Both Jameela Jamil and Demi Lovato recently posted to Instagram to call out a website for fat shaming both herself and other women in the entertainment industry.
“I am more than my weight,” Lovato shared, paired with a screenshot of the website with a headline referencing Lovato’s “fuller figure.”
Lovato has been clear from the start about her battle with eating disorders — calling it “the biggest challenge in her life.”
Additionally, she slammed the site for insinuating that a woman’s weight is the most important aspect about her.
“Unlike in the past, I’m not triggered, I’m not upset that someone wrote a headline about my ‘fuller figure’. I’m angry that people thing it’s OK to write headlines about people’s body shapes. Especially a woman who has been so open about being in recovery from an eating disorder,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’m not upset for myself but for anyone easily influenced by the diet culture.”
“Too many people today base their ideal body weight off of what OTHERS tell us we should look like or weigh. Articles like these only contribute to that toxic way of thinking.”
The singer shared how anyone and everyone who feels triggered by this type of body-shaming content to reaffirm themselves with positive ones
“You are more than a number on a scale,” Lovato posted. “And I am more than a headline about my body shape.”
A frequent commentator, Jamil, has stood by Lovato.
And after one of Lovato’s Instagram stories went viral — they were viewed by the writer of the original article.
“Do not f*ck with Demi Lovato, she is a queen, and if you think her body weight is of any relevance to what she has achieved or what she has meant to hear fans, then you aren’t worthy of even licking the sh*t off her shoes,” Jamil shared.
They then reached out to the singer to apologize for the headline.
“I completely take full responsibility for this,” they posted.
“I thank you for your apology,” Lovato replied. “Maybe you can write an article about this experience. Taking it down won’t take away what’s already up there. Unfortunately I had to use this as an example to make a statement about these types of headlines and how damaging it is not for me but the readers.”
“Change is made by raising your voice, speaking your truth and spreading love and compassion, not hate.” Lovato ended one of her Instagram stories.
“Now my fuller *ss is going to sleep,” she continued. “Goodnight guys… I love you so much. Don’t forget to tell yourself how beautiful and worthy you are of a happy and healthy life.”
Lovato’s Instagram followers have been nothing but supportive, praising the star singer, saying:
“You are so awesome and are sending such a positive message about HEALTHY body image – refreshing and much needed.”
As well as:
“[You’re] a beautiful talented worthy healthy woman, nothing else matters, be strong.”
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