Bebe Rexha is not here for body shamers. The 29-year-old singer often speaks out about the pressure to stay thin, and once again, she is taking to Instagram share her refreshing outlook on body image.
Rexha recently posted a photo of herself enjoying the beach in Puerto Rico, with a caption that keeps it super real: “I probably should of photoshopped my stomach and made it look flat,” she wrote. “I probably should of photoshopped my legs to make them look thinner. I probably should of made myself look taller and Smoothed my legs. But I didn’t. Society can really fuck with you. Here is what a real woman looks like on Instagram without photoshop.”
Rexha’s bluntness is super refreshing, and the majority of comments on the Insta post are supportive, thanking her for showcasing a real body. “I was struggling with loving my body today and I saw this and I realized you have a similar body type to me,” one fan wrote. “Thank you so much for this. I needed it.”
Of course, where there is confidence, there are trolls (at least on the internet). After Rexha shared a video clip from a performance on Twitter, one user commented, “okay dont [sic] mean to disrespect but aint too thiccccck!?? i mean never saw her like that BEFORE!! From the song with other two country dudes!!”
The singer replied with a simple, on point response: “I gained weight get over it.”
Rexha doesn’t shy away from calling out the unrealistic standards set on women to be a certain size, most recently revealing to fans that she was having a hard time finding a designer to dress her for the Grammys.
“Im sorry, I had to get this off my chest. If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size. Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less then by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys.”
Maybe one day we’ll see the end of these standards, but until then, we have Bebe Rexha to call out the unfairness. Thanks, Bebe!