Gigi Hadid recently made headlines for her short essay on body shaming, which she posted to her Instagram page.
“Gigi Hadid Epically Shuts Down Body Shamers on Social Media,” was one headline, followed by “Supermodel Gigi Hadid Slams Body-Shaming Trolls” read another. She opened up about the insecurities she deals with in the fashion industry, and how despite being a top model, people’s comments about her larger-than-average (in the modeling world) body hurt her feelings.
Well, according to “South Park,” celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Demi Lovato have no right to complain about body shaming. In its most recent episode, the creators of South Park mocked Hadid, Lovato and Dunham for have the audacity of getting angry when people post negative comments on their social media since they are asking for it by showing off their bodies.
The body shaming gala is crashed by “Reality” who goes on to tell the model, “You say fat shaming is wrong so in response you off your abs? You’re the one fat-shaming, tou idiot! What’s the matter with you people? You’re sad that people are mean? … The world isn’t one big liberal arts college.”
It seems that “South Park” totally missed the mark when it comes body shaming. Just because you wear revealing clothing, doesn’t mean that people are entitled to call you fat or other derogatory comments. Body shaming can happen to anyone, no matter how big or how small they might be. And no, wearing a bikini doesn’t automatically make you a body shamer, just because you are showing off your abs.
While we don’t expect anything less from South Park (it is satire after all) we are just glad Hadid took her appearance on the Comedy Central cartoon in a positive way.