7 stars who endured body shaming
Chrissy Metz: The "This Is Us" star talked back to body shamers who took issue with the latex dress she wore to the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards last week. "For the record, I wear what I want, when I want. News flash it's MY body. #thankstho," she tweeted.
Amy Schumer: The comedian hasn't been shy about her body, but last year she posted a swimsuit picture on Instagram in an effort to bait and then lambaste the body shamers. This came a month after Schumer called out Glamour magazine for featuring her in its "Chic at Any Size" special issue. "Plus size is considered size 16 in America," Schumer wrote on Instagram. "I go between a size 6 and an 8."
Lady Gaga: Following Gaga's Super Bowl LI halftime show this year, some internet trolls decided to mock her "flabby belly." So she struck back on Instagram: "I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours, too."
Vin Diesel: After photos surfaced of Diesel with a "softer" physique than fans are used to, the actor said, "I do think it's wrong to body shame. Trolls on the internet — there are all kinds of atrocities they commit ..."
Emma Stone: While the actress was promoting "Spider-Man" she said that she had been profoundly affected by nasty comments made about her appearance online. "I've seen a lot of comments that say, 'Eat a sandwich' or 'She looks sick.' I've been looking at myself in the mirror being mean to myself. I'm not sick. I eat sandwiches," she said. "In no way is it my intention to be a bad example. ... It bothers me because I care so much about young girls."
Lauren Ash: A little over a year ago, the "Superstore" actress posted a post-workout selfie to put her body shamers to rest. "Just a friendly reminder that size 12 women work out," she wrote. "We're not disgusting and lazy just because we aren't a size 0. (And hey, if someone chooses to be lazy it's really also no one's else's business.) #effyourbeautystandards #bodypositivity #honormycurves #celebratemysize #daretowear"
Sam Smith: In 2015, Howard Stern name-called Smith with a statement that included the words "fat" and "ugly" (plus an expletive). Smith's response? "Can't believe what I've just read. Ignore."