Up goes a ~stomach baring~ shot of a celebrity, and out come the body-shamers.
Bella Hadid posted a photo of herself looking up at a new Nike campaign she has landed, and boy has the backlash been EPIC.
When we say body-shamed we mean skinny-shamed, because bae is showing off her torso, and yeah, she's slender as heck. But many are angry about the fact that they've used someone like Bella, who is so slender, for a fitness campaign.
“This is why young girls get eating disorders, when being abnormally thin is glorified,” said one user. “Well done @nike.”
“Nike? She’s not an athlete but more importantly it’s giving young girls unrealistic expectations yet again,” another wrote. “Why not use [Ashley Graham] come on now @NIKE have some sense.”
Sure, it would make a lot of sense for a brand like Nike to use more professional athletes to promote their brand, but it's not okay to shame another person for their body. Assuming she is unhealthy because she is slim is also not okay, it's skinny-shaming which is just as harmful as fat-shaming or any type of body-shaming.
“My weight fluctuates and so does everybody’s and I think that if people are gonna judge, that’s the worst you can possibly do because everybody is different,” she recently told People.
How about we celebrate every body shape, including the slim?