GIGI HADID- BODY SHAMING
To all the girls that think you are fat because you are not a size zero you are the beautiful one its society who’s ugly. –Marilyn Monroe
The action or practice of humiliating someone by making, mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size is body shaming. That is how the Oxford dictionary defines it. Body shaming is not only faced with people who are curvy or have a large built but also by people who are skinny.People who are curvy are ruthlessly called fat or overweight and people who are skinny are called sticks. People are often told that they are lucky to face jokes about being skinny because it is better than being called fat. Honestly, the act of body shaming is disgusting and many young boys and girls are bullied and find it difficult to love their bodies because according to the society’s idea they are not perfect.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid is yet another celeb who has faced body shaming. In 2015 Gigi wrote an open letter to her body shamers that she posted on Instagram addressing the criticism from people who thought she wasn’t skinny enough to be a model. In the letter, she wrote “Yes, I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs. Your mean comments don’t make me want to change my body”. In a podcast, Gigi spoke to Vogue’s booking director Helena Suric about modeling and body image and discussed that open letter from last year. She said “We are all humans. I’ll never say that it doesn’t affect me. Sometimes it’s harder than the others. I never didn’t like my body. I was very athletic. I was proud of why my body was the way it was. That was the journal entry that I thought would help people know that they can speak up and defend themselves”.
Gigi Hadid once again spoke out against her body-shamers but this time she addressed those who called her too thin. On Instagram, she responded to a commenter that said she had lost weight. She wrote “It’s called growing up, I loved my body as a 17-year-old athlete and I love my body now. Yes, I’ve lost some ‘baby fat’, but muscle mass from my intensive volleyball training in high school has changed over the years into lean muscle from boxing and work stress can have its effect, but purposefully changing my body has never been my thing. I still eat what I want, I am still strong and I am still healthy. Your comment won’t get me down but the next time, please think about the young women who may read body judgment comments and judge themselves as they see their bodies growing and therefore naturally growing too”.
Whatever size or shape body you have, it is important to embrace and love it. You have to accept your body and make the best of it. There is nothing wrong with your body, but there is a lot wrong with the messages which try to convince you otherwise. So pledge that you will look in the mirror and only appreciate your body because the most revolutionary thing you can do is love your body.
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.
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