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Awesome Celebrities Who Shut Down Their Body Shamers  

Jessica Lawshe
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By now we all know that body shaming is so not cool. It takes a lot of self-confidence and inner peace to battle people who want to tear you down for your looks, especially for celebrities who are in the public eye all the time. That's why we're giving mad props to these awesome celebrities who shut down their body shamers and turned themselves into positive role models for fans everywhere.

It's easy to pick on famous people. Celebrity body shaming is an seemingly harmless way to make ourselves feel better about our love handles and thunder thighs. Especially when our fave stars have bodies that are almost literally carved out of stone. But online bullying and body shaming are so passé. And honestly, who cares about your love handles?! Take it from these awesome celebs: Loving your body in whatever shape it's in will bring you much greater happiness than losing a few pounds.

That's why we love how celebrities who were body shamed (like Carrie Fisher, Gig Hadid, and Tia Mowry ) have spoken up and fought back against their abusers and oppressors. It's time to spread a little love, and the best way we can do that is by ending the all the hatin'!

So put down the haterade and get scrolling through our list of awesome celebrities who awesomely shut it down.
Carrie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Awesome Celebrities Who Shut Down Their Body Shamers
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According to CNN, following the release of the latest edition of Star Wars, tons of people took to the web to remark on how much Carrie Fisher had changed since the "days of the gold bikini." Fisher fired back via Twitter, saying: "Please stop debating about whetherOR not I aged well.unfortunately it hurts all3 of my feelings.My BODY hasnt aged as well as I have.Blow us." 

Another awesome Tweet from the badass lady: "Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS." You go girl.

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Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Awesome Celebrities Who Shut Down Their Body Shamers
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Demi has publicly struggled with eating disorders, yet her haters keep on hating. Still, she doesn't let them get her down! The "Confident" singer has taken to Twitter many times to address the shamers. This tweet pretty much sums it up:  "Guess what, I'm healthy and happy, and if you're hating on my weight you obviously aren't. :)"

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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Awesome Celebrities Who Shut Down Their Body Shamers
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After reading offensive remarks about her weight, Selena posted a bathing suit pic to her Instagram, with the comment "I love being happy with me yall #theresmoretolove :)" 

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Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Awesome Celebrities Who Shut Down Their Body Shamers
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Film critic Rex Reed called Melissa McCarthy "tractor-sized" and said she looked like a "female hippo" in his review of Identity ThiefWhen asked about the comment during a NY Times interview, McCarthy responded by saying, "I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that's someone who's in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot."

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