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How Celebrities Are Fighting Back Against Body Shaming

How Celebrities Are Fighting Back Against Body Shaming
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Celebrities’ bodies are constantly under public scrutiny. Now, many entertainers are fighting back against negative comments on the Internet and in the media.

On Monday, Christie Brinkley and her two daughters showed off their bikini bods for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook may have a supermodel mother, but they still were not 100 percent confident getting into swimwear for a major magazine.

Both of Christie’s daughters took to Instagram to discuss their body image. Part of 18-year-old Sailor's caption read, “I’ve had issues with my body image since before I can even remember. I grew up not loving how I looked and felt held back because of it … I don’t need to be a size 0 to believe in myself.”

I've had issues with my body image since before I can even remember. I grew up not loving how I looked and felt held back because of it. I don't know why I always felt that way, sure I had baby fat and definitely went through a plethora of awkward phases, but I had a family that loved me i had friends who made me laugh etc. But for some reason I still looked in the mirror and always somehow found something to pick on. I went from being "too fat" to "too thin" to "too muscular" and I never felt satisfied. My body and I have been through it all. But recently I have been liberated. I am healthy, i treat myself well, and for that i'm happy. I've looked in the mirror and been able to LOVE the things about my body that beauty norms deem 'undesirable'. I now have grown to know that my body is worthy of so many great things. I don't need to be a size 0 to believe in myself. My body carries me each and every day, it loves the people i love, it holds what makes me healthy and strong, it bends it shakes it runs and it CHANGES. That is okay and that is beautiful. I could not be more grateful to the beautiful and strong @mj_day for including me in this years Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 😭😩❤ This is more than a magazine to me and always has been. As a growing young woman SI showed me all bodies are different and all bodies are worthy of celebrating. Thank you thank you @si_swimsuit for celebrating my beautiful mama, my beautiful sister, I, and ALL WOMEN!! How lucky am i?! 😩😍😍 i think I'm dreaming. 😭😩😩 thank you!!!!!!! ❤ (Also, thank you @hayleythorpeholla and @v_beast and everyone at @dogpound for changing my life 😭❤) More to come!!!!!!!!

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Her 31-year-old sister Alexa shared a photo of herself in a black two-piece, writing, "Let's STOP degrading and START celebrating ourselves and others, from both the inside AND out. 👑🕊🦋There's far too much degradation, competition, insecurity, and unhealthy standards associated with women and their bodies- particularly on social-media."

Let's STOP degrading and START celebrating ourselves and others, from both the inside AND out. 👑🕊🦋There's far too much degradation, competition, insecurity, and unhealthy standards associated with women and their bodies- particularly on social-media. As a conscious society, it's up to us to flip this negativity on its head. I don't have a completely flat tummy, or cellulite-free thighs... nor am I a model's height or shape. Neither are hundreds of millions of other beautiful women out there. SO WHAT? Does it really matter, in the end? All that matters is how YOU feel about yourself. Set your own standards of beauty; both internally and externally. All of those unrealistic-looking, photoshopped images are nothing more than white noise, playing off of your own insecurities in order to make a buck. Don't let them affect you. DO YOU! We are all perfect, just as we are. Please know that. Thank you @si_swimsuit for showcasing all heights, shapes, and sizes. For within our distinctions, our quirks, and our self-perceived 'flaws'... therein lies the beauty. {Capture Credit: @si_swimsuit #BehindTheScenes Thank you for the honor of shooting me with my Precious & Golden Sunshines: Mamacita & Sailorina.}

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“This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz has been catapulted into the Hollywood spotlight, but her journey to her hit NBC show wasn’t easy. She told People magazine, with the work slow in coming, she was depressed and eating her feelings, gaining more than 100 pounds.

The 36-year-old has the perfect response for the haters, telling People, "The way I stand up to bullies is with kindness and love. Because I think that's what they really need. They're misunderstood and probably really upset themselves.”

Demi Lovato wanted to send her body shamers a message — by stripping down to her most authentic self! Baring her naked bod and going makeup-free in unretouched photos, the “Confident” singer told “Extra’s” Terri Seymour, “I did it and I wanted to show people that you can go from having body image issues your whole life to feeling comfortable enough to show your body to the whole world without Photoshop."

Ashley Graham has become a sort of spokesperson for curvy models and women alike. The model shared with “Extra's” AJ Calloway last year, “I believe that every woman and man has gone through some kind of body shaming and, whether they want to admit it or not, it probably hurt them. I believe speaking about it and speaking up about what matters to you is really going to change the lives of people around you.”

After dealing with being called "the fat sister” her entire life, Khloé Kardashian is shutting up her haters by getting the best body of her life, and she is helping others get their hot bods on her new E! Show, “Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian.” Khloé revealed she was "always told I couldn't get skinny or always labeled 'the fat one,' so when I started losing weight I was like, ‘Oh, wow, maybe I should take this seriously.'"

She added, “The best form of revenge is a great body… My revenge is not on one person, per se… [It’s] on everyone who told me, ‘You're too fat,' or the stylists that would not work with me."

While at the “Hotel Transylvania 2” junket, Selena Gomez opened up to “Extra,” sharing on the topic of body shaming, "I would be lying to you if I said it didn't hurt my feelings. You can't listen to it. You have to know that you're made individually to be who you are."

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