30 Times Famous People SLAMMING Body-Shamers

If you haven't already noticed, no two persons look the same. So, why do people believe they have the right to disgrace someone else's body? In a world where everything is digital, it's easier for someone to bully others while hiding behind a screen. The scrutiny (both external and internal) may be relentless, and if you are a star who is always in the public eye—with paparazzi following your every move and harsh criticisms coming from all sides—it is arguably much more intense. Celebrities are frequently the target since they are always in the public eye—but many of them used their experience of being body shamed as an opportunity to speak out against the haters.
These are a few strong, badass A-listers who have spoken out against body shaming and stood up for themselves and everyone else.

#1 Lizzo

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In 2020, a TikTok user said to a family, "Your son really needs to go and at least workout, he's going to be the next Lizzo if he doesn't."

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The family, @uploads of fun, saw this as a big compliment and responded with an excited TikTok video.
Lizzo responded to the joyful family with a TikTok video with the proper comment to answer the internet troll. "Oh, you mean the next million-dollar-dealin', Vogue cover-havin', 3x Grammy Award-winning icon, actress, activist, and gorgeous ass?"

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#2 Ariana Grande

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In a now-deleted tweet from 2015, some loser said, "I was asked if I preferred Ariel Winter or Ariana Grande. It would undoubtedly be Ariel. Curves are appealing. Sticks, however, are not."

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On Twitter, the singer responded to the skinny-shaming by stating, "We live in a time when individuals make it IMPOSSIBLE for women, men, and anybody else to accept themselves precisely as they are. Diversity is appealing! It's sexy to love yourself! What isn't seductive? Objectification, labeling, comparing, and body shaming!"

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#3 Jennifer Lopez

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The singer told E! in 2016 that she was pressured to lose weight early in her career. "They kept telling me that I needed to reduce weight. I was a dancer and an athlete, and even my manager at the time — with whom I no longer work — told me, 'You need to reduce weight.' You need to lose weight.' "She remembered.

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But J.Lo was having none of it. "'No, I don't,' I said. It won't be me if I drop any more weight.'"

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#4 Jonah Hill

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The Daily Mail published a photo of the actor shirtless on the beach early last year. Jonah wrote in a stunning Instagram post, "Even in front of family and friends, I don't think I ever took my shirt off in a pool until I was in my mid-30s. It would have probably happened sooner if my early concerns hadn't been amplified by years of public ridicule of my physique by the press and interviewers."

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"So the concept that the media tries to play me by monitoring me while browsing and printing images like these, and it can't [faze] me anymore is dope," he added. "I'm 37 years old and have finally learned to love and accept myself."
Later that year, Jonah also asked people to stop remarking on his body on Instagram. "I'd want to politely inform you that it is not helpful and does not feel nice," he wrote.

#5 Selena Gomez

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Throughout 2015, the singer was subjected to relentless body-shaming. A commenter on one of her Instagram images remarked, "You must exercise! Please refrain from consuming junk food." They added in a second comment, "She's an actor, so she needs to tone up. Unfortunately, appearance is crucial in business."

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Selena responded, "You're revolting. I'm in the industry, and I couldn't give a damn what 'they' or you think I should look like. I don't have to do anything except love myself and care for my work, fans, family, and friends."

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#6 Kristen Bell

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The actress was heavily chastised for gaining weight throughout both of her pregnancies. She discussed her postpartum figure in a 2013 interview with Redbook, saying, "I refused to be concerned about something I couldn't change, and I continue to refuse. I had to accept that not caring about how I looked or how much I weighed was part of the process of having a kid. I am not a lady whose self-esteem is determined by her clothing size."

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"Comparison is a slow, excruciating death that I am not interested in," she concluded.

#7 Melanie Lynskey

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Earlier this year, the Yellowjackets actor lashed out at body-shamers who profess to be only concerned about health.

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"Bitch, you don't notice me on my Peleton!" she exclaimed. "I'm not racing around the park with my child. Being thin does not always imply being healthy."

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#8 Kelly Clarkson

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Katie Hopkins, a British TV personality, fat-shamed the singer in now-deleted tweets in 2015. She wrote in the first, "Kelly Clarkson, what happened to her? Did she consume all of her backup singers?" She stated in the second, "That is not baby weight, darling, if you had a baby a year ago. It is chubby. Stop giving it charming titles just to make yourself feel better."

