Ruby Rose has something to say to her body shamers. The 31 year-old Australian actress stepped out at the CFDA/Vogue fashion party looking lean and taut, launching a barrage of online comments accusing her of looking “anorexic,” setting a bad example and promoting a negative body image.
She didn’t remain quiet for long though, and took to Insta stories to share her point of view. “Body shaming SH*TS ME. It’s so frustrating. Not because I care what someone thinks of my body. I love my body when I don’t work out and I am soft and I love it when I train hard and feel strong,” wrote Rose.
Rose took on a firm line of defence – all bodies are different, and change according to how you use them. Any interpretation based on how a body looks is merely subjective, and mainly a product of one’s own projection. She also explained that the diet she keeps these days, one that’s vegan and alcohol-free, keeps her “stupidly healthy,” and emphasized the importance of clean living over worrying about aesthetics.
And in response to those who said she looked better in her early 20s when her body was a little fuller, she had this to say, “…that was a horrible time in my life health wise. I drank everyday, ate junk food all day and McDonald’s at 4 am when I was stumbling home from work, I had SIBO (bacterial growth of the small intestine) which I didn’t know until just over a year ago and didn’t train because I was depressed – probably because I was feeding my body poison.” Well, that’s about as definitive as you can get.
She closed her post with some pretty solid advice, “…please take care of your body and your mind and your soul and stop judging others.” Sounds about right to us, Ruby.