Haters gonna hate, but sometimes they need to be put in their place. These stars ain't got time for your shit today, world.
A member of the Duggar family attacked Jazz's identity on Twitter, writing, "What an oxymoron... a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality. 'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God." Jazz, in defense of both herself and the LGBTQ community at large, subtly responded, "Every day I experience cyber-bullying, but I keep sharing my story. Today was no different." Transphobia has no place here.
It all started when The Voice coach and singer posted a patriotic tweet to celebrate the Fourth of July: "Thank u 2 every person in service 4 protecting all of us and cheers to every person who fought for us to experience freedom & independence." Leave it to a hateful troll to turn this celebratory moment into an opportunity to criticize with the tweet, "You're fat." But Kelly was not about to let this ridiculous body-shamer have the last word (or ruin her Independence Day), and responded: "and still f*cking awesome." And that, friends, is how you shut that down.
After being called out by a twitter troll saying that Paris had "put on some weight," Jackson replied like the confident badass she is: "f*ck yeah I have." All the 👏👏👏.
Cara Delevingne took to Twitter to put a hater in their place. After posting a tweet about a mission trip to Uganda she'll be going on ("On my way to do something incredibly exciting and I am very nervous"), a commenter wrote, "hopefully an interview for a real job. Your looks will fade, Cara. You can't cash in on your eyebrows forever."
Delevingne clapped back at his unsolicited advice saying: "You will regret saying that. I am actually trying to do something good. This has nothing to do with my 'looks'. You are just a another thirsty man who puts people down for attention on twitter and who thinks that looks are all that's important."
When the commenter took his insults even further and replied back to her saying that looks are important to her because of her job and that she needs to try doing something good for the world, she tweeted: "Try doing something for the world, period! I have no time no another man trying to tear down a woman for being successful." Boom. 👏
After trolls fat-shamed her online, the Walking Dead star got real on social media, posting a picture of her young daughter while asking them to be decent human beings. "Dear Instagram trolls, body shamers, and the men and woman who think it's ok to comment on my weight: I hope that you don't have children. And if you do, I hope you teach them about kindness and acceptance. I hope they learn that it isn't ok to make fun of people or call people names," she wrote. "Your mother should be ashamed for raising such a judgmental bully." Get. It. Read the full caption here.
The most elegant response possible to a Twitter user who called her a "14-year-old prostitute": "Idk I feel like I look like a 19 year old prostitute." Dead.
After responding to cute question on Twitter about how North picks her clothes ("we make all her clothes so North picks the fabric at fabric stores!"), users responded with pitchforks and pretty horrible responses. Kim responded with honesty about enjoying giving her daughter the tools to explore her creative side and time to spend with her dad. "And maybe spend less time hating others and loving yourself. Life is good. Be happy & blessed, in all sincerity." 👏
In response to a commenter who accused her of losing weight "to fit in," Hadid gave a detailed account of how her body *has* changed over the years but remained strong and healthy. "I loved my body as a 17-year-old athlete, and I love my body now...Your comment won't get me down, but next time, please think about the young women who may read body-judgment comments and judge themselves as they see their bodies growing and therefore naturally changing too." Well done.
Chloë Grace Moretz took the time to address haters on Twitter recently—and she did *not* hold back. "When will people hiding behind computer screens get tired of calling someone 'fat' or 'masculine'," she wrote. "Does it make you feel good typing your hateful comments ? Does it fulfill you in some dark way?"
She continued: "Sit back before you fire away commenting ignorant things and imagine the real HUMAN BEING you are commenting about. It's time we all stop hiding behind keyboards pretending we know even the smallest thing about the people we judge." Yessss.
After posting a pic of herself at her graduation party wearing a body-con dress that showed off her assets, the soon-to-be UCLA freshman received a ton of negative comments from Instagrammers. But the Modern Family star clapped back on Twitter: "Dear sorry body-shamers, I looked HOT in that dress. And if you hate it, don't buy it. But please get a hobby. XOXO Ariel #EmbraceYourBody" she wrote, before adding: "Embrace all that you are. Don't let those outside voices become your inner voice #mychoice #loveyourcurves." 👏👏👏
You know how it goes: Step outside in a swimsuit, the body police come out. "I meant to write 'good morning trolls!'" Schumer captioned the maligned beach shot in question. "I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you've never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless and alone. This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!" Roald Dahl reference = 💯.
After meeting 17-year-old film critic Jackson Murphy and posing for a photo at the Critics' Choice Awards, Amy Schumer found herself the subject of a sexist joke. "Spent the night with @amyschumer. Certainly not the first guy to write that," the teen wrote with the picture. Schumer responded: "I get it. Cause I'm a whore? Glad I took a photo with you. Hi to your dad." Murphy since deleted the tweet, and issued an apology to the star: "I truly apologize for the tweet I posted earlier. I'm not a comedian and it wasn't funny," he wrote. Schumer was quick to let it go. "That's really okay honey. I just remember thinking you and your dad were sweet and it was a bummer to read that." Here's hoping the teen learned something.
