SKINNY-SHAMERS TARGET DEEPIKA’S MAGAZINE PIC
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If you are a woman, especially a famous woman, you can’t ever be the right size for social media trolls — judging by the comments being directed at Deepika Padukone, trolls love skinnyshaming as much as they enjoy fat-shaming.
“Looking too ugly… get some food n rest,” said one commenter, posting on an image from a Vanity Fair magazine shoot shared by the actor on her own Instagram page. In it, Deepika looks a little more slender than she normally does. Other comments described her as “anorexic”, “malnourished” and “skinny”. She is nothing of the sort, say Bollywood personalities.
Designer Masaba Gupta says, “I thought Deepika looked stunning and surreal in this picture. I know she’s somebody who has a very athletic and lean frame, and really slender arms and a long neck. Even if she’s 10kg heavier or lighter, she’s going to look the same.”
Fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani, who has shot with Deepika, says, “I didn’t think she looked one bit anorexic or underweight.” He adds that maybe the shoot was done in such a way, and with such lighting and editing, that Deepika ended up looking slimmer than she actually is. “[That] probably is giving the photo an illusion of making her look extra skinny, which is not the case in real [life].”
US-based celebrity stylist Devki Bhatt points out that every look comes with its set of positive and negative inputs. She believes that in the age of social media, it’s best to take these opinions as positive criticism, and not try to block them. “You learn from criticism and build your work off it. Becoming immune would mean you’re fighting these opinions, which in fact come from people who make you a public figure,” she says.