Twenty-nine-year-old Rihanna has been fat-shamed online after putting on weight for a role. Of course that actors are required to go to certain lengths for their craft so one blogger decided to shame the Barbados-born star for the way her body looks. Some people will never learn.
He even said that she is a bad example for the other girls who can get inspired and gain weight too. People on Twitter were rightfully disgusted.
Barstool Sports writer Chris ‘Spags’ Spagnuolo asked the question that literally no one wanted to hear: Is Rihanna going to make being fat the hot new trend?
— Straight Spags (@ChrisSpags) May 30, 2017
Concluding that she looks like she’s wearing a sumo suit, Spags went on to “honor” the world with his 350 words of insufferable, totally unwanted and never required opinions, adding that she must be “enjoying the good room service for a little too long.”
Just, take a deep breath and read this:
“A world of ladies shaped like the Hindenburg loaded into one-piece bathing suits may be on the horizon now that Rihanna is traipsing around out there looking like she’s in a sumo suit.”
Twitter responded refusing to put up with Spags’ theories, because of course:
I’ve yet to come across one male employee at barstool that isn’t shaped like a lump of raw dough so congratulations you played yourself.
— ok 🌹 (@livyrozay) May 30, 2017
Delete this shit! You’re out of line. pic.twitter.com/72x13kS3A4
— C.Steward (@CandidlyCrystal) May 30, 2017
Barstool has always treated women like shit. It’s gross, but nothing new. There’s no repercussions bc this is what the site + readers want.
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) May 30, 2017
To the clown trying to fat shame Rihanna…ur just mad bc Rihanna can be morbidly obese and still get laid unlike urself. Kick rocks clown 😜
— Highly Favored 😇 (@tokingblackgirl) May 31, 2017
the only people who would fat shame Rihanna are white men with small dicks! pathetic #wendyshow
— Tiffany (@Vivacious_Fab) May 31, 2017
Did I see someone ‘fat shame’ Rihanna? HOW DARE YOU??? pic.twitter.com/aEzrCqt0Gs
— Saina (@Callmesaina1) April 19, 2017
Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy later issued a statement so half-arsed it might just be more offensive than his writer’s misogynistic magnum opus.
“To be honest I don’t think the blog was as bad as many are making it out to be, but I’ll tell you this. It wasn’t that funny either and I could have told you with absolute certainty that feminists would hate it and use it as an example of ‘there goes Barstool being Barstool again.”
“There are just certain topics that you better nail if you’re gonna write about them because, you know, they are hot button issues for us. So if you’re gonna blog about Rihanna gaining weight you better be funny as fuck and you better make it bullet proof.”
You heard it right.