‘I Don’t Give A F**k!’
Riri Tells Body shamers:
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!