EMMA STONE- BODY SHAMING
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is a genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”- Marilyn Monroe
Beauty is accepting you for who you are. You are your own unique self, second to none and that’s beautiful. Being comfortable in your own skin and body, loving yourself in a world that puts a word like ‘beautiful’ into stereotypical limits is a rebellious act.
All of us, sometimes have wanted to be slimmer, fairer, taller; we all have wanted to be a little bit more. We sometimes have wondered how it would have been if we were ‘better’. That’s where we shame ourselves. Not only us but body shaming. One such victim is Emma Stone.
The highest paid American actress is considered a style icon—the media cites her hair, eyes, and husky voice as her trademarks. She had been said that she was too skinny by adults and peers alike. In mid-school, people joked that she had an eating disorder. She had started shaming herself for all these judgments.
“I firmly believe that nothing really affects you or can really bother you if you don’t already feel that way about yourself. I’ve seen a lot of comments that say, ‘Eat a sandwich’ or ‘She looks sick.’ I’ve been looking at myself in the mirror being mean to myself. I’m not sick. I eat sandwiches….In no way is it my intention to be a bad example. That has been kind of bothering me lately. I’ve shamed myself into it.” She said in an interview with the USA Today.
She once quoted in an interview “I do have that thing of, ‘Oh my God, I’m disgusting –- I ate a huge Wagamama lunch, the whole yaki soba, and I feel so fat.’ But I’m still gonna eat that stuff, and you know what? You can get nice, loose clothes that cover it all up… You won’t
hear me saying I have no body issues because I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t.” This brought to her contradicting remarks. She loved to eat like a human but was ‘disgusted’ about it.
Nobody is free from criticism when it comes to appearances. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, they say. How we judge others is a reflection of our own self. She finally tried to stop self-body shaming and started accepting her body type. Rather than endlessly defend herself, Stone has made a decision, she says, to keep the mean girls out of her life. “When I make a comment about someone or I choose to gossip about someone and speculate about their body or their life or their face, it’s usually a reflection of something I’m feeling myself. That has become ingrained in me. I’m trying to eliminate gossip from my own life,” she says.
She’s an inspiration to thousands of young girls currently dealing with body shaming issues. The world needs more girls like Emma!
We need to stop this at this very moment, and we can do that by making people who shame others realise how this affects life of those who go through this and how dangerous it is for their minds and bodies both to be body shamed just because they don’t land into the definition of beauty and perfection set by the society.
For this, we ask people to be brave enough to accept their mistake by taking up a challenge and accepting their mistake in front of the world. Take up this #Mirchichallenge and accept that you have body shamed someone in your life and become get rid of the guilt and live freely.
We bring to you a fun challenge #MIRCHICHALLENGE which you must take up and be sorry to have done this with anybody ever, you just have to follow the steps:
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