#StopBodyShaming

A lot of things lately have been triggering me to come forward and write this post because after reading some tweets Kelly Clarkson has recently received some really deep and cruel criticism on her weight from controversial British TV personality Katie Hopkins. Hopkins recently took to her Twitter earlier this year after seeing a TV appearance of Clarkson and commented “Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all her backing singers? Happily I have a wide-screen,”

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When Kelly’s fans heard about the tweet thousands of them defended the singer and her weight, Hopkins decided to tweet back “Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago. That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight. Get over yourselves,”

“We give fat really cute names, don’t we?” Katie said. “We have baby weight, puppy fat, love handles, muffin top, chunky monkey — ultimately these are all nice names for something that’s not very nice … You’re supporting Kelly Clarkson because everybody likes to have a fat friend, because the great thing about a fat friend is it makes you feel slimmer.”

“Every fat child has a fat parent,” Katie said. ” And that’s — for me — why Kelly Clarkson is an important example. She needs to allow her daughter to grow up knowing that it’s not great to be fat. It’s much better to be healthier.”

But Kelly didn’t stay quiet and said the best response in return “She’s tweeted something nasty about me? That’s because she doesn’t know me. I’m awesome!” Clarkson explained. “It doesn’t bother me. It’s a free world. Say what you will. I’ve just never cared what people think. It’s more if I’m happy and I’m confident and feeling good, that’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family — I don’t seek out any other acceptance.”

Comments which are both cruel and hurtful no matter who you are and what you think if it’s not positive it should have not been said. When I see, hear, and read things like this it really gets under my skin while it also leaves me speechless. I will never understand how people can be so selfish, evil, and heartless. It is true that being older doesn’t make you any wiser. How grown up people can be so ignorant that nowadays it seems like the older the more dramatic and childish they become. That goes for everyone because that is the image kids today see in most of their parents and if not they are letting society raise them. It is so sad seeing women tearing women down when we should be uplifting and giving words of wisdom instead of being bitter, seeking revenge, and using descriptive words or slurs to each other. I am not defending who is skinny, who is curvy, who is fat, who is pretty, who is ugly? No I am defending and standing up for women’s right to be beautiful in their own way!

UntitledJust because someone is 4’10 at 216 pounds or 5’11 at 120 pounds it doesn’t give the right for either one or someone at a perfect weight and height to criticize either one. Most people who have thigh gaps ladies it’s not because they are doing magic exercises in the gym or surgery it’s usually a generic trait. You could be the most overweight girl in the world lose 100 pounds trying to get a thigh gap and guess what your might get thinner legs but that gap you have been killing yourself for will kill you first before you get actually get it. That is not healthy nor beautiful, if you are putting yourself at risk for a beauty trait then it’s not worth it. Beauty as much cliché as it may sound it comes from the inside. From the inner love you have for yourself and the love you have for others. It’s about who you are, what you stand for, what you like to do, your dreams, your aspirations, and so much more. When you realize that are you doing things for yourself things slowly start falling into place and beautiful things come out of it. If you want to lose or gain weight do it the healthy way and because you want to do it and not because of someone else remember that: “A lion never loses sleep over the opinion of the sheep’s”. Be that lion own it and let them hear your roar.

bodHonestly when talking about weight and beauty standards people definitely need to open up their minds about what those are, what they mean, and accept everyone for who they are. Not everyone who is skinny all thin and bones are anorexic and not all who are thick and curvy are obese or have eating disorders. More than likely they its just in their DNA and no matter how much they try they can’t seem to gain or lose the weight. Of course there are a lot of eating disorders and also mental disorders that also come a lot into play. You have Body Dysmorphic, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Anorexia which are all caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors. But they only way to avoid causing these disorders if you as well associety in all would stop judging people or yourself by “looks”, and start being more aware of what we say, post, talk, and how we raise our kids in a world that is already so cruel. Since its so easy for people who are insecure about their own self’s or simply assholes to say least to bully others when they are always hiding behind their phones and computers posting comments on social media, gossiping around in the hall or so on. What you can do if you are tired of seeing your friends or yourself going through this is :STOP being the victim, STOP being the one who is quiet BE the voice, STAND UP!

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Instead of looking at yourself in the mirror and hating your reflection start speaking out loud what makes you unique and those are the things that make you beautiful! Stop living by the rules of others, listen people are always going to talk so why not show them what you are really made of. Whoever said beauty was just any specific look I really feel bad for them because they are missing out on millions of other beautiful people out there.

*Disclaimer: I am not a health professional but I do encourage you to lose or gain weight the healthy way and not putting yourself out there without talking to a professional so please consult your Doctor, Nutritionist, or Physical Fitness Instructor before doing anything.

Be confident, Be bold, and Be Proud of who you are don’t lose yourself in the midst of the mind wars. OWN IT !

XO,

EV

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