Online body shaming. (Ft. Lea Michele)

I AM TIRED OF THIS.

Thought I’d highlight this to ya’ll. These are the comments, just a few of many, most recently commented on a Daily Mail​ Online. This is in response to an article written solely around a comment Lea Michele​ made in a full interview to Marie Claire​. The DM article itself is bull – in the original article she talks about many many things, the most important of which being her new show, her adjustment to fame and losing her boyfriend Cory Monteith​. However, DM decided the most important comment was ‘I love my butt. It’s a showstopper.’

The comments that entailed were brutal, telling Lea that she should get over herself, that she didn’t even ‘have a butt’ to be proud of.

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Body shaming seen on Daily Mail Online

So firstly if we could stop focussing on women’s bodies, rather than the important topics they’re discussing, that would be great. Obviously anyone with half a brain is able to see that these particular articles are always written with the agenda to make crappy people share and ‘lol’ at the comments made. And then they make feminist people like myself say ‘this is a shitty article’…and then we share it too to point that out. Yes, I know I just fell hook, line and sinker. I know that. But I can’t just ignore it?!

I must say that the Marie Claire interview given is in the November Issue (she’s on the cover. Lush.) so I haven’t managed to get my hands on it as of yet, however as the Mail Online clearly states, she talks about many different pressing issues.

Lea Michelle on the cover of Marie Claire, November 2015

Lea Michele on the cover of Marie Claire, November 2015

Personally, I find Lea Michele incredibly inspirational. She was born to everyday normal parents, one catholic and one jewish, and led a normal life. Although born in New York, she was raised in New Jersey. She carried out a normal high school life, until she spontaneously decided to audition for young Cosette in the original New York production of “Les Misérables”. This is where she made her Broadway debut, in 1995, as a replacement for the actual actress. She racked up a series of acting and musical roles, including the original leading role in Spring Awakening, and obviously we know her better as Rachel in Glee. She received the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical and later won a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well. Lea has also received Golden Globe, Emmy, and Teen Choice Award nominations.

She works damn hard and has faced difficulties I can’t even imagine. As all Glee lovers know, in 2013 her on and off screen boyfriend Corey Monteith died from a drug overdose – a battle he’d been fighting for a number of years. A battle through which Lea Michele stood by his side, and helped him as much as she could. A battle which was lost – which obviously would’ve taken it’s toll on Lea. However, did she have a break down? No. Did she go off the rails? No. She grieved, kept it as private as she wished, and wrote a frickin’ album. Hard. As. Nails. 

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Anyone saying she ‘has no talent’ – tell me what have you done with you life? What have you achieved that warrants you to say that? Unless you’re basically Beyonce, do us all a favour and sit back down.

Anyway, the specifics of the case are actually irrelevant (sorry Lea). I could’ve written this about countless articles, especially on the Daily Mail online. Seriously, go and have a look. Read the comments.

As those of you who like my Facebook page will know, myself and my friends were recently featured on the DM website with a little airbnb horror story, and of course we had the same treatment. ‘What were they in Amsterdam for I wonder?’ ‘Shouldn’t they be saving for a deposit for a house rather than travelling?’ ‘Stupid.’ ‘The one in the glasses, she’d get it.’

CAN WE ALL JUST TAKE A MOMENT AND THINK ABOUT THIS. 

The media and online world that’s been created in recent years, has suddenly provided this place where you can stand up and give your unwanted opinion on ANYTHING. And worse, you can do it anonymously!

Who are you to comment on her body? If she likes her butt, then FABULOUS. Who are you to tell her she shouldn’t?! Who are you to create false insecurities or knock her confidence?

Just to be clear, it’s actually pretty embarrassing. You say it out of jealousy. There’s no need for it. Daily Mail, by writing this article you just let Miss Michele know that all of her accomplishments and struggles are irrelevant – the only thing that matters, is her butt.

As every kid I know has been taught, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. 

You don’t have a right to voice that negative opinion. Period.

Not that it is relevant at all but this is a picture of Lea Michele, and her frickin fabulous butt.

Lea Michelle, Instagram

Lea Michele, Instagram

Stay sassy,

Lauren

xxx

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One thought on “Online body shaming. (Ft. Lea Michele)

  1. Kim says:

    It is Lea Michele only one L. But I agree she is asked a question and answers it in a playful way and people become nasty jerks. Daily Mail is a cess pool of hate.

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