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TOPIC: Body Image

Body Image 02 Dec 2015 16:37 #8737

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Recently, I have been reading a lot about body image and how many celebrities are speaking out to show that they are not perfect. Everyone knows that