Athiya Shetty, an actress, spoke about her experience with body shaming. She said she used to be embarrassed about her physique because she was teased for being skinny when she was a teenager.
“I fell into the category of bodily shame when I was young. People have to realize that body shame is not only associated with being overweight but also being thin and I have always thought that commenting on weight, appearance, anything that can make them less confident is something that is right. which I do not believe.
You don’t know what battle people are facing and you don’t know what their insecurities are. I still believe if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all. Our words have such an impact on people and our everyday lives. It is important to be kind, what we feel is reflected in our daily activities, ”said Athiya.
She added, “I don’t really do business with them anymore. I used to do this when I was a kid and when I was a teenager. I was very conscious of my body, I still am. But I am much better because I have confidence in myself today. People don’t know what body shame is, they think it concerns overweight people and it is wrong either. People are also ashamed of the body which is skinny and could have a certain appearance. It is also incorrect. “
According to Athiya, movies, magazines and social media have also somehow promoted body shame. “I think there are so many boys and girls, men and women who yearn for a certain body type, yearn to be a certain way in terms of appearance because of social media, to because of the magazine covers, because of the movies, reality TV. There are so many false adjectives for beautiful and it’s something scary because there are so many people who want to be alike, ”he said. she declared.
Athiya stressed the need to embrace her flaws. “Social media is also from a young age which is as sad as it is scary but I see the change now. Magazine covers made covers that were real, which help men and women understand that being real is also beautiful. Being real also means you have flaws and that’s okay.
Being imperfect is your own perfect. It is important to help society understand that not everyone will be the same or the same. We talk more about women, but not all men are the same. Sometimes it’s hard to be a certain way, you shouldn’t need to feel that way, ”she concluded.