One person took to Twitter to tell Simone Biles, "Baby ... Your hair... You need some black friends," and since posting, the tweet has gone viral.
Just ask Mimi Mbah. A few of her Intagram snaps were recently shared by Twitter page @_AFRICANS_. “No thanks I wouldn’t trade my skin colour for the world,” she fired back to a social media round of applause.
As any new mum will testify, one of the toughest parts of motherhood is trying to figure things out under the constant watchful gaze of other judgy judgy parents. Since welcoming baby Luna with her husband John Legend last April, the 31-year-old model has had to deal with being mum-shamed for literally every parenting decision she makes. Thankfully, Chrissy doesn’t let the trolling get her down and we’ve come to love her witty retorts putting the keyboard warriors well and truly back in their boxes.
You’d think Internet tolls would get the message by now: Don’t mess with Chrissy Teigen. And even if you were to troll her and delete the offensive words for fear of retribution from the model’s 3.8 million (and counting) Twitter followers — she’s got you covered. In a recent Twitter smackdown, a teacher from Florida asked the supermodel why she didn’t “give it a minute to try naturally” to have a baby. Unfazed, Teigen responded that she’s tried for about nine years (she was very public about her fertility struggles) and, for good measure, called the Twitter troll “a complete witch.’ Ouch!Scroll through the gallery to see 10 times this year when the model has completely shut down her haters.Let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA!
Chrissy Teigen has always been open about her struggle with IVF over the years, including the process that lead to bringing her daughter Luna into the world. “I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl.
This time it’s the turn of Amy Schumer to be on the receiving end of the cruel jibes. Over the weekend, rumours started swirling that Amy was set to be cast as Barbie in Mattel’s upcoming live action adaption. The film, which is a mix of animation and live-action, aims to put a modern spin on the way beauty is tied up with identity, and will follow Barbie as she is kicked out of Barbieland and into the real world.
The reason for our lady lump fatigue, it seems, has nothing to do with how we look and everything to do with the sexual, abusive or ‘creepy’ feedback women receive via social media. Similarly, the fault should lie with the men, or indeed other women, posting comments that are deemed creepy, not with ladies displaying their assets if they wish to.
A student who was trolled for revealing her armpit hair has had the best response [Photo: Facebook/Laura De - Photo by Florence Lecloux Photographe] Back in May philosophy student Laura De took part in a photoshoot to promote body confidence and “challenge society’s expectations of women and their bodies.” But when one of the images was shared on Facebook, it incited online outrage and lead to Laura receiving a deluge of abuse. Laura originally agreed to team up with photographer Florence Lecloux to help open up discussions about female body hair and the fact that women are often expected to remove it with no questions asked. According to Buzzfeed, the post received more than 7,000 comments and 6,000 reactions on Facebook. Laura had the best response to body-shaming trolls [Photo: Facebook/Laura De] And thankfully Laura hasn’t let all the trolling get to her. Sharing another picture of herself with armpit hair, Laura penned an accompanying message with lashings of body confidence.
Though diversity totally makes the world go round, sadly there are people out there who enjoy nothing more than tearing people down for the way they look. And nowhere is the body shaming more prolific than in celebsville. Just this week Lady Kitty Spencer (Princess Diana’s niece) was the victim of trolling about her weight after she shared a snap of her in a bikini on holiday. “Lay off the cake darling. You’re too fat,” the shamer wrote. Thankfully she was up to the task of putting the troll back in their place, with her sweet, yet scathing response. “I’m sorry that you feel the need to post nasty comments under photographs of people you don’t know,” she wrote. “I’ve yet to see unkind behaviour do any good in the world.” Go girl! And she’s not the only celebrity who’s had a pretty darned badass response to the haters…Let us know what you think of these celebrity responses to body shaming @YahooStyleUKMelissa McCarthy’s Got Jennifer Aniston’s Back Regarding Body ShamingThe Internet Discovers Serena Williams Has Nipples, Freaks Out
Just when we thought we couldn’t love Amy Schumer more, she goes and socks it to body shaming trolls, like only she knows how. Paparazzi photographers had been busy chasing pics of Amy enjoying her jollydays in Hawaii with her pals and boyfriend Ben Hanisch.
Barely a day passes when Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro don’t receive vile online threats of sexual assault, harassment and even rape. The video stars off with the men reading out some more light-hearted jibes, but the tweets quickly become much more hurtful and the men, who hadn’t seen the tweets beforehand, struggle to read out the insults, with some looking on the verge of tears.
Foundation: @maccosmetics Studio Fix NC40 Highlight: MAC Soft & Glow Contour: Inglot foundation stick in 112 Lips: MAC Velvet Teddy Edit: this photo was from before I got my brows done ✌🏼️ #tbt A photo posted by 🦄 T A K A R A (@takarawinel) on Mar 2, 2016 at 4:15pm PST After receiving hateful comments about her skin tone from a man she went on a Tinder date with, a user from Adelaide, Australia has made his comments public in order to illuminate what it’s like to experience colourism. Takara Allen, who is mixed-race, recalls feeling “devastated” after receiving the following message from a man whom she had met through the app: "Don’t think I’m a creep and I don’t wanna be offensive or anything but I was just looking [at] your insta photos and just curious, but have you ever thought about bleaching your skin?? You’d look so much prettier if you were whiter!” Allen replied with this sharp-tongued response before blocking him on all mediums of contact: "Have you ever considered drinking bleach because the world would be so much prettier if you did,” adding a peace sign emoji.
The snap was the first time the Made In Dagenham star had seemingly confirmed the birth of her baby with partner James Suckling, although fans had been speculating about the little one’s arrival since she shared a distorted picture of a baby with the caption “CherubDreamin” earlier this year. While majority of comments were hugely supportive of the snap, the new mum was also on the receiving end of a couple of unkind comments from internet trolls attacking the new mum for sharing the image. And Jaime’s fans were also quick to defend the star’s right to share the snap.
Body-positive advocates don’t come much more badass than Iskra Lawrence. Not only is the plus-size model the face of the Aerie Real campaign, she’s also an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association and she regularly dishes out doses of body confidence on her Instagram account.
Any working mum who’s ever experienced the dreaded working mum guilt will want to say a great big props to a radio presenter and fellow mum after she stood up to a Twitter troll who suggested she shouldn’t have a baby and a job. Susan Keogh from Kildare, Ireland who works for Today FM and is mum to four-year-old Faith, hit back at the unnamed man by posting an open letter revealing the guilt-fraught reality of juggling work and motherhood. Sharing it on Twitter, Susan begins her letter, ‘Dear Brave Man, I got your message.