Celebrities and body image are a notoriously fickle combination. Whether they want to become a point of comparison or not, actors, musicians, and other entertainers are thrust into the public eye. Despite having some sort of skills or talent that initially made them famous, this is not what the paparazzi chooses to focuses on. Instead, if you open any magazine at the checkout counter of Publix, you’ll see celebrities being ridiculed for their body shape, hair styles, and clothing choices.
After decades of this being the norm, celebrities are speaking out. This Buzzfeed article features some of my favorite celebrity come backs, as powerful individuals speak out to stop the paparazzi and other celebrities from commenting negatively on their body and choices. Although only women are featured in this article, I am sure that there have also been great quotes from people of all genders in the industry, fighting back against rude and unnecessary remarks.
So in case you’re feeling down about how much attention is placed on superficial things like looks, check out what these women had to say in response. I’ve put some of my favorites below!
By: Julia Greenspan