Ariel Winter shared the above innocent photo of herself and her two nieces on Instagram, which ignited a shocking amount of backlash from judge-y Internet trolls who thought it was necessary to shame her for wearing a bikini. (SMH.) After being called a "slut" who was "asking for it," Winter clapped back like the 17-year-old boss she is:
"Who knew that an innocent photo with my nieces would turn into this? The height of a girl's skirt or whatever she is wearing for that matter, does not imply what she is asking for. It sickens me to think at 17 years old, a photo of myself with my nieces is suggesting that I'm 'asking for it,'" she wrote in a followup post. "I typically never give power to the mean things people bravely say behind their computer screens on the Internet, but this is for the girls who are constantly bullied whether it be online or at school.. You are not asking for anything because of what you are wearing- you are expressing yourself and don't you ever think you deserve the negativity as the consequence to what you are wearing- YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Celebrate you and don't let anyone's comments allow you to think less of yourself. Us girls have to stick together!!!!!!"
Do you think dumb questions are the publicity-seeking reporter's nip slip? At a TIFF press conference over the weekend, one extremely puzzled man asked why Bullock's political strategist character in Our Brand Is Crisis would have ashy blonde hair and dark roots when she very clearly has "all the money she'd ever need."
"Sometimes the roots grow out," she said. "Sometimes they are grey and sometimes they are dark. It wasn't white—it was an ashy blonde. It was a very conscious decision to show there was a time in which she had money, you can tell by her clothes as well, that was a time she's trying to let go."
Then the film's producer George Clooney delivered the final blow: "Aren't you glad you asked that question?" Burn.
After beating her sister at the U.S. Open, a tired Serena Williams answered a reporter's question in the best/most candid way.
"Normally, you're smiling when you win. You laugh," the reporter said, according to Us Weekly. "What is this tonight? Is it because you beat Venus? Are you thinking about what's coming up next?"
Williams paused before stating the obvious: "To be perfectly honest with you, I don't want to be here. I just want to be in bed right now and I have to wake up early to practice. And I don't want to answer any of these questions. You guys keep asking me the same questions...You're not making it super enjoyable. Just being honest."
1) I apologize on behalf of my profession. 2) Serena apparently wins on and off the court.
It all started when one (particularly rude) Twitter user posted a pic of Zendaya and her parents, suggesting that she is too pretty to be their child. After Z caught wind of the tweet and others that labeled her mom and dad "really ugly," she immediately responded with a heated—yet quite eloquent—post of her own.
"First, I'm gonna pray for you. While you're so concerned about what my parents look like, please know that these are two of the most selfless people in the world. They have chosen to spend their entire life [sic], not worried about trivial things such as looks and insulting people's parents on Twitter, but instead became educators who have dedicate [sic] to teaching, cultivating and filling young shallow minds. (One of the most important yet underpaid jobs we have)," she wrote. "So please, log out, go to school, hug a teacher and read a textbook...and while you're at it, go look in the mirror and know that you too are beautiful, because such hateful things only stem from internal struggles. Bless you. -Me and my BEAUTIFUL family."
In a new interview with The New York Times, Donald Trump decided (because he can't seem to help himself) to comment on Heidi Klum's appearance: "Heidi Klum. Sadly, she's no longer a 10."
Thankfully, Klum has a spectacular sense of humor, posting a video on Twitter that shows her wearing a shirt with a "10" on it, before a man in a Trump mask comes and rips it off—revealing a sign of "9.99".
The caption? "#TrumpHasSpoken #sadly #9.99 #NoLongerA10 #IHadAGoodRun #donaldtrump #HeidiTrumpsTrump #BeautyIsInTheEyeOfTheBeheld"
All the retweets, Klum.
At a press junket for her movie Trainwreck, Schumer shut an Australian interviewer down after he referred to her character as "skanky." While trying to defend his wording, he told Schumer he wasn't trying to offend her. "Whatever you're trying to do, you are. That's a rude question." Half of the interviewing duo, a woman, then told Schumer, "maybe I'll come by myself next time," to which Schumer replied: "I'd love that." Boom.
Despite her official announcement, not to mention the growing baby bump Kim Kardashian has been proudly displaying in a series of skintight dresses, speculation that she is not actually pregnant has somehow still managed to circulate the social media world. But being the seasoned reality star she is, Kim put the rumors to rest with a tweet that said, "I secretly loved the rumors I was faking my pregnancy bc I was so
skinny! LOL Well can't hide it now! 5 month (20weeks) and 20lbs up
Chrissy Teigen not only has an amazing body (she *is* a model, duh), but the model/TV personality also has an awesome sense of humor. After posting a racy picture of an editorial that exposed her breast on Instagram (which was subsequently taken down), Teigen received an, um, interesting comment: ""I like Chrissy, sometimes lol other times yes she's annoying but I like that she's like F it that baby Fd my body up but so what." The problem? Teigen hasn't had a baby. But the star took the comment in stride, taking a screenshot of the comment and posting it to Instagram, writing: ""I can't stop laughing #thatbabyf--kedupmybodybutsowhat #nobaby."
