These 5 Latinas Have Epically Shut Down Body Shamers
Bekah Martínez just told mommy shamers to “F— Off,” embracing her body hair and post-baby curves. The 24-year-old former Bachelor contestant gave birth to her daughter Ruthie Ray a month ago and told haters to unfollow if they didn’t like her new figure. “Every mom bod is different,” she captioned her photo, showing off her stomach and hairy armpits and legs. “Some are thin and some are round, some are wrinkly and some are hairy, some are light and some are brown.” Here comes the punchline! Martínez added: “No one’s body is ‘🤢’” (nauseated face emoji). “If you think otherwise, kindly f— off or unfollow.”
In another Instagram post in February, Martínez shared a photo breastfeeding her newborn with the message to stop pressuring moms to lose the baby weight: “Lucky is getting the opportunity to carry a child within you. Lucky is having a healthy baby. Lucky is watching your body change after bringing new life into the world, not squeezing into your old high-waisted jeans a week after giving birth. My face is swollen, I’m wearing a diaper, and my belly hangs over my sweats, I am truly lucky.”
Puerto Rican TV host and actress Adamari López put internet trolls in their place when they criticized her after sharing a photo of herself in a black bathingsuit while vacationing in a tropical beach with her fiancé, Toni Costa.
The cohost of Un Nuevo Día (Telemundo) said in a statement to Today: “I think that when people criticize, they criticize themselves more. I do not take it personal. Most likely, those individuals that criticize so brutally have a void in their lives, which reflects in trying to destroy or denigrate others, when in fact it is a reflection of what they have in their heart. What some may not understand is that I am happy with my life and the things I have achieved as a woman, a professional and now a mother.”
AMARA LA NEGRA
Dominican-American singer and actress Amara La Negra told People en Español that she suffered bulimia and anorexia years ago after being repeatedly told she was overweight. “At one time in my life, like any other woman, I didn't feel beautiful or self-confident,” she said. “I lost the weight dancing. I became a zumba instructor.”
AMARA LA NEGRA
The singer of the self-love anthem “Insecure” says she now loves her curves. “I started to love myself. I have dimples in my butt, I have pimples, I'm an open book. All I want to be is real. I don’t want anyone who admires me to think I'm perfect, because I’m not.”
Selena Gomez was also criticized by bullies on social media after being photographed in a bikini while on vacation with friends in Australia last year. The Mexican-American singer — who hadn’t sported a bikini publicly since undergoing a kidney transplant last summer — fought back with an inspiring message on Instagram. “The beauty myth — an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self-consciousness and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty. I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone. Wind in her sails,” she captioned a video of her sailing, along with a rainbow and heart emoji.
This is not the first time the “Who Says” singer is criticized over a bathingsuit photo. In 2015, she told Ellen Degeneres on her show Ellen about facing criticism over a pink bikini she wore in a beach in Mexico: “It was the first time I’d ever been called fat. But it was weird because it’s not just, ‘Oh she’s fat.’ It’s like, ‘She’s a mess. She’s gone off the deep end.’ I’m like, ‘Because I’m on a vacation wearing a bathing suit?’ Actually, technically that is a little too small for me, but I didn’t care.”
Believe it or not, Colombian singer Karol G was attacked by haters over her figure in 2018. “Starting in January I began to gain a lot of weight. Everyone told me: ‘Karol, what is wrong with you?’ Then I started dieting and kept on gaining weight until I realized I had a health issue,” she told Mezcal TV. “My insulin was really high. I was completely bloated and swollen.”
Karol G admits the negative comments on her social media affected her emotionally. “I said: What if I want to be a little overweight? Who cares?” she added to Mezcal TV. “But I was actually battling a health issue. It was really uncomfortable and it bothered me.” Her sweetest vengeance? Posting sexy photos of herself in lingerie or a tiny bikini days later, to show off her curves and celebrate her body without letting critics get to her. Bravo!