6 Times Celebs Spoke out About Body Positivity
In recent years there has been a lot of talk about body positivity, as we try to alter the ideas that have been ingrained over decades. There is no longer one body shape and look that is deemed beautiful, and this is in part thanks to advocates for change and self-love. Of course, celebrities have a larger reach than regular people, which is why it’s important for them to speak out about the body issues that we all face.
Demi Lovato: Perhaps one of the most vocal celebs when it comes to body positivity and acceptance, is Demi Lovato. The singer has publicly shared her health struggles and has made incredibly inspiring comments. Including an interview with Fitness magazine, in which she said, “I realized I’d rather be strong and happy than be what society thinks is thin and perfect and be miserable.”
Jennifer Aniston: Jennifer Aniston is perfectly comfortable in her own skin and she encourages others to stop being overly critical of themselves and embrace who they are. During an interview with Refinery29, she said, “We are so overly critical of ourselves—with the obsession with perfection, trying to reach a goal that’s unrealistic. We should take care of what we have and not take it for granted because it’s our one body.”
Meghan Trainor: When she’s not singing about loving her curves, Meghan Trainor is speaking about how it’s crucial to love yourself, exactly the way that you are—and she will absolutely call out those who try to change her. The singer was infuriated when her “Me Too” video was reportedly retouched, and her waist made smaller. She wanted to stay true to herself, and because of this she called the head of Vevo and asked them to take the video down.
“Take it down, that’s not me. I need to fix this now as soon as I can,” she told Good Morning America of her discussion with Vevo.
Rihanna: RiRi has spoken out about the unrealistic standards of beauty set by Hollywood. During an interview with Daily Mail, she said, “Being size zero is a career in itself so we shouldn’t try and be like them [runway models]. It’s not realistic and it’s not healthy.”
Amber Riley: Amber Riley gave a moving interview to Entertainment Weekly, in which she spoke about how she refused to “hurt herself” to fit into a certain mold. She said, “I’m not going to conform, and hurt myself, and do something crazy to be a size 2.”
Amber Rose: Amber Rose may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we have a lot of respect for her because she’s completely unashamed of who she is. This includes having the confidence to share a photo on Instagram of herself in a bikini, in which she proudly shows off her stretch marks and cellulite—because even celebs have “imperfections.”