Zendaya strikes again! Last night, she hit the red carpet at the BET Awards looking totally chic with a new, choppy pixie cut. When naysayers took to Twitter to denounce her fresh look (which was actually a wig, as she revealed in *amazing* fashion), she hit 'em right back tweeting: "When people don't like your hair but they tweetin bout you tho... #idgaf #idgaf 😂😂." #AllHailZendaya.
The singer/actress wasn't about to some random Twitter account shame another woman. Twitter user @Manstagram_, an account that has 200K followers, posted a photo of blogger Shannon with and without makeup, captioning it: "This is why our first date is running a mile around the track to see if you sweat the makeup off." Zendaya, seeing the pic, responded in the best way—by tweeting a pic of her with specs and the caption: "that awkward moment when this tweet is irrelevant cause she's slaying both ways #wannaborrowmyglasses." Shannon also saw the tweet, and responded to Zendaya: "Women who stick up for women. Thank you @Zendaya and everyone else <3 i love you." So much to love.
Fed up with questions like, "How do you feel when people say what do you do?," she told Access Hollywood that she challenged a reporter by saying: "'Hey why don't you do this—tell someone else that you think can do it. Tell them to do everything that I've done in my career and see if they end up where I'm at.Try it. Just try it. I dare you.'" And from a woman who has become a reality television sensation, created her own mobile game app, co-owns DASH boutiques, and just published a book, she may just have a point.
Lorde might only be 18, but she knows her own mind, K? Following reports that she hadparted ways with her longtime manager Scott Maclachlan, the singer-songwriter unleashed a world of sass on Twitter, writing "hey, men - do me and yourselves a favour, and don't underestimate my skill" and "yes, i'm a young lass, but i'm also making the best decisions for me each day. #stayeducated 💅." Bless you, Lorde.
When a film critic who had criticized her appearance in Tammy had the gall to approach her in person, McCarthy seized the moment and taught the man a lesson he won't soon forget. "When I said, 'If [your daughter] comes home and someone says she can't have a job because she's unattractive,' are you going to say, 'That's right?' And he was like, 'No, I would never want that to happen. I would never in a million years want that to happen.' And I said, 'Just know that every time you write stuff, every young girl in this country reads that and they just get a little bit chipped away.' I just think we tear down women in this country for all these superficial reasons, and women are so great and strong, and I think he really heard that." Now that's what we call a teachable moment.
The Harry Potter author, who was recently attacked on Twitter for her political views, gave an, um, enthusiastic reply to (what can only be assumed) was a misogynist tweet. (The tweet was since deleted.) ".@sjosiah0 The Internet doesn't just offer opportunities for misogynistic abuse, you know. Penis enlargers can also be bought discreetly." Mic drop.
The 22-year-old has come under fire recently for her curves, with some followers calling her fat (because the world is delusional). While Selena quieted those haters in one Insta—posing in a bathing suit and writing, "I love being happy with me yall #theresmoretolove"—she took a more direct approach recently with a follower who decided to leave her nasty comments about how she should hit the gym for the sake of showbiz. Selena fired back: "You're disgusting. I'M IN the business and I could care less about what 'they' or you say I should look like. I don't need to do anything other than love myself, take care of my work, fans, family and friends. And I do work out. It's not your place to tell anyone what they should or should not do… can we block this person who thinks they know what Hollywood is please." A++++
While performing as part of her residency in Las Vegas, the pop star was yelled at by a rude heckler in the crowd. After he reportedly shouted "fat b*tch," the singer retorted, "f*cking assholes" before continuing on with the show. In all honesty, that's a classier move than we would have probably pulled. (Also, the guy must be blind.)
Janelle Monáe is not here for you, sir. After a male twitter fan(?) tweeted at the singer, "girl stop being so soulful and be sexy..tired of those dumbass suits..you fine but u too damn soulful man," the star shut it DOWN with her response: "sit down. I'm not for male consumption." Any questions?
After Twitter trolls slammed the singer for her body after she made an appearance at a philanthropic event, Pink got hers. In an eloquent response that she shared on social, she wrote: "While I admit that that dress didn't photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful." She then tweeted a picture of her husband, writing: "and my hubby says "it's just more to love baby" (and then I smack his hand off my booty cause we're in a supermarket)." Lastly, the singer shared a picture of her adorable daughter, saying: "Willow said to me the other day whilst grabbing my belly-"mama-why r u so squishy?"And I said.."b/cuz I'm happy baby" Oh right, you forgot she's successful, has a handsome/supportive husband, and has an adorable daughter? YEAH GET OUT OF HERE, HATERS.