Body-shaming is too prevalent in today's society, and it's time that we put an end to it. People are so quick to judge another person based on their looks. This is especially true for celebrities and those in the public eye. They're constantly targeted on social media for things that we would do on a daily basis. They don't wear makeup? Shamed. Sweatpants while grocery shopping? Shamed. Gained some weight after having kids? Definitely shamed.
During an episode of The View, the hosts discussed the issues with body-shaming women celebrities in today's world. Whoopi Goldberg was discussing an interview that actress Melissa McCarthy had given where she spoke about a reporter asking her, "Are you shocked that you actually work in this business at your tremendous size?"� Talk about "if you don't have something nice to say..."
Abby Huntsman, one of the co-hosts on the show, interjected Whoopi to talk about her own personal issues with body-shaming, especially now that she's expecting twins.
I've experienced a whole new level being pregnant this time.
I will tell you, the last few days there have been more people that have said to me, 'Oh, you're only four months along?' You look a lot further than that, you look a lot bigger than you should be at this point.' Things that, like, I'm sorry, but you just don't say that.
If you're pregnant, you just want the kids to be healthy, you don't care what size you are.
Whoopi and Joy both shrugged Abby's comments off, saying it's not really the same thing. Then, Meghan McCain joined in on the conversation, where she said people have called her "brave" for being her size.
"I'm a size 12, 14, I talk about it all the time. I'm not like, insecure about my weight or my body or how I look at all," Meghan said. "I do think there's something with journalists sometimes, if you're doing an interview, and I've certainly been asked, 'you're so brave you never lost weight.' It's like maybe I was working on my mind and politics. I'm healthy and I go to the doctor."
"I wish for women we could just get past the point that everyone everywhere has to be a size 0 or 2 to be successful in any field, because it's a load of bull crap," Meghan declared.
Joy also pointed out that it's usually only men who ask these types of questions, because women know better than to bring it up. Whoopi agreed, also saying that it's reporters specifically in the entertainment industry who often make these heinous remarks.
For Abby, she's just happy that her twins are healthy and that her pregnancy is going smoothly. It's too bad that people find the need to make comments about her weight to her, especially knowing she's pregnant. I'd be willing to be that if someone said something similar to the person making that comment, then they wouldn't be so open to the criticism.