There is a long history of body shaming across all cultures and, as we know, Black people have been subject to a particular nature of scrutiny due to a complex past. Recently, Demetria Obilor was targeted by an internet troll who couldn't stand to see the traffic reporter shine. Unfortunately, body shaming has become more common with the proliferation of the web.
Lauren London Isn't Stressing Her Baby Weight
After a mother has recently given birth to a child, you'd think that the first thing someone would want to know is how things are going. But of course, in true hater fashion, people had plenty to say about Lauren's post-partum physique. With a touch of class, she responded with this:
Lupita Nyong'o Loves Herself From Head To Toe
Grazia UK magazine placed the lovely and talented Lupita on the cover of their November 2017 issue, but allowed her image to be altered to fit more Eurocentric beauty standards. Lupita voiced her stance and the publication has since issued an apology.
People Obviously Didn't Cop Solange's Album...#DTMH
Despite having a track literally titled "Don't Touch My Hair," The Evening Standard, a publication of London, did the exact opposite and edited Solange's hair on the cover. They've since apologized for the editorial blunder.
Rihanna Looks Good Regardless
The bad gal had a hilarious clapback to tabloids who had something to say about her size:
Serena Williams Ain't Sorry
Critics have had countless things to say about Serena's physique. They didn't know that queens come in all forms. Despite the noise, she has continued to live her best life and be one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen. How about we focus on all the Ws she's taking!
A message of inspiration from Ariana Grande
Instead of channeling energy into the haters that tried to bring her down about her size, Ari transformed the hate into a message of positivity for us all:
All in all, the takeaway is clear: no matter how you were created, you are beautiful. Love yourself in all ways, always!
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