These days, it can seem like everyone on the internet is Photoshopping the sh*t out of their photos. I mean, we literally roast people for their Photoshop fails every single week. But while we’re battling a Facetune epidemic, we’re also getting a little better about being body positive, and embracing who we really are. It’s not always easy, but you have to start somewhere, and Demi Lovato’s body positive post from Thursday night was a big step in the right direction.
View this post on Instagram
This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day. It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit. Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio.. I’m working on an anthem.. ??????♀️ also. Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do. I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too. ? #nationalcelulliteday #celluLIT ???
Demi obviously looks amazing, cellulite and all, and her caption about facing her fear and moving past other people’s standards is seriously empowering. Demi Lovato has been through some gigantic struggles in her life, so it’s powerful to see her fighting through the noise to get to a more positive place. She says she’s in the studio working on an anthem, and if it’s inspired by this post, I have a feeling it’s going to be epic.
We weren’t the only ones who loved Demi’s post, and tons of celebrities flooded the comments with some much-deserved love. We already talked about Mike Johnson’s flirty comment, but here are some of the other ones that we loved:
Not everyone in Hollywood is the biggest fan of Scooter Braun (*cough* Taylor Swift), but you can’t deny that he goes hard for the artists on his team. This is a really sweet comment, it sounds like exactly what Demi needs to hear. Scooter might not be perfect, but at least he’s being supportive AF to Demi.
Hailey Bieber & Ruby Rose
Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato have known each other for a long time, and now that they’re both on team Scooter, it makes sense that Demi and Hailey are friends. There aren’t enough fire emojis in the world for this picture, so I’m glad Hailey said it. Oh, and Ruby Rose is an icon at all times, so she had to be included.
Ashley Graham is one of the most famous plus-size models, so she’s no stranger to spreading body positivity. She’s currently pregnant with her first child, so I’m sure she can relate with Demi’s message about wanting to pass on her strength to her child someday.
Debby Ryan & Megan Mullally
Debby Ryan is literally all of us in this moment. Like thanks Demi, also you’re f*cking smoking hot. Relatable. Oh, and I just want Megan Mullally to adopt me, so I’m glad we feel the same way bout Demi.
Ronda Rousey is one of the most famous female athletes, and at the height of her MMA career, she was damn near invincible. It’s great to see one strong woman shouting out another, and I don’t disagree with her. There’s nothing wrong with a little editing, but Demi looks great without it.
Basically, Demi Lovato is our newest body positive icon, and it’s so great to see everyone celebrating her bravery on her post. Hopefully more celebs will follow suit and face their fears with some unedited photos. Until then, we’ll probably have plenty more Photoshop fails to get through.
Images: ddlovato (7) / Instagram
It’s been nearly 48 hours since the news of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s engagement broke, and I’m slowly wrapping my mind around it. Young love is in the air, and I guess my allergy medicine is finally kicking in. Yesterday, we brought you a breakdown of Justin Bieber’s Instagram announcement, which was a hell of a lot to process. The photo currently has over 10 million likes, which is fully what I expect when I eventually get engaged. The amount of likes is staggering, but the comment section really has some celebrity gems. Here are a few of my favorites, along with one truly special tweet. This relationship is the gift that keeps on giving, so buckle up.
Paris Hilton & Yolanda Hadid
Paris Hilton just knows exactly what I need, and she fucking delivers. Apparently “congratulations” was too big of a word to spell, so she decided to go with the simpler “congrats.” It’s okay girl, spelling is hard. However, she failed to delete her original comment, where she couldn’t spell “congratulations” correctly. Honestly, how did autocorrect not catch this? Whatever, I’m happy about it. Congrarulations Paris, you’ve made my day. Please also note Yolanda Hadid, former Real Housewife and mother of Bella and Gigi, who is also happy about the news. Will Bella and The Weeknd be our next surprise engagement? Stay tuned.
Marshmello & Diddy
My favorite thing about this screenshot is that both Marshmello and Diddy call Justin “brother.” Look at his influence, just wow. Honestly, I always forget that Justin has actual hip-hop connections, dating back to when Usher basically gave birth to him circa 2008. Good times, good times.
Ryan Good (& Hailey Baldwin)
Okay, so idk who Ryan Good is, but this is a good find. This is why @commentsbycelebs is so important. Okay, so Ryan Good is actually like a producer or something, who used to date Ashley Benson and obviously has a lot of famous friends. Irrelevant, but I’m really glad that Hailey shares my feelings about the mustache. Like, I’m attracted to the mustache in a gross, confusing way, but if Justin doesn’t shave it for the wedding then I’m gonna jump off a fucking bridge. It’s fine, I’m fine.
Jessica Alba, Jessica Alba, & Jessica Alba
God, I just love when celebrities are bad at technology. Unlike Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba didn’t make any unfortunate typos in her comment, but she still managed to post it three different times. I love it. The comment itself is actually a little weird, because it doesn’t actually mention the fact that Justin is engaged, or that Hailey even exists. This comment is like the equivalent of when you ask if someone likes your outfit and they just say “you’re so pretty!” Like, thanks I guess, but what about the outfit? I’m also in love with the Bieber fan account popping off about Selena Gomez at the bottom.
I love Ariana Grande, but she might need to learn to take a joke. The original joke about Scooter Braun is an excellent joke. It just is. Much like all the jokes about Kris Jenner working harder than the devil, it’s just fucking funny. Ariana’s sense of humor, however, is apparently broken, so she clapped back with some BS about finding love. Okay, I get it, you’re in love. She’s since deleted her tweet, so maybe she realized she took it too seriously. Whatever, she’s clearly still happy for Justin and Hailey after her “hooooraaaaay” comment on his Instagram.
Images: @justinbieber / Instagram (4); @arianagrande / Twitter