Sometimes I wonder what the hell is wrong with our world! Have people always been this shallow or has it become the latest trend to criticise someone because they happen to put on a few kilos. I get the whole “Obesity is a global issue” thing – but it seems that you only need to gain a few kilos and someone is ready to judge you. Thankfully, it seems that more and more celebrities are showing off their humps and bumps with pride and are not ashamed to venture outdoors with their new womanly figures and great big smiles.
Over the past few weeks pop stars and actresses have been seen out and about donning bathers, sexy ball gowns and gorgeous dresses and embracing their curves with their wonderful partners by their side. Pink has no problem with her weight gain. The pop starlet was a guest for John Wayne’s 30th Annual Odyssey Ball in Beverly Hills, California last Saturday night. Looking fabulous in her long black gown, Pink and her adorable partner Carey Hart looked like a couple in love and happy with their lot in life. But even Pink has had enough of peoples shallow comments and lack or decency when she tweeted –
“I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight. You’re referring to the pictures of me from last night’s cancer benefit that I attended to support my dear friend Dr Maggie DiNome. She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you. While I admit that the dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about me. And I’m not worried about you either :)… I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake”. Pink (@Pink) Twitter – April 12th, 2015. 10.21pm.
As for Pinks hubby Carey Hart, he obviously loves his wives curves –
But it’s not just Pink who is coping flack for being happy and having a healthier body shape, another American singer and songwriter has made the headlines over the past few weeks for embracing her new figure. Kelly Clarkson has taken the gloves off and let everyone know she is taking care of herself and is very happy with her life. According to Kelly’s interview with redbookmag.com –
“I don’t obsess about my weight, which is probably one of the reasons why other people have such a problem with it. There are just some people who are born skinny and with a great metabolism-that is not me. I wish I had a better metabolism. But someone else probably wishes they could walk into a room and make friend with everyone like I can. You always want what someone else has”. – Kelly Clarkson
Pink and Kelly’s fame tends to make them a magnet when it comes to criticism and ridicule, but even us everyday folks tend to gain our fair share of comments and nasty looks for being anything above a size 10. I am a healthy Australian size 12-14 (U.S size 10, U.K 12, France 40 and Japanese size 13) and even though I know I am healthy, I have received “those” looks from other shoppers. You know, the up and down gaze and scoff from Miss 10 who has no boobs and no ass 🙂 But do I care…no, not at all and neither does my partner.
My father once told me “People come in different shapes and sizes, imagine how boring it would be if we all looked and acted the same.” Now I’m not condoning obesity, if you’re not healthy then that is something to be addressed, but just because you are larger than what is considered as “normal” seems to give people the right to judge and be vicious. It’s time people take a step back and spend more time worrying about themselves.
When it comes to men, most guys like something to grab hold of. The amount of surveys and forums on the net are testimony to how men truly feel. Yes, there are men who like flat chested skinny women, but most men like a woman with curves – breasts, hips and some meat on her bones. As long as you are healthy then it shouldn’t matter, if a man doesn’t love you because you have freckles, doesn’t like the length of your hair, doesn’t like your laugh, or doesn’t like your figure, then maybe he is not worth it. There are plenty of men who will!
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