Some people cannot leave well enough alone. A celebrity is in the constant eye of the public. They are followed around all the time and examined like they are under a microscope all day, every day. Pictures are taken of them and they do not even know that the pictures are being taken. Something will leak out to the public and then the trolls will begin to criticize them. One of the features that the public criticizes is their body. Some celebrities do not care what people think of their hairy armpits or muffin top or cottage cheese around the thigh area. Here are just a few of those celebrities who ignore these types of flaws.
Lorde – Acne Scarring
The camera catches everything. It catches every feature, and every nook and cranny, EVERYTHING. Zooming in on a picture could work against people at times, and this is more than likely what happened to Lorde when she was criticized and ridiculed because of a photo of her acne scarring.
Lorde was obviously upset about the undue criticism and yet she did not want the photo to be retouched. Some people might have given in but she was not ashamed of her acne scarring. The photo came from a 2014 concert and the photo was doctored to hide the scarring. She spoke out about this: “I find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. Remember flaws are ok.”
Iskra Lawrence – Tiger Stripes and Lightning Bolts
Okay, does anybody know what tiger stripes are? How about lightning bolts? Everyone has heard of tiger stripes and lightning bolts. This may sound like some type of title for some type of story, but these terms relate to a person’s skin flaws.
Iskra Lawrence knows that she has flaws on her skin. She is known for these flaws and she is known to be unswayed when it comes to dealing with the issues. She has displayed plenty of her pictures that show her rolls, “tiger stripes (stretch marks),” and yes, “lightning bolts (cellulite).” She even wrote in a caption about the flaws: “You are more than your body and you get to decide what beauty is.”
Amy Schumer – Cellulite
Amy Schumer is use to getting laughed at. She is a comedienne by trade, and that is how she makes a living. She more than likely gets heckled by people in the audience and is able to turn around any type of “trolling” that goes on at comedy events. She is able to laugh at herself also, especially when it comes to her appearance.
Amy Schumer has come under attack from internet trolls who try to shame her about her body. She has gone on record for not apologizing about her stretch marks. She even captioned the image above “the audacity of hips.”
Robyn Lawley – #tigerstripes
Robyn Lawley is an Australian plus-size Sports Illustrated model. In the past, we would have never seen the appearance of a plus-size model in a magazine like Sports Illustrated. A slight paradigm shift in society gives us the chance to now see plus-size models appear in mainstream sports magazines.
Robyn has come under fire because of her pregnancy which would naturally cause the belly to expand. The trolls came out in full force trying to belittle her. Robyn fought back and soon the #tigerstripe hashtag started to circulate. She went to Facebook and said: “As for my stretch marks, I knew they were coming and as they’re fading into white (like all my others) I thought I might capture them. Because they are some bad [expletive] #tigerstripes. And I earned them.”
Denise Bidot – Cellulite and Tiger Stripes
Denise Bidot started a campaign for plus-size women. The whole plus-size thing has really caught on for about the past five or ten years, and Denise Bidot feels that she is a representative along with being a model to usher in this movement. She has started her #swimsuitsforall campaign to bring awareness to all that want to wear swimsuits no matter their size.
With this comes a bit of controversy. Even Denise Bidot felt somewhat insecure about the body she has, but that seems to be a thing of the past. She has even explained in her own words about a selfie that she shared with the caption: “learning to love [her] body more and more each day.”
Chrissy Teigen – Stretch Marks
The love of singer John Legend’s life Chrissy Teigen looks picture perfect in many of her photos. One may not be able to tell that she would have some type of body flaw just by looking at her pictures. To tell you the truth, she does have some flaws, and she is not shy about talking about those flaws to the world via social media.
Chrissy Teigen went on Twitter and shared some photos that showed her legs. The leg photos show her and her stretch marks. She put a caption on Twitter addressing her “flaws”: “whatevs.” Enough said.
Lena Dunham – Overall Body
Lena Dunham is not ashamed of what she has. Not only does she have talent, she has the intestinal fortitude to let the world know that she is not going to be shamed into having a certain body type. As you can see, she displays her body without apology in the image above.
Lena Dunham made an appearance on the cover of Glamour magazine and she stood among her co-stars on that particular cover. She even went as far as to give a shout out to Glamour and posted her gratitude on social media: “for letting [her] cellulite do the [expletive] thing on news stands everywhere.”
