Hollywood movies typically promote an ideal (skinny) body image which most people, including celebrities, have a tough time living up to. This is why several Hollywood stars have started speaking against unrealistic beauty standards and the insane pressure to conform to them.
Here is what some of them have had to say on the subject:
“I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion... Be happy and healthy. I’ve never had a problem with the way I look. I’d rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym.” - Adele
“I am more than my weight.” - Demi Lovato
“This is who I am. I am proud at any size. And I love you, and want you to be proud in any form you may take as well.” - Lady Gaga
“I’m a woman that’s living in this world of everybody telling everyone how they should look and what they should be eating and how people can lose this much weight this fast, and it just kind of overwhelms our senses. If I could just make the tiniest bit of difference in getting rid of that because it is so annoying, I would love that.” - Jennifer Lawrence
“I learned to stop hating every ounce of fat on my body. I worked hard to retrain my brain that a little extra weight means curves, shinier hair, and more energy. I think a lot of us push the boundaries of dieting, but taking it too far can be really dangerous. There is no quick fix. I work on accepting my body every day.” - Taylor Swift
"Imperfection is beauty. We are all imperfect.” - Miley Cyrus
"I'm not going to conform and hurt myself and do something crazy to be a size 2.” - Amber Riley
"I realize everybody wants what they don't have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what's on the outside!” - Selena Gomez
In a world and especially an industry that’s so rife with strict standards on what a woman’s body should like it, it is definitely nothing short of inspirational to see this wide variety of gorgeous starlets speak out against these restrictive norms. Though the rise of social media has led to a similar climb in pressure on women to look a certain way, there are also plenty of ladies that are finding their voice to openly call out body shaming in all its forms and promote healthier body images for all.