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Caity Lotz Speaks Against Body-Shaming

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow actor Caity Lotz has taken up the battle for a new cause, specifically body-shaming. She recently shared a photo of herself on Instagram with a caption that makes it clear where she stands on the subject.

Lotz, who plays Sara Lance, a.k.a. White Canary, started off by saying,

“Some people think my body is too muscular, too skinny, too boyish. Some people will think it’s beautiful, powerful, sexy. Do I struggle with accepting my body type? Umm yes. Would I like having curves like @Sofia Vergara? Umm yes, but if we all looked the same that would be boring. Like painting the sunset all in one color.”

I gotta say, she has a really good point. She continued,

“All the ‘right’ curves in all the ‘right’ places? There is no right and wrong when it comes to the body God has given you. I see a lot of online body shaming, if someone’s body is not to your liking… keep it to yourself. It’s not your body and making people feel insecure won’t help them and it definitely won’t help you.”

Again, a really good point.

Yes, a lot of emphasis is placed on appearance, especially for those who are in the public eye. However, this is not an issue that is exclusive to the rich and famous. According to bullyingstatistics.org, body-shaming statistics indicate that 94 percent of teenage girls have been body-shamed. And the practice isn’t exclusive to the female gender. Teen boys and men are subjected to thoughtless opinions and hurtful comments made as well. Nearly 65 percent of teens boys reported having been body shamed.

There’s a lot of bad in the world today which can be really hard to escape with social media. Do we really need to make things worse by passing judgment on someone’s appearance? What do you think? And what are some techniques that you use to combat body-shamers? Let us know in the comments!

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