By Danielle Bryant
It’s no surprise that celebs in the public eye often come under some serious scrutiny, but when singer/actress Ariana Grande was recently faced with an incident of body-shaming, she immediately shut it down.
A Twitter user compared Ariana’s body to ABC-TV Modern Family star Ariel Winter’s fuller figure, and Ariana wasn’t about to sit there and take it. Instead, she spoke up on Instagram about why that sort of language is totally inappropriate, writing in her post, “Here we go again…. I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling this way today! In case you need a reminder, you’re beautiful. It’s a beautiful day to be yourself!”
We love that Ariana stood up for herself and her fellow girls—and so does Ariel, who took to Twitter to show her support.
Meanwhile, Ariel confronted some ugly comments on her Instagram after the Modern Family star shared a pic of herself wearing a bathing suit while on a boat with her nieces.
When comments became inappropriate, Ariel publicly addressed them, and took to Insta again to make her point by sharing a picture that demonstrates how people can make arbitrary judgments against someone just based on the length of her skirt. The original photographic artwork, titled “Judgments,” is by artist Rosea Lake.
“Who knew an innocent photo with my nieces would turn into this?” Ariel wrote in the caption. “The height of a girl’s skirt, or whatever she is wearing for that matter, does not imply what she is asking for. It sickens me to think at 17 years old, a photo of myself with my nieces is suggesting that I’m ‘asking for it.’”
Ariel continued her empowering message, writing, “I typically never give power to the mean things people bravely say behind their computer screens on the Internet, but this is for the girls who are constantly bullied whether it be online or at school. You are not asking for anything because of what you are wearing—you are expressing yourself and don’t you ever think you deserve the negativity as the consequences to what you are wearing—YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.”
“Celebrate you and don’t let anyone’s comments allow you to think less of yourself. Us girls have to stick together!” —Ariel Winter, actress
Both Ariel and Ariana are right—all bodies are beautiful, and more important, all people are valuable. Let’s focus on that going forward.
Reprinted with permission from girlslife.com.