Star Wars star Daisy Ridley ‘body shaming’ is painful, how is it hurting the society

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley has recently been on the receiving end of harsh criticism from the internet. The reason being not her acting skills, but her body structure which is considered too thin to be of one’s liking.

An Instagram account posted a photo trolling Daisy Ridley of lacking “curves” created a huge sensation on the internet. The photo as well as the account has since been deleted, however has left a lasting impression for the whole world to notice.

Photo courtesy: moviepilot.com

Photo courtesy: moviepilot.com

The post was very shameful considering Daisy’s character in the film is a scavenger who hardly gets anything to eat. That rarely accounts for a curved body.

The Star Wars actress has not backed down however. She has charged in full flow giving a fitting reply to her criticizers, thus reclaiming faith of the quote, “size doesn’t matter”.

“Real women’ are all shapes and sizes, all ethnicities, all levels of brave. I am a ‘real woman’ like every other woman in the world” Daisy Ridley stated on her Instagram account.

There seems to be no reason why Ridley had to respond to her body shamers in the first place. In this day and age, when the whole world is united with gender equality, such instances still highlight the true thinking of many within the society.

Female actresses have long starred in action movie flicks. However, unlike their counterparts has always been on the receiving end of criticism regarding their body type. Be it Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games series being called “too thick” to Scarlett Johansen being occasionally called “fat” in the Avengers, body shaming seems to be a common phenomenon in Hollywood.

This seems to make a sad impact within the society where many girls suffer from disordered eating and body dysmorphia.

Picture courtesy: Gage Skidmore/Flickr.com

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