Pink: Weight Gain Isn't Keeping Her From Feeling Beautiful

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Pink has always bared her enviable abs and toned arms both onstage and off, so when she shared a photo of herself recently in a black dress that hid much of her frame, she was inundated with negative comments about her body.

The singer got glammed up on Saturday night for the John Wayne 30th Annual Odyssey Ball in Beverly Hills and posted a photo of herself with her daughter in their kitchen, getting ready to leave for the night. The photo quickly became a target for those who felt the need to shame Pink about changes in her body, but she immediately took to the social media site to shut them down, pointing out that not only does she love her body, she was also supporting a friend at a cancer benefit that night.

Pink's response quickly made its way around the web and garnered thousands of likes and retweets, as well as responses from fans who let her know that she's not only a badass mama, she's also an inspiration.

Pink isn't the only celebrity who has been caught up in the middle of the rampant body-shaming that plagues the web and media; Kelly Clarkson and Ashley Judd have dealt with it as well. Judd took on the media in 2012 with an essay for the Daily Beast after she was accused of having plastic surgery and then lying about it.

“Who makes the fantastic leap from being sick, or gaining some weight over the winter, to a conclusion of plastic surgery?” Judd asked in her essay. “Our culture, that’s who. The insanity has to stop, because as focused on me as it appears to have been, it is about all girls and women. In fact, it’s about boys and men, too, who are equally objectified and ridiculed, according to heteronormative definitions of masculinity that deny the full and dynamic range of their personhood. It affects each and every one of us, in multiple and nefarious ways: our self-image, how we show up in our relationships and at work, our sense of our worth, value, and potential as human beings.”

Amanda Crum
Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum