Hilary Duff fires back at body-shamers: “Kiss my ass”
Thanks for hitting back and shutting down perpetrators of this toxic culture
Aug 8, 2017
It seems that some people have turned bullying into a hobby. Making others feel bad about themselves has become the norm somehow and actress Hilary Duff isn’t taking any of this body-shaming crap, which promotes unrealistic standards society has set for women.
Last Friday, she posted a photo of her backside. She was carrying her five-year-old son Luca as she rocked a checkered one-piece swimsuit. There, she flaunted what she calls “celeb flaws” (uhh, what flaws?).
The actress, 29, stood up “on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages,” against body-shamers, and reminded them of the beautiful things the body these haters are attacking is capable of. “My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go.”
I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages. I’m enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months. Since websites and magazines love to share ‘celeb flaws’ – well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go. Ladies, lets be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed. You guys (you know who you are!) already know how to ruin a good time, and now you are body shamers as well. #kissmyass 😛✌🏻
She also called out websites and magazines for their obsession with celebrities’ bodies, especially those with imperfections. “Well, I have them!” she said. Duff stresses that these imperfections don’t define her and don’t make her less of a person.
She points out an important message for women: They should be proud of “what [they’ve] got” and what they can do instead of wallowing in self-pity, “wishing [they] were different, better, and unflawed.” Every body’s different, changing at their own pace, and that’s normal for a human being.
Besides, nobody’s well-deserved vacation should be disturbed by pathetic losers who feed on others’ misery.
Header image courtesy of Redbook Mag
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