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Kelly responded to Katie's unkind statements during an interview with Heat: "She said something negative about me on Twitter? That's because she's unfamiliar with me. I'm fantastic! It makes no difference to me."

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"I've just never bothered what other people thought," she added. "It's more important if I'm happy, confident, and feeling well; that's always been my thing. And much more so now that I have a family. I don't seek any other kind of approval."

#9 Lily Allen

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Katie Hopkins made critical remarks regarding Lily's post-pregnancy physique as well. Katie said to Heat that becoming a mother for Lily Allen "primarily included gaining 2 stone and looking very ugly."

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Lily answered with the following tweets: "Yes, I may have gained a few pounds after sadly [lost] a kid so late in my pregnancy. I am one of many people who find solace in food. Because of what had happened previously, the two pregnancies that followed were terrible, and I was basically on bed rest for 20 months."

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"I wasn't exercising because I didn't want to take any chances, and funny enough, the survival of my children felt more essential than being skinny," she explained.

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"Oh, and you were a stone out while 'weighing me up' [and] [fat shaming]. I got three points instead of two. And look at me this month on the cover of Elle! "She reached a conclusion.

#10 Sarah Hyland

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In 2017, the actor received a barrage of abusive social media comments asking her to "eat a burger" and that her head was "larger than her body."

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Sarah has kidney dysplasia, which means her kidneys did not grow normally when she was in the womb. She disclosed in a 2018 interview with Self that her body began rejecting her initial kidney transplant toward the end of 2016. She began dialysis, which resulted in a severe weight loss, and she received a second kidney transplant in 2017.
She added in a lengthy Twitter message, "I dislike the concept of 'being skinny.' Which many of you have said I am far too much of. 'Eat a burger,' he says, 'because your head is bigger than your body, and that's awful.' And you are correct! I really should eat a burger! Because they're freaking delectable! [...] However, because I've been on bed rest for the previous few months, I've lost a lot of muscular mass. My circumstances have placed me in a position where I have no control over the appearance of my body."
She went on, "Your remarks have done nothing to boost my self-esteem. Because I will always be overweight. I'll always be too thin. I'll never have enough curves to call myself a lady. I'll always be a slacker for wearing a push-up bra. Admire the person you set out to be."

#11 Charlie Puth

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Negative comments regarding Charlie's body were made after a shirtless photo of him leaving the gym circulated on social media. He soon after tweeted:

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#12 Simone Biles

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The Olympic champion shared this photo of herself in 2016. Some users made fun of her appearance, with one now-detained guy saying, "Your back has more muscle than mine."

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Simone answered swiftly:

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#13 Ashley Graham

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In 2016, the model took to Instagram to call out someone who had referred to her thighs as "cellulite city."

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"I've realized that these thighs convey a story of triumph and bravery. I will not let people decide what my body should look like for their own comfort, and you should not either. #beautybeyondsize #effyourbeautystandards, "She penned a letter.

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#14 Jennifer Aniston

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After yet another flurry of pregnancy rumors in 2016, the actor responded with a stunning article for HuffPost: "For the record, I am not expecting a child. What I am is tired. I'm tired of the sport-like scrutinizing and body-shaming that goes on every day in the name of 'journalist,' the 'First Amendment,' and 'celebrity news.'"

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She went on: "We subject women to ludicrous and unpleasant objectification and examination. The way the media portrays me reflects how we see and depict women in general, judged against some distorted ideal of beauty."

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#15 Melissa McCarthy

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Melissa was described as "tractor-sized" in an Observer review of her 2013 film Identity Thief by critic Rex Reed.

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According to the actor, he told the New York Times, "I felt terrible for someone who is surrounded by hatred. I just thought, that's someone in a very awful situation, and I'm in such a good one. Every day, I laugh my head off with my spouse and kids, who moon me and sing me songs."

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#16 Jason Momoa

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Many individuals fat-shamed the actor's claimed "dad bod" when a shirtless picture of him on vacation went viral. When asked if the body-shaming bothered him, Jason said, "Not at all...tell TMZ I'll show you my dad bod soon."

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#17 Jennifer Lawrence

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In a 2014 Harper's Bazaar interview, the actor stated that producers fat-shamed her early in her career. "Someone told me I was overweight and that if I didn't lose a specific amount of weight, I would be fired. They brought in photos of me that were mostly naked and encouraged me to utilize them as motivation for my diet "She elaborated.

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"If someone even mentions the phrase 'diet,' I'm like, 'You can go fuck yourself,'" she explained.

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#18 Lady Gaga

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Following her performance at the 2017 Super Bowl, the singer received a lot of backlash online for her stomach.

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She responded to the ridiculousness with a lovely Instagram post: "I heard that my body is being discussed, so I wanted to say that I'm happy of my body, and you should be too. Regardless of who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don't need to please anyone or anything in order to achieve. Be yourself, and stay true to yourself. That's what champions are made of."

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#19 Gabourey Sidibe

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When the Precious actor attended the 2014 Golden Globes, she was body-shamed on social media.

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Gabby said:

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#20 Lili Reinhart

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In 2018, a snapshot of the Riverdale star circulated on social media, with many commenting that she was pregnant.

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The actor responded to the rumors with a series of Instagram stories. "This is simply my body. And I'm occasionally bloated. Sometimes an unfavorable photograph of me is taken. I go through bouts of weight increase from time to time. I will never, ever apologize for my body."

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#21 Jameela Jamil

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A man approached the Good Place actor at the gym in 2018 and told her that every time he saw her, he thought to himself, Ah, what a shame, she could look so great. He told her that there were numerous things she could do to improve her body.

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"I'm comfortable, I appreciate my body, I enjoy my curves," she stated after the meeting in a video. "This is unnecessary. I don't require this man. To that man, never approach anyone, especially a woman, and say anything like that again. I don't need your counsel, I don't want your advice, and I didn't ask for your opinion on whether or not I'm attractive enough. Simply fuck off."

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#22 Bebe Rexha

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In 2019, the singer posted a now-deleted Instagram photo of herself performing. The comment area rapidly became flooded with abuse about her weight, with one person referring to her as "tubby."

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Bebe responded with the following tweets:

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She continued:

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Her conclusion:

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#23 Tyra Banks

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Photos of the supermodel in a bikini were widely circulated in the tabloids in 2007. With headlines like "Thigh-ra Banks" and "America's Next Top Waddle," they criticized her weight.

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Soon after, on an episode of The Tyra Banks Show, she addressed the fat-shaming: "To those of you who have something bad to say about me or other women who are shaped like me...I have one thing to say to you: Kiss my fat ass!"

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#24 50 Cent

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Haters ruthlessly fat-shamed the rapper after his appearance at the Super Bowl a few months ago. In an Instagram post, he said, "Weight shaming only applies when [you're] ashamed of your fat."

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#25 Alyssa Milano

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Alyssa was a presenter at a NASCAR Awards ceremony presented by radio broadcaster Jay Mohr in 2013. Later that month, Jay made some deplorable radio comments regarding her post-pregnancy figure. "She seemed to have had a baby and stated, 'I don't really give a shit.' I felt it in her gut. Someone sat in the director's chair who wasn't wearing Spanx, and I thought to myself, 'Jesus Christ.'"

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Alyssa replied to his nonsense with a very elegant tweet: "I'm sorry you felt compelled to publicly humiliate me. Good luck and God bless. Please send my love to your lovely wife."

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#26 Kourtney Kardashian

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The reality TV actress posted photos of herself in a swimsuit on Instagram two years ago. One commenter stated that she appeared pregnant.

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Kourt replied by adding, "[T]his is me when I've gained a few pounds, and I truly enjoy it. This is the shape of my body after giving birth three times."

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#27 Zendaya

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Giuliana Rancic reportedly remarked during EFashion !'s Police coverage of the 2015 Oscars that Zendaya's locs made her smell like "patchouli oil" or "weed."

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The actor responded to Giuliana's heinous remarks on Twitter with a beautifully crafted answer.

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A year later, Zendaya was skinny-shamed by actress Julie Klausner in a now-deleted tweet. She wrote, "Zendaya's ultimate reply to Giuliana Rancic is starving herself down to the size of one of her elbows."

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Zendaya responded

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