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Body shaming anyone is never okay, but for whatever reason, many members of the media believe that public figures are fair game for critiques of their appearance. Sadly, and unsurprisingly, this happens most frequently to female celebrities, with weight gain often leading to pregnancy rumours, weight loss leading to accusations of drug use, and an all-around lack of compassion for the chosen shame-target.

No female celebrity is exempt from body shaming, and popstar Rihanna is the latest celeb to be criticized for daring to have a body. The nerve of her.

Recent paparazzi photos of Rihanna supposedly show the star with a fuller figure. It could be the angle, it could be the outfit, but it’s definitely none of our business. Online bro mag Barstool decided to weigh in (pun time) on the situation. With Rihanna’s fandom spanning millions worldwide, Barstool found the upcoming Ocean 8 star’s weight gain troubling because of the ‘trend’ it could start. If Rihanna gains weight, other women will think it’s okay to gain weight! They may even start to like the way their bodies look! Omg, no!

“There’s definitely a world where I could see chicks see Rihanna make some strong ‘I don’t give a fuck I just love pizza’ quote that goes viral and bam we’re in a world where all the hottest girls look like the humans in Wall-E,” blogger Chris Spags wrote in the article that has now been removed from the Barstool site.

“And just in time for summer too. A world of ladies shaped like the Hindenburg loaded into one-piece bathing suits may be on the horizon now that Rihanna is traipsing around out there looking like she’s in a sumo suit,” writes Spags. To reiterate, this man just described a woman as looking like the ‘Hindenburg in a swimsuit’ and he put it in writing.

Perhaps fittingly, Spags is now being bullied online for his article. The irony is almost too much to bear.

Apparently, Spags has also been suspended, but not because what he said was vile and shameful, but because his boss reportedly wants to sleep with female writers and didn’t think the article was funny enough to defend. Way to take away a lesson from this, bros.

As for Rihanna, the popstar remains unaffected by Spags’ gross article, and shows she’s much funnier, and a better writer, than the guy suspended from writing for a humour website.

Don’t. Come. For. Rihanna.

😢

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