Demi Lovato – Overall Body
Some individuals have deep-seated issues that may cause them to do certain things. These things may affect how these individuals live. The whole body issue thing may come about because of certain psychological issues and those things must be addressed before people actually start to cast their opinions about an individual.
Demi Lovato has come out and said that she has struggles with mental issues and also body issues which resulted from an eating disorder. She is not embarrassed about these issues as she has stated on her Instagram account that she went from hating “every inch” of her figure to embracing her figure.
LeAnn Rimes – Stretch Marks, Weight
LeAnn Rimes has been trolled so many times about her body that it is hard to keep up with the number of times she has actually been the target of trolls. There are people who have gotten on her for being “too thin.” LeAnn lets these comments roll off of her shoulders and she is actually proud of the way that she looks.
LeAnn Rimes released a photo of her wearing a bikini and included this caption: “They don’t cover it all but (no pun intended) it doesn’t look good on women when you have too much material. I hope to help all women embrace their bodies and be proud of their curves, stretch marks…. Whatever! (Stretch marks I have) To have a ‘bikini body’ you must put a bikini on your body!!”
Karreuche Tran – Stretch Marks
Karrueche Tran is use to being in front of a camera and posing for pictures. She is used to being told that she is beautiful. Karrueche Tran also has something that many people may not know about. This is something that you would have to look at on a photo and then zoom in the photo and you will see that she has some noticeable “tiger stripes.”
Karrueche Tran is not ashamed about her flaws and she has even gone on record to talk about it on Instagram: “this is me. I’ve got a tiny little booty with stretch marks..there’s nothing wrong with the way God made us.”
Ashley Graham – Legs, Stomach, Cellulite
There must be an enormous amount of criticism aimed towards models who are just a little bit larger in the hips and thighs department. This is what plus-size models get paid for. They fit into the plus-size category because of the weight that they carry. Ashley Graham is known to be vocal about her body because she knew that the field of plus-size modeling would garner these types of views.
Ashley Graham made history being the first plus-size model to pose for Sports Illustrated. She displayed her body in a beachside photo, showing her legs and stomach and the accumulated cellulite on those areas. She has said: “I work out. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I’m in. And I’m not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite… and you shouldn’t be either. “
Jourdan Dunn – Matching Tattoo and Stretch Marks
Jourdan Dunn makes the list for something that may be uncommon among people who have body flaws. Everyone that you have seen thus far have the common flaws such as cellulite problems and stretch marks. Jourdan Dunn revealed that she has stretch marks because of an addition that she made on her body.
Jorudan Dunn posed in a picture online with model gal pal Cara Delevingne. The both of them got matching tattoos. They showed off their tattoos online on Instagram. Jourdan Dunn received a lot of negative comments about having stretch marks surrounding the tattoo. It would seem like the tattoo is the focus of the stretch marks and maybe brought them out but who knows. Dunn did not care about the trolling and she just brushed it off.
Kelly Rowland – Armpits
It is now time to visit the pit stop. A little hair under the arms should not hurt anyone. It keeps sweat from pouring down like a huge pitcher of water on a hot summer’s day. Kelly Rowland has been in the music industry for as long as anyone can remember and she is best known for being one part of the group- Destiny’s Child.
Selling over 50 million records is one thing, but having hairy armpits makes for trolling conversations. She attended a Beauty Awards Ceremony with hairy armpits while wearing a sleeveless dress. Is beauty only armpit deep?
Drew Barrymore – Armpits
Drew Barrymore has had more than her fair share of negative comments pointing at her direction. The former child actress was the sweetheart of the iconic E.T. and many people love to envision their favorite child stars remaining the same as they age. There comes a time where everyone must grow up, and become a little rebellious in the process.
Speaking of rebellious, Drew Barrymore was known for just that. She has been linked to her recreational use of the green and even some dandruff if you know what I mean. It would then be natural to those who criticized her to also make fun of her hairy armpits as she was known to wear sleeveless dresses in the early part of the 2000s. She was not really bothered by it as life went on for her.
Beyoncé is well-known for being one of the prettiest women around. She is also considered to be one of the most influential people on the planet earth according to Time. It would seem like no one would have the time to focus on one part of her body which caused a bit of a stir.
