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Body shaming did not spare Sonam Kapoor!


Body shaming did not spare Sonam Kapoor!

Sonam Kapoor has recently been a victim of body shaming. She has been shamed for looking too ‘flat’ in a bikini, in a post shared by Swara Bhaskar, her co actor in the upcoming Click “Veere Di Wedding”.

Swara took to Instagram to post a video along with a caption “When u are dog tired after a looooooooog flight,,actually two..but still gotta chill out with your #Veere at @amanpuri #Phuket with @sonamkapoor @rheakapoor @shikhatalsania #VeereJustWannaChill missing #kareenakapoorkhan #VeereInThailand also yeah..upside down video whatever!!!” during their shooting in Thailand.

Twitter soon resorted to body shame Sonam, calling her too thin and flat. One of the hate tweets read “Sonam is so flat that she barely needs a bra. What do you think @reallyswara u have bigger than her’s and obviously u r the better actor.”

Although Sonam did not resort to slam her haters but this is not the first time Sonam has been trolled for body shaming. She has been at the receiving end during her teenage days. Shutting down all the trollers, Sonam had written a blog in the past where she wrote “I know now that there’s nothing wrong with stretch marks, cellulite, or scars. They’re markers of our growth. There’s beauty in their realness. Flawlessness is a dangerous, high-budget myth, and it’s time we shattered it. So, for every teen girl leaning into her bedroom mirror, wondering why she doesn’t look like a celebrity: Please know that nobody wakes up like this. Not me. Not any other actress. Not even Beyoncé. I swear.”

In order to look a certain way in her teenage years, she shared that “I pushed myself too hard at spin classes, did power yoga for hours at a stretch, and developed an unhealthy relationship with food. Some weeks, desperate to drop a couple of kilos, I would simply not eat. At 18, I went on a date that I thought went well. Later, the boy told our mutual friend that “Sonam is too big”. I didn’t eat for a day.”

Despite leading the industry when it comes to fashion, Sonam has also repeatedly made us realise the difference between ‘reel’ and ‘real’. She has often spread the message of not getting under the pressure of maintaining high beauty standards; but it is important for actors as these things come as part of the job. One should be confident and happy with the way one looks and one should keep loving themselves.

-Sonam Kapoor

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