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Camila Cabello’s body criticism raises discussion about body shaming

This week, Cuban singer Camila Cabello vented about criticism of her body, but she is not the first woman to suffer such an attack. Actress Cleo Pires has already been the target of embarrassing comments, just as Preta Gil was attacked by Silvio Santos because “she was fatter than the previous time she participated in the program”, Adele deals with inconvenient comments about her weight and Bruna Marquezine about her your thinness.

This practice once again brings up the discussion of body shaming. The expression is translated as “body shame” and consists of the act of verbally attacking someone because of their physical appearance, making the person feel ashamed and uncomfortable with themselves.

In the post on her Instagram, Cabello comments: “I bought a new bikini, a new look, put on lip gloss and didn’t eat anything heavy before going into the sea because I knew that a complete photo shoot of me would come out later. I held my body so tight my stomach hurt and I could barely breathe and I didn’t smile because I knew the paparazzi were hiding.”

His comment shows the pressure that women suffer every day, especially the famous ones for being in the crosshairs of the media spotlight. However, it is worth mentioning, the aesthetic pressure and demand with the body and appearance happens in different ways for men and women.

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The inspection and collection of the body and the aging of women is different in relation to the pressures demanded by men. While a man with white hair can be sexy, in a woman those same gray hairs are seen as signs of neglect.

Self-esteem is still very much linked to appearance and criticism related to the body directly affects the life of women who try to achieve aesthetic standards that do not match the reality of the body of most women. On this issue, the singer reflects:

“When it affected my self-esteem, I reminded myself that I was thinking society’s thoughts and not my own. A culture that has become so used to an image of what a ‘healthy’ woman’s body looks like that it’s not completely real to many women. Photoshopping, restrictive eating, over-exercising, and choosing angles that make our bodies look different from how they are at the moment and in their natural shape, when we take a deep breath, when we eat a meal, when we allow the waves to ripple around us. ”

In 2021, the singer also received attacks on her fitness: “I was just running in the park, minding my own business, trying to stay in shape, trying to stay healthy, and I was wearing a top that shows my belly. “, said.

Criticism and comments about other people’s bodies and appearance make women undergo cosmetic procedures due to social pressure. Often, these criticisms are masked in the form of health concerns, although weight gain or loss are not necessarily signs of an unhealthy body.

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