This post about the ‘amazing celebrity comebacks to skin and body issues’ will be short and sweet. The first story is about singer Kelly Clarkson’s reply to a supposedly mean tweet about her post-baby body.
Apparently some person criticized Kelly’s still chunky physique from which she says and I quote “Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago. That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight. Get over yourselves.”, among other hurtful, unnecessary statements.
But people all over are praising the very real, honest comeback from this naturally happy Kelly as she responds to fans’ reports.
“That’s because she doesn’t know me. I’m awesome! It doesn’t bother me. It’s a free world. Say what you will. I’ve just never cared what people think. It’s more if I’m happy and I’m confident and feeling good, that’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family—I don’t seek out any other acceptance.”
Bravo momma! When I read this reply, I felt like I was suddenly levitating in a place where justice and victory meet. I mean, it feels surreal as I can’t describe how perfect her words are. I honestly didn’t expect that she will be able to react as coolly and as suave as this. For her to say that her family’s love for her is enough affirmation she’ll ever want to receive in this life practically sums up how strong and happy she is as a person. She is filled with so much support, respect and genuine happiness that no amount of words could ever break her!
Days after this story, I found this similar response from a local celebrity Bianca Gonzales to an offer of making her (skin) white. Her equally beautiful words, pressed in the image below:
“Thank you, but I have no interest in whitening my skin – I’m happy being dark ;)”
is just the best reply from this recently married girl who, despite growing up in the Philippines’ showbiz scene where whiteness of skin has always been regarded as a standard of beauty, is obviously confident in her own, natural color. In fact, Bianca mentioned from one of her interviews in the past that she had been bullied and tagged as “negra” or dark-skinned while she was younger. And although it did hurt her back then, she has come to realize that there’s so much more in her like talent, brains and beauty that can define who she is as a person. Today, though I am not a fan, almost every guy I know regard her as one of the most beautiful faces in local showbiz!
It must be really difficult for famous people to avoid criticisms. But the stark reality is that even normal people get fat-shamed and dark-skin-shamed these days. I personally admit that after almost 8 months of giving birth to my darling boy, I have remained 20 lbs. heavier than my pre-baby weight – despite attempts to diet and exercise. But you know, I am very blessed to be married to a husband who keeps seeing me as a sexy wife (ahem, his words not mine! lol) and who assures me that I am beautiful inside and out regardless of the numbers in the scale! And for me, the love I receive from him and my family is enough affirmation of my worth.
Of course, being fit and healthy is vital in our lives and will still remain a goal in mine. But when we see people who are happy and comfortable in their own weight and skin, who are we to shame them?