Are we normalizing the “Body Shaming” to famous people?.
Celebrities who are constantly in the public eye spoke out about “Body Shaming” and reminded us of why we should love our bodies.
From Kate Winslet, Melissa McCarthy, Alyssa Milano, Alicia Machado, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Bell, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Lizzo,Beyoncé, Jennifer Aniston, Lena Dunham…
The last one was Selena Gomez, she has responded to the comments received on social media during the Golden Globes about her body shape.
“The beauty myth: an obsession with physical perfection that traps [the] modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty,” she wrote in her caption (opens in new tab). “I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone. Wind in her sails.”
Jennifer Lawrence says that when she was beginning her career, people in the film industry shamed her for “being fat.” According to the actor, she was once told she would be fired if she didn’t lose weight. “If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet,’ I’m like, ‘You can go fuck yourself.’”
Shakira was criticized for uploading a video on her Instagram doing ‘twerking’ and many have advised her to “go to the gym”.
“It had to do with how fuckable it could make me.” Charlize Theron recalls one of her worst experiences in Hollywood during a costume fitting.
“I remember one movie in particular where a director kept calling me in to do fittings, one after the other. It was very obvious that it had to do with my sexuality and how fuckable I could make myself in the movie. When I was starting out That was the norm.”
Gigi Hadid, Some people have accused the model of being too thin while others have said she’s too curvy for the runway. The powerful responsibility in the fashion industry, what they point out as aesthetic or unsightly…
Clothing sizing may seem like a trivial concern but it’s been the hill that many international clothing brands have come to die on. But it’s not just about body size, it’s also about shape and proportions. A Chinese ‘Large’ is an international ‘Medium’ or a ‘10’ in UK sizing.
European foot measurements make no sense to people outside Europe. The same study showed a 6-inch difference in the chest and waist measurements between US and Chinese women and a 7-inch difference in the lower hip.
The size standards set by the clothing industry are often at odds with the diversity of bodies. We are not built the same, but seems we still have to fit.
Before the industrial era, people wore custom clothing that they could change over time: «The tailor must study his model, as the artist studies his subject ». You were wearing your clothes and not the opposite. We have since then mechanized the art of the tailors.
Industrial items are usually made to fit certain types of bodies and not all of them.