Rihanna had the perfect response for her body shamers on Instagram

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  • She hasn't got time for that

    Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

    This year has been Rihanna’s most successful yet – she pretty much won the internet with her Met Ball Gala dress, she gave an inspiring Humanitarian of the Year speech at Harvard University complete with the sassiest ponytail flick we’ve ever seen, and now she’s planning to show off her acting chops and is aiming for her very own Oscar, no less.

    But despite her accomplishments, over the last few months Rihanna’s body has been attacked by internet trolls who have nothing better to do with their time than comment on the weight of a woman they don’t know. One writer even decided to pen a vitriolic article criticising the Umbrella singer in a piece titled Is Rihanna Going To Make Being Fat The Hot New Trend? where he claimed she looked ‘like she was wearing a sumo suit’. Yes, really. He was promptly suspended, but Rihanna had her say on the furore and clapped back at her body shamers in a pretty brilliant way.

    In the months that have followed, she is still getting trolled. However, she is also still shutting down her critics perfectly.

    A few days ago, a fan posted a video of Rihanna picking up some snacks with her friends, and they captioned the video: ‘Everybody who calling [Rihanna] too fat @mdollas11 telling you what to do in this video K !! #mindyourown #eatallyouwant @badgalriri I got you like Melissa.’

    It didn’t take long for the comments to roll in about the singer’s body, but Rihanna wasted no time in shutting them all down with five words (and three emojis).

    ‘Somebody called me too fat? ???,’ she wrote.

    Reason #526 that she is Queen.

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