saying goes “all that glitters isn’t gold”. Alongside the privileges, respect, and attention that celebrities command, there are other negative things they can’t avoid.
One of the major possibilities associated with being a celebrity or socially popular person is the fact that they are an easy target for criticism. So in this article, we’ll be looking at some popular female celebrities whose bodies were criticized for one reason or the other but instead of keeping quiet, they defended themselves.
• Tyra Banks :
Tyra Lynne Banks who is popularly known as BanX is an American actress, model, businesswoman, and writer. Well, with the level of social influence Tyra Banks has, it’s no surprise that she isn’t new to criticisms.
On the 1st of February 2007, the 48-year-old supermodel addressed her critics with a caption that made headlines at the time. At the time, Tyra Bank’s body was criticized after photos of her in a one-piece suit started making rounds on social media, with some headlines using the caption “America’s next top waddle”. Well, in a Savage response to her haters, after giving a brief motivational speech, she used the caption “k*ss my a**”.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is without doubt one of the most popular female figures on the globe. Well, the singer and businesswoman has had her fair share of body-shaming from her critics.
In 2017, a sports blog posted an article with the headline, “is Rihanna going to make fat the hot new trend?”. Well, this didn’t go down well with Rihanna who gave what many would consider ‘a perfect response’. In response to the post, the singer shared a hilarious before & after photo of Gucci Mane and added the caption, “if you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane, then you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane”. In the end, the writer was barred from writing indefinitely.
• Chrissy Teigen:
Chrissy Teigen is another female celebrity who has been body-shamed by critics. In 2020, the American model faced criticism from many after she posted a photo of herself in a swimsuit. Many criticized her by saying she had no hips and was shaped like SpongeBob.
In a response to her critics, Chrissy Teigen noted that while everyone has been used to surgically enhanced bodies, she’s been a square all her life and that it has paid off in many ways.
• Lady Gaga :
In 2017, the popular Lady Gaga was also body-shamed by critics after one of her performances. However, while many criticized her body, the singer responded that she was proud of her body and so should others.
• Serena Williams :
Last but not least is the popular tennis star, Serena Williams. Serena Williams in particular isn’t new to body criticism as she has been criticized on numerous occasions. Some critics have even gone as far as calling her ‘manly’ due to her muscles.
However, in 2018, the tennis player set things straight by saying she is strong, muscular, and beautiful.
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