5 Female Celebrities Who Hit Back At Body-Shaming In 2020

The politics of beauty standards and the unrealistic image of the "perfect figure" has ruined perceptions of real women and their real bodies

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In the year 2020 life took a strange turn. Most people were struggling for survival and yet there were some who couldn't stop body-shaming women. It is a shame how women are judged for being too thin, too fat, too tall, too short and anything and everything men don't "like". It also pits one woman against others as they at some level feel the need to be validated. The politics of beauty standards and the unrealistic image of the "perfect figure" has ruined perceptions of real women and their real bodies. Even celebrities are not spared. Although when famous women call out such problematic ideas, other women get the courage to do the same. Here's a list of powerful comebacks given by some celebrities against body-shaming:



In a TikTok video compilation, singer Lizzo was seen exercising, flaunting her body in a swimsuit in which she talked about she has been working out for 5 years not to become what others find 'ideal'.

“I'm working out to have my ideal body type," she proudly stated.

Kourtney Kardashian

When Kourtney Kardashian uploaded her picture in a bikini, an Instagram user commented, "SHE'S PREGNANT” and it was followed by several other objectionable comments on her belly.

To this, Kourtney hit back by owning it "This is me when I have a few extra pounds on, and I actually love it. I have given birth three amazing times and this is the shape of my body,"


Later she talked about it an &feature=emb_title">interview where she said that of us are have different shapes and that she is proud of hers.

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Chrissy Teigen

Famous personality Chrissy Teigen posted a video of herself posing in front of a mirror in bodysuit and many users attacked her for having a ‘square’ figure and for saggy breasts. One user referring to her breasts called them “saggy pancake flops” while another user wrote, “shaped like sponge bob lol.”

Many fans showed her support and while retweeting one of them, Teigan wrote, “Everyone used to....surgically-enhanced curves. I’ve been a square my whole life and let me tell you, it’s paid off nicely in many ways!”


She also that even if she showed with curves one day, people would still criticise her for it.

Celeste Barber

Australian Comedian Celeste Barber started to trend this year in October when she called out Instagram for discriminating against plus-size women. It started when Barber uploaded her nude picture mimicking one picture posted by Victoria’s Secret model Candace Swanepoel. People were able to share Candace Swanepoel’s picture but when they did the same for Barber's collage, Instagram said that it violates “community guidelines on nudity or sexual activity.”

She put up an Instagram story commenting, “Hey Instagram, sort out your body-shaming standards, guys. It’s 2020. Catch up.” It sparked a debate on how Instagram specifically censors plus size women’s pictures.

Sameera Reddy

In a viral video posted in July actor Sameera Reddy opened up about the prevalent body-shaming and how it had a great impact on her mind and body. She said, “I used pads on every part of my body which I felt was not keeping up with the norms."

"I did everything that made me feel more crap about myself. That’s why today work harder to fight against any kind of shaming,” she added.

She also talked about many mothers are concerned as their bodies seem ‘fat’ and ‘ugly’. She said she has also felt dejected by looking at herself but now she is owning it and it has improved her mental health.

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