Will body shaming ever come to an end?

Of course, I know that was a very naive question of me to ask, because the answer is obviously no! No, body shaming won’t ever go away, no matter if it’s targeted at a boy in school in a small village, a woman sitting in a bar, a co-worker or like in our case, a celebrity like Kelly Clarkson, I guess unfortunately it’ll always be around.

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The pop singer has been the latest target of fat shaming in the public eye about her post pregnancy weight. And to be honest, I don’t even know who this dude named Chris Wallace is. Apparently he’s the one who made a comment about her and kinda ignited the whole discussion. Listen to what he has said about Kelly! Hit it!

 

 

Well in his defense I have to mention that he apologized later, but if I were in Kelly’s shoes I would have told this mister Wallace to eat his own words because I’m having a deep dish pizza with double cheese on it! Honestly, I just think he should have known better to not fat shame a woman’s post baby body. I mean, who does that?

And cudos to the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson for handling her weight situation and all these fat shaming critics in such an eloquent and classy manner. Take a look!

 

 

Kiss my fat ass! 

And for those of you who may not remember it or haven’t heard about this incident, I’m going to talk about a case that has been really inspiring me to embrace diversity even more than I did until that point.

The one and only Tyra Banks – and for all of you who know me personally, y’all know how much I love Tyra – has been the target of public fat shaming as well. Back in 2008 the tabloids made mocking headlines like “America’s Next Top Waddle” next to an unfalttering paparazzi picture of the America’s Next Top Model host.

Of course Tyra was hurt, but she didn’t let it defeat her and decided to fight back and made a statement that quickly went viral. So I want you guys to take a moment and have a look at those two videos that are quite important when it comes to make a head against body shaming. Roll it!

 

 

 

Skinny people and fat people

The bottom line is that people come in all different shapes and sizes, complexions and eye colors. And for some people it’s just way to complicated to wrap their heads around this fact. And by the way body shaming goes for any kinda discrimination against different body types and any gender.

I can’t tell you how much I dislike the terms ‘real women’ and ‘real men’, meaning both in a very sterotypical and oldfashioned manner. There are so many predjudiced people out there who call out skinny girls by saying that they’re not a real women because ‘real women’ do have curves and round breasts and a jucy ass.

That is so wrong people, I can’t tell you how much it bothers me when people say that! Because no, a very flat-chested lanky woman is not less of a woman than the curvy one! The same goes for guys as well, there’s no such thing as a ‘real man’. I’m considered to be a longarmed skinny type of guy and again, I’m not less of a man than your bulky friend.

Well anyway, I guess by now y’all got the point because I know that you, my dear readers, are my people. And let me end this story on a positive note with Kelly’s words by saying “You’re just who you are. We are who we are.” That’s all, have a good day and thanks for reading!

If you feel like it, leave me a comment below! Talk to you soon!

 

There are models and there’s Tyra

By Saturday, February 28, 2015 0 , , Permalink 0

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Remember the days when models ruled the runways and you could actually identify them by only mentioning their first names? It was the era of the Supers: Linda, Christy, Naomi, Claudia, Kate, Elle, Tatjana and so on … Well, Tyra is definitely one of those models who can call herself a true supermodel. But it was a long and difficult way to accompish her success and it surely didn’t come over night. After deciding not to go to College and persuing modeling as a fulltime job, Tyra Banks went to Paris and worked successfully as a high fashion runway model. But as her body started to change and she became curvier, the model decided to not starve herself and to simply change her career into a whole other direction. And her plans paid off, since Tyra became the first ever black model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine and the rest is history! From then on her career really took off and she managed to make herself a household name not only in fashion but in the whole entertainment industry. This year Sports Illustrated has its 50 years celebration, so it’s about time to look back and see how far Tyra Banks has come since she first appeared on the magazine’s cover in 1996. Take a look! 

 

 

If you can’t get enough of Tyra (like me), I can only recommend you guys to watch this E! documentary about Tyra’s career. She takes you on a tour about her life from the very beginning as a school girl to where she’s now, talking about the highs and lows on the way to success including the rivalry that went on with fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell.