We live in a world where people think that looking like “Barbie” is the norm; long blonde hair, stick thin body, perfect skin complexion, and of course no cellulite is allowed. We also think that celebrities are supposed to be “perfect.” Celebrities are finally sticking up for themselves and saying they’ve had enough of all the scrutiny.
Rapper Iggy Azalea has had enough with the perfect body complexion standards. She is so enraged that she decided to dismiss herself from social media. Azalea was vacationing in Hawaii when pictures of her in a bikini were leaked.
When the rapper returned from vacation she was instantly attacked on social media because of this photo.
“Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite.”
Azalea claims that she “needs to be happy” and that social media is “too negative.”
Azalea isn’t the only one being attacked. Recent photos of Beyoncé were just leaked from a photo shoot with L’Oreal for a cosmetic campaign. People on social media are critiquing these photos saying that, “Beyoncé isn’t so Flawless after all”; Flawless being one of her new songs off Beyoncé’s 2014 Visual Album. Beyoncé’s fan base “BeyHive” backed up Beyoncé as soon as the photos hit the Internet. Being a long time fan of Beyoncé and her work, she is still FLAWLESS.
Social media users are attacking celebrities of all ages. Iggy, 24, Beyoncé, 33, and now Kylie Jenner, 17, is yet another victim of social media’s body shaming frenzy. Have you ever noticed the comparison people make to Kylie Jenner’s lips from when she was younger to now?
Social media users have scrutinized Jenner’s lips for being “fake.” A lot of sources claim that Jenner has had lip injections. When people heard this, they were furious about the 17 year-old trying to achieve such luscious lips.
When Jenner’s sister, Kim Kardashian, was asked about her little sisters plump lips, Kim stated, “it’s all in the lip liner.” She said that Kylie achieves this great look all on her own. “Every event, she only does it herself,” says Kim.
Sunday, Feb. 22 Dove will be launching a social media campaign that will target mean tweets towards woman’s bodies during the Oscars. The campaign is called “#SpeakBeautiful.” According to Buisinessinsider.com, “Dove says its #SpeakBeautiful campaign is based on a study that found four out of every five negative tweets posted on Twitter about beauty and body image are from women putting themselves down.” They will be using a tool through Twitter to decipher the negative tweets and tweeting back something positive. What a wonderful idea! Way to go Dove!
Celebrities are prone to being bullied on social media. Iggy is taking the first steps toward blocking out the negativity by staying off her social media pages. Sources say her twitter will not be deleted but she will not be tweeting from it anymore. As for Beyoncé, the pictures were taken down because of her strong base backing her up. Kylie Jenner stood up for herself in Glamour Magazine by saying, “You guys have watched me grow up since I was nine. My face is going to get different. Now, I know how to do my makeup, contour and everything.” There are now lip tutorials on YouTube on how to get lips like Kylie Jenner.
Every celebrity has a different way of dealing with the critiques of social media users. Try putting yourself in their shoes, how would you cope?