Twitter, Body Image, Taylor Swift, & Kim Kardashian

Photos courtesy of The Cut

Photos courtesy of The Cut

There’s a war going on.

Or so it appears. As much as I hate to admit it, I do follow celebrity feuds on Twitter. As of late, Twitter has been a-buzz with Kim Kardashian’s photoshoot in Paper Magazine (link here to the story) as well as American DJ, Diplo, and his campaign to buy singer, Taylor Swift, a “booty”.

Ah, to be famous.

Though I find this news (and singer, Lorde, and her response to Diplo via Twitter) to be somewhat entertaining, I also find it all to be disturbing on a deeper level.

Kim Kardashian finds herself under constant fire for her body- even though she hardly stops herself from being observed by the media. Much the same can be said of Taylor Swift as of late- the latter receiving attention for being “too skinny”. Both women are undeniably beautiful by their own standards.

My point? I’m not here to give the “thick is better than thin, men want curves” or “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” bullshit. That argument could go on into infinity. I’m just here as an outsider to say how annoying it is that this even be a debate at all.

For example, songs come out like Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” that claim, “I’m bringing booty back/ Go ahead and tell them skinny b*tches” and rival the unrealistic world of size 2 fashion models.

Honestly, it gives me a headache.

Hollywood finds itself at odds amidst a battle of girls (and guys) putting one another down for the body they were born with.

How about as women we all just accept our body types and accept each other as beautiful? The skinny models are beautiful, curvy girls are beautiful, athletic girls are beautiful, all girls are beautiful- everyone has something to offer! Let’s all stop bashing each other and instead find what is attractive in one another and celebrate it while we can. Instead of getting upset that you aren’t skinny enough, you don’t have enough “booty”, or aren’t something pop culture wants you to be, remember that you have plenty to be proud of.

Looks do fade- what will you be left with?

xx KH

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” – Audrey Hepburn

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