‘If I could choose, I would have my ass back’
Size shaming is a harmful modern phenomenon involving people – specifically public figures – being publicly judged and criticised for their appearance.
The focus of the judgement differs depending on the person, as does the insults, but if you’re an A-list woman, it is almost impossible to be immune from size-shaming.
Whether labelled too big, too small, too curvaceous, too flat-chested – it’s hard to win, and with the shaming comes criticism of perpetuating unrealistic and unhealthy beauty standards.
‘Most of it is just nonsense but it can still hurt,’ the 22-year-old explained of being thin-shamed. ‘Nowadays, people are quick to say, “I used to love Gigi’s body, and now she just gave in”’.
She continued: ’If I could choose, I would have my ass back and I would have the tits I had a few years ago. But, honestly, we can’t look back with regret. I loved by body then, and I love my body now.’
Going on to explain the dangers of the internet on body image, she explained: ‘It’s so important for young people not to compare themselves with what they see online.’
Gigi continued: ‘It’s our job as actors and/or models to be in shape. We have access to gyms and trainers and healthy food.’
Here, here, Gigi. Isn’t it about time we stopped size-shaming each other?