Stars defend themselves against nasty body criticism
“Fat pancake face!”
Women who are in the public eye don’t just get praise and compliments. On the contrary: anyone who does not conform to a certain body image will be attacked. Stars are now against it.
Published: 8 minutes ago
Selena Gomez at the Golden Globe Awards on January 10, 2023. Since then, once again, her body has been mocked.
Flavia SchlittlerDeputy Head of Department People
They are celebrated, loved and adored. But not only! Anyone who is in the public eye is evaluated and rated visually – this affects women more than men. It’s usually about the body if it doesn’t conform to the norm. Or what the commenters imagine underneath.
Unfortunately, the word bodyshaming has become established: it is mentioned again and again by those affected who receive hate comments because of their appearance. Shut up and swallow, those affected no longer do that. Their voices, on the other hand, are getting louder and louder.
Fat Pancake Face
TV star Daniela Katzenberger (36) is severely affected by body criticism. In a question and answer session, she faces her more than two million fans. It doesn’t take long for a question to follow, just the bold request: “You have to lose weight!” The “cat”, known for its humor, counters with “How much should it be? 10 pounds, 30 pounds?” and “Or should I just vanish into thin air?”. When asked why she is constantly attacked for her character, she replies: «I know it nice, honestly?! But I’ve been hearing this on a loop for 15 years: ‘Fat pig, fat bitch, pancake face!’». She protects herself by deactivating the comment function if it becomes too much for her.
Pop star Selena Gomez (30) found out how brutal the comments are last week after her appearance at the Golden Globes, where she won the category “Best Television Actress – Musical/Comedy Series” for her performance in “Only Murders In The Building”. was nominated. According to some, she has gained weight. Also on Instagram, she says in a video: “I’m a bit fat at the moment because I enjoyed the holidays”. She has long campaigned against body shaming. “No matter how heavy or light I am, someone will always say something negative about my body. ‹You are too thin› or ‹You are too fat!›. The moral of the story is that I’m perfect,” she wrote last summer.
All are beautiful just the way they are
The Schwyz hit star Beatrice Egli (34) can also sing a song about it. She, too, has had to expose herself to nasty body reviews for years. “Too much ass, too much skin, do you always let yourself go like this?” She cited one of the comments she found on her page as an example on her social media channel. She then asked her followers: “Do you also know such hurtful comments? Let’s stand up together and show the world how uniquely beautiful each and every one of us is!”.