In the world of social media people sometimes just let loose and say exactly what they think. You can post whatever you want and are protected by the Internet’s cloak of anonymity. There won’t be any consequences for you. But there will be consequences for the people whose feelings get hurt in the process.
Enter the bodyshamers. It’s easy to sit in front of your laptop or your phone all day and just give horrible comments about someone’s appearance. Even more so, if that someone is a celebrity. Especially if that celebrity is female.
Let’s have a look at how some of them responded to their haters as compiled by Diply.
1. Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore was accused of using Photoshop. She had this to say: “I have NEVER photoshopped pictures. That’s not what I’m about. If you’re going to be rude about people’s bodies, go elsewhere.”
Instagram | @mandymooremm
2. Jennifer Lopez
J Lo has always had an amazing figure, ever since the beginnings of her career. She has worked hard for it, and it’s understandable that she won’t accept being accused of photoshopping this picture.
Instagram | @jlo| Twitter | @JLo_Philippines
3. Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff posted this photo on Instagram along with an inspirational message which read: “I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages… Ladies, lets be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed.”
Instagram | @hilaryduff
Zendaya is the defender of all women. In answer to a hate tweet, she sent this message of self-love: “everyone go look in the mirror at their beautiful body, and love that sh*t #thickgirlswinning #skinnygirlswinning #weallwinning.”
Instagram | @zendaya
5. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with haters. She received a lot of criticism when she was pregnant: first it was because she was too thin, then because she was too fat. But she learned how to deal with it, and shared this with the world: “I’ve learned to love my body at every stage! I’m going to get even bigger & that’s beautiful too!”
Instagram | @kimkardashian
6. Ariel Winter
The Modern Family actress posted this photo of her looking stunning for her graduation. She managed to defeat all the body shamers, with a single tweet: “I looked HOT in that dress.”
Instagram | @arielwinter
7. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is a fighter against double standards. She wrote, “When will people stop being offended by women showing skin/expressing sexuality? The double standard is so boring and exhausting. woman can love their bodies too!”
Facebook | Ariana Grande
8. Sasha Pieterse
The Pretty Little Liars star has received a lot of backlash for the way she looks, especially for gaining weight. “We live in such a judgemental society that puts every kind of flaw, including weight gain, in the same category.” she said in a post. She ain’t wrong!
Instagram | @sashapieterse27
9. Lili Reinhart
Some haters had things to say about the kind of food the Riverdale actress eats. She responded by saying, “Thank you so much for being concerned about my weight, I’ll respond later after I finish my double cheeseburger.” Classic.
Instagram | @lilireinhart
10. Gabourey Sidibe
The American actress received a lot of hate after the 2014 Golden Globes. She wasn’t too bothered about it: “To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK”
Instagram | @gabby3shabby
11. Amy Schumer
It’s tough being an average-sized woman in Hollywood. Comedian Amy Schumer is the object of many nasty comments regarding her weight. How did she respond? Well, she posted this photo with this caption: “I am a size 6 and have no plans of changing. This is it. Stay on or get off. Kisses!”
Instagram | @amyschumer
12. J.K. Rowling
Someone made a passing comment about Serena Williams looking like a man in a photo J.K. Rowling posted. In true J.K. fashion she shut down the hater with a masterful tweet: “Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You’re an idiot.”
Twitter | @jk_rowling
13. Laverne Cox
Snapchat sometimes changes your face enough to make people assume you had a nose job. If you don’t believe it, ask Laverne Cox. “For everyone who thinks I had a nose job, the surgeon is snapchat….I try to love, embrace and accept myself everyday, filter or no filter, make up or no makeup, weave or no weave,” she posted.
Instagram | @lavernecox
At the end of the day, haters gonna hate, and we can either choose to shut them out, or to shut them down. But we must never let them get to us, because that way – they win. These celebrities refused to give in: instead, they fired back at their vicious critics, and by doing that set an example for all of us.