See, Emma Stone is just the best, you guys. I know we all know this, but in case we didn't, she used a recent interview in Seventeen to call out body shaming for all body types — including her own, which has come under scrutiny because she's thin.
"It can be really challenging in today's world for anyone — especially girls and women — to feel good about their bodies," she said. "No matter how things look on the outside, we can all be super critical of ourselves and of our image in the mirror. I've seen articles or comments that have addressed my weight, or 'caving to pressure to be thin.'"
Obviously, those reports aren't right.
"Keeping weight on is a struggle for me," she explained. "Especially when I'm under stress, and especially as I've gotten older. That's the way my genes have decided to go, and things will change as time goes on, as does everything. So when completely untrue statements are made about me or my health, of course a part of me wants to defend."
Naturally! Here's the thing: body shaming in any capacity is gross and below all of us. We are all different, we all look different, and the weight of somebody else isn't our concern. Which is why I'm glad Stone went on to tell readers (who are young and/or teens) how she checks herself to make sure she's being healthy.
"My job at the moment is to tell myself the truth," she continued. "Am I taking care of myself in a healthy way? Am I respecting myself and being responsible? And over and over, I answer yes to that question. Then I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I'd want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps."
Emma Stone, if you can read this, please just be the big sister of all of us. And to anyone who does hate on the size/shape of other women, keep your eyes on your own paper. All of us are better than body shaming. We're busy and important, after all!