Following Rihanna’s performance of “Wild Thoughts” alongside DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller at the 60th annual Grammy Awards over the weekend, some people have taken to the internet to comment on her body. Yeah… good luck with that.
Naturally, the performance drew plenty of praise from fans, but others took it upon themselves to body shame the 29-year-old star, saying she “looked pregnant” on stage. Oh boy, here we go again. Even with many of the stars in attendance wearing white roses as a show of solidarity with the Times Up movement, people still don’t get it. Whether it’s rudeness or ignorance or both, comments like these have no place in 2018.
is rihanna pregnant or is she just having an all you can eat buffet at every meal of the day?
— FEIM (@FeimM) January 29, 2018
HOLD ON… RIHANNA PREGNANT?!?
— Sydni (@SlimFast_) January 29, 2018
Rihanna looks like she may be pregnant. Never seen her this curvy and she is wearing at least 5 pairs of Spanx under that dress. #GRAMMYs
— Bethany (@BlahBethany) January 29, 2018
Speculating on whether or not a woman is with child is probably a conversation best had in the private confines of your own mind, or even better, not at all. And if you can’t see how this falls under the body shaming category, simply put yourself in Riri’s shoes; how would you feel if one of you overheard your coworkers or friends asking “is she pregnant?” Whether you were or not, probably not very good.
It’s not the first time so-called fans have body shamed the Barbados native. During her home nation’s cultural festival, Crop Over, in 2017, @badgalriri posted several bedazzled shots to Instagram, causing fellow Instagrammers and even one blogger (whose post on Barstool Sports has since been removed) to comment on her “thiccness.”
In fact, it’s not even the first time she’s been called pregnant. Remember her oversized and awesome looks at the MET Gala and Cannes Film Festival in 2017? These too drew statements about a potential pregnancy and weight gain. (Heart-eye emoji aside, these types of remarks are simply offside, regardless of the commenter’s gender.)
You guys I think Rihanna is pregnant 😍 pic.twitter.com/fHwTb3q8aP
— yung negress (@enohorr) July 26, 2017
Some of her true fans have her back, however, reminding the rest of the world how pregnancy actually works. And thank goodness for them.
Y’all been saying Rihanna is pregnant for over a year now… you know it’s 9 months right ? pic.twitter.com/yEqiLLMvJ6
— ali ⚓️ (@alxfenty) January 29, 2018
Y’all say Rihanna pregnant every 5 months 💀
— Queen of Bellies (@bnkstn) January 29, 2018
Rihanna is living her best life and that’s what matters folks. And if you ask us, she looks pretty damn good while doing it.