‘I Don’t Give A F**k!’

Riri Tells Body shamers:

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She’s queen of shut­ting down trolls. But should she have to?

Fact: Riri knows how to deal with on­line trolls. Singer, ac­tress, fash­ion de­signer, hu­man­i­tar­ian and all-round babe – we ba­si­cally want to be her BFF. We thought we couldn’t love her more. That is, un­til we heard how the 29-year-old han­dled body shamers last week.

Ear­lier this month, a fan posted a 2015 video of Riri shop­ping for snacks, cap­tioned: ‘Every­body who call­ing rob [Ri­hanna] too fat @mdol­las11 [Riri’s friend] telling you what to do in this video K!! #mindy­ourown’. In the post, Riri ap­pears with arm­fuls of choco­late and crisps,while her pal shouts: ‘Stop judg­ing her!’

Riri had the last word on the video how­ever, com­ment­ing: ‘Some­body called me too fat?’ with three laugh­ing-face emo­jis.

Sadly, it’s not the first time she’s had to de­fend her­self on­line. A cou­ple of months ago, Ri was body shamed by a blog site that wrote a post ti­tled: ‘Is Ri­hanna go­ing to make be­ing fat the new hot trend?’

The world was left fum­ing and the in­ter­net raced to her de­fence, but Riri shut down her crit­ics again and re­sponded by post­ing a meme on In­sta­gram fea­tur­ing rap­per Gucci Mane at dif­fer­ent weights, read­ing: ‘If you can’t han­dle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane, you don’t de­serve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane.’ While it’s ob­vi­ous Riri can han­dle her­self, we can’t help but ask: Why is ev­ery­one so ob­sessed with her ap­pear­ance?

It’s not just Riri who’s been un­der fire re­cently, ei­ther. Last week, model Kelly Brook, 37, was tar­geted by trolls who crit­i­cised her bikini photo on In­sta­gram, call­ing her a ‘beach whale’. Although Kelly has since deleted the pic, she hit back at crit­ics on Twit­ter, ad­mit­ting: ‘I have a thick skin!! Lit­er­ally’.

While we want to run up to Riri and Kelly, give them both a high five and share a sassy hair flick, we’re con­cerned. Away from the celebrity world, a sur­vey* ear­lier this year re­vealed that 65 per cent of 18-29-year-olds had ex­pe­ri­enced on­line ha­rass­ment, over two thirds of which took place on so­cial me­dia plat­forms.

OK, so we know that Riri is the master of laugh­ing off body shamers, but the main is­sue here? She shouldn’t have to. In the words of Riri’s mate: se­ri­ously, stop judg­ing her.

We’re with Riri’s pal: ‘Stop judg­ing her!’

Look­ing hot, Kelly. Don’t lis­ten to ’em!

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