Here is Beyoncé, smiles and all, posing on the red carpet. The miracle of photography just happened to capture a bit of her armpit. Some believe this is deliberate because she has described herself as a modern day feminist. This may be a part of her shtick, which would mean that there is no problems with her armpit area.
Lisa Bonet – Armpits
Lisa Bonet is known for going against the grain. She has one against the grain since the 1980s. She was one of the Cosby kids and she was removed from the show for a while because of her decision to appear in a movie that shed her Cosby kid image. Lisa Bonet is known as a free spirit and she does not go along with the norms of society.
She use to shave her armpits because she was active in beauty pageants. Since becoming free spirited, she has let the hair grow out completely. She has not appeared in a film since 2013, and she is less than likely bothered by any comments about her armpits.
Kourtney Kardashian – Pubes
Some discussions should not ever come about, especially on a reality television show. Kourtney Kardashian just happened to be in the light on one episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians. There was a discussion about pubic hair. This may seem like a discussion among kids who are in junior high school but the subject came up on one episode.
The producers encouraged Kourtney Kardashian to trim down her most delicate body parts. Kourtney Kardashian is not a fan of shaving her most delicate parts, and Scott Disick even went so far as to help Kourtney “trim the hedges” to put it lightly. Please try not to laugh too hard, okay.
Olivia Wilde – Stretch Marks
Olivia Wilde would naturally have stretch marks because she was pregnant. Her post-pregnant body would also bear stretch marks as well. Some people just cannot wait to go after her and her post-pregnancy figure. She was not ashamed of her post-pregnancy figure. She also let it be known: “I am not in perfect shape. In fact, I’m softer than I’ve ever been..”
She appeared in a magazine showing her figure, stretch marks and all. Here is what she had to say about her magazine appearance: “The photos of me in this magazine have been generously constructed to show my best angles, and I assure you, good lighting has been warmly embraced. The truth is, I’m a mother, and I look like one. I believe in a world where mothers are not expected to shed any physical evidence of their child-bearing experience. In that same world I believe there is space for exercise to be as much a gift to your brain as it is your body. I don’t want to waste my time striving for some subjective definition of perfection.”
Madonna – Armpits
Madonna just had to show what was underneath her arm. She just had to give her critics something to talk about. She is use to criticism, and she probably laughs at even the slightest hint of criticism since she has been criticized for her music and videos for over thirty years. Being in her fifties does not make her exempt from this type of criticism.
Madonna took to Instagram and showed a picture of her underarm. She might have done this just to get some attention, or maybe just to have a little fun. More than likely it was just for fun because there is a caption on the photo that reads: “Long hair…..Don’t Care!!! #artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove.”
Jenny McCarthy – Armpits
Have you ever seen a Playboy model with hairy armpits? Jenny McCarthy just happens to be a former Playboy sensation with a copious amount of hair attached to her armpits. We all know that people focus more on her face and body than her armpits but her armpits became the talk of the shoot at one time.
Jenny McCarthy recalls her experience on one Playboy shoot. Jenny spoke to Oprah Winfrey about the experience. Jenny showed up on the set ready to shoot. She was taking off her clothes, and then: “All of a sudden I hear ‘whoa, whoa, whoa.’ And I said, ‘Is there anything on it? What’s wrong?’ They said they never saw anyone as hairy as you in their entire life!”
Barbie Ferreira – Midriff
Here we have another plus-sized model making the list and a beautiful one at that. Barbie Ferreira holds a heavy weight being one of the faces of plus-sized modeling but someone has to be the one to take the bullets that they get so that in the future, it will just be a regular lane for models all over.
Ferreira posted a selfie of her mid-riff and it revealed stretch marks and she gave tips on how to help with them. “My lil’ stripes are out here,” she said on her Instagram post. “Soothing them with Vitamin E oil noticing how cute my body can be despite lil’ changes.”
Brooklyn Decker – Double Chin
From the frontal view, one could easily say that Brooklyn Decker is one of the most beautiful women of this generation. The actor who started her on tech company might have different opinions when people see her from a different view. Society thinks you have to have no flaws to be perfect but Decker embraced her flaws with an Instagram post.
“Passing time on set,” said the actress. “Let’s play a little game, shall we? We’ll call it ‘Count the chins'”. Embracing it in a great way by sharing with her followers. It would have been funny to see how many people unfollowed after that.
Robyn Lawley – Stretch Marks
Plus-sized models are becoming all the rage, especially with social media becoming more of a go to stop for media and news. These lovely ladies are just growing and growing and increasing their confidence against societal norms each passing day. Robyn Lawley is an Austrailian model who has modeled for ESPN and Vogue to name a few.
“As for my stretch marks, I knew they were coming and as they’re fading into white (like all my others) I thought I might capture them,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “Because they are some bad [expletive] tiger stripes. And I earned them.”
Lady Gaga – Stomach
Lady Gaga has always been one to go against the grain during the span of her career. In many of her performances, she goes above and beyond to bring awareness to social issues and body shamers. This Super Bowl performance was more of an accidental act.
“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,” the singer said via Instagram. “No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone.”
Serena Williams – Body
Well, the greatest woman tennis player to touch this earth shouldn’t have much to care about, right? That is wrong, there are still people who shame her body and for no good reason. She’s either too masculine or not feminine enough. But how low do you have to be to nitpick at her like that?
“I love my body and I would never change anything about it, she tells SELF magazine. “I’m not asking you to like my body. I’m just asking you to let me be me. Because I’m going to influence a girl who does look like me and I want her to feel good about herself.
Rihanna – Weight Gain
Towards the middle of summer in 2017, Rihanna was spotted out in public and she was looking way more built than her usually sleek body frame she is known to boast around in music videos and in photos. She looked like had gained baby weight but had no baby and she was on the receiving end of many body shaming comments.
But in true Rihanna fashion, she embraced it and even called them out cleverly. Her best friend posted a video of her getting snacks from the gas station and had a caption pleading that people mind their own and stop calling Rihanna too fat. Rihanna commented and said, “somebody called me too fat?” Oh, and there were three laughing emojis that followed.
Mindy Kaling – Size
Many know her well from The Office but since that show has ended, Mindy Kaling is continuing to break barriers like a professional. She was one of the only female writers for The Office and the first Indian-American woman to be the star of her own show. She is also extremely comfortable with her size.
“Far too many women are much more hurt by being called fat or ugly than they are being called not smart, or not a leader,” she wrote in her book. If someone told me that I was stupid or that I wasn’t a leader, or that I wasn’t witty or quick or perceptive, I’d be devastated.”
Khloe Kardashian – Body
Here is another Kardashian sister making the list. Khloe Kardashian has come a long way with her body. She used to be on the much heavier side and would have made a great plus-sized model but she has been working hard on her body and wants people to know it.
In regards to the picture above, this is what she had to say. “This one is for all troll haters out there that cannot seem to give me an ounce of credit for my daily workouts! The image on the left is an unretouched photo from the actual camera on the day of the shoot,” said the sister. The image on the right is the retouched photo. Yes skin is smooth and shadows are removed but I still think I look good on the left image.”
Kelly Clarkson – Weight
It could have something to do with that fact that she was the first winner of American Idol and one of the most successful ones but many people have been taking shots at her weight. There are whole websites that set up just to make fun of her!
“I have a curvy figure, which guys like,” she said. “I could die tomorrow. Do I want to die on a diet? Am I going to meet God on an empty stomach? Probably not – I’m going to meet him with some steak and taters in my stomach!” It couldn’t have been said any better.
Christina Hendricks – Body Shamed
Christina Hendricks is a lovely woman who played in Mad Men. After the 2010 Golden Globes, a New York Times fashion critic by the name of Cathy Horyn shamed Hendricks for the dress she was wearing. “You don’t put a big girl in a big dress,” Horyn said.
Hendricks responded to that very maturely. “Sure, I’d be happier with ten pounds off – wouldn’t every woman? But when I looked at pictures of myself I thought I looked beautiful,” she said. “I didn’t tear myself apart.” You have to be strong in the face of adversity.
Hilary Duff – Body Image
Around the middle of 2017, Hilary Duff was making headlines online. She had been filming and it was noticeable that she had gained some extra weight so of course, there were good headlines and bad headlines. They were attacking her new found weight but Duff wasn’t having it.
She posted the picture above with the caption, “I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women and mothers of all ages. Since websites and magazines love to share ‘celeb flaws’ – well I have them! Ladies lets be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different.”
America Ferrera – Body Image
Previously, America Ferrera was named the spokeswoman for curvy women in Hollywood. She was asked how she felt about it in an interview with Glamour magazine but they also gave her backhand compliment saying how her cover photo was Photoshopped to make her look smaller.
“I’m a regular-sized person,” she said. “I’m a size six or eight, which is totally normal. Sometimes I worry more about losing weight than gaining weight because this is how people know and accept me. I do feel like if I wanted to get in better shape, there might be a backlash of ‘why isn’t she comfortable with herself anymore?'”
Mariah Carey – Pregnant Or Just Fat?
Blogs and many websites have been giving Mariah Carey much flak for a while now and not because of her inability to perform correctly. No, it is because she clearly looks one of two ways, pregnant or just fat. They also criticize how she gets her abs airbrushed on. These questions happened well before she had twins too.
“Everyone said I was fat, so I did something about it,” Carey responded about feeling the pressure. “Here! Feel my thighs! Feel my butt!” Carey had to set the record straight and embrace who she is.
Jennifer Lopez – Her Behind
In a sense, Jennifer Lopez was the pioneer of having a big behind and flaunting it like no other. She trailblazed the path for other women in the industry to be safe and confident showcasing their lady curves but she still gets heat for one of her best assets.
“I like my body,” the star said. “For most of my adult life, my body hasn’t gone up or down, it’s remained the same, give or take four pounds. I have a butt, I have boobs and I have woman’s curves; there is no way I’d see them go to zero. I hate to look in a magazine and see a picture of a girl who looks so thin she looks unhappy.”
Jessica Alba – Curves
A Campari calendar featured Jessica Alba and did the pleasure of releasing the unretouched photos of her and not only were her fans shook but she was too. They couldn’t believe how they took away some of her curves.
She had mixed feelings about it when she responded to it saying, “I can never get down to the weight I was before I had honor, no matter how hard I try. It’s not always so great to be objectified but I don’t feel I have much of a choice right now.” Do you agree with her stance?
Jennifer Love Hewitt – Weight
These photos of Jennifer Love Hewitt sporting a bikini were circulating the web and she received much backlash from it mainly because she appeared to have gained more weight in her lower body. Nothing wrong with that, right?
“A size two is not fat! Nor will it ever be,” she proclaimed. “And being a size zero doesn’t make you beautiful.” Then people started to question if she was, in fact, a size two so she secretly lost around 20 pounds and proceeded to show off her new physique. Sometimes the chatter gets to the best of us.
Jessica Biel – Muscles
Well, it seems like no one can win. Even one of the most beautiful women in the world can take heat for something that is out of the blue it seems like people are just trying to start things. Jessica Biel was not criticized for being too big, but for being too muscular. What is she supposed to do?
“There is so much pressure to look a certain way in this town.,” she said. But its’ nice to have a little meat on you, and I hope I inspire women to appreciate their muscular calves.”
Scarlett Johansson – Too Curvy?
In Hollywood, healthy, curvy and voluptuous carry a deeper meaning than what you get a face value. They could be great terms on their own or anywhere else but out there, it is code for fat. It has been said that the Marvel actress has been denied roles because of her curves.
“It’s horrible being a curvy woman! People are obsessed. Obsessed with weight, curves,” the star added. “I have my own standard of how I like to look. I’m a healthy person and I take care of myself.” Let’s get it together, people!
Jennifer Hudson – Weight
She has received comments about her figure ever since she won American Idol. And it was never an issue for her until one fateful red carpet interview. In the interview, Hudson was asked, “how does it feel to be plus-sized in Hollywood?” At first, she defended her weight.
“I looked around, like, ‘Who is she talking to?'”, she said. “‘Oh, me? I’m plus-sized? In the neighborhood I’m from in Chicago, a size 16 is normal. But in Hollywood, everyone looks exactly the same, so I stood out.” Then she went on and became the spokesperson for Weight Watchers.
Drew Barrymore – Body Image
Apparently, Drew Barrymore has been receiving unkind comments since she was a child. She said she was the fat kid that always got beat up. People would always point out her baby fat, even when she was 35.
“I’d rather be a few pounds heavier and enjoy life than be worried all the time,” she said. If you’re too thin, they kill you and if you’re too fat, they kill you. There’s no such thing as perfection and someone else’s definition of it is not good enough for me.” She hit the nail on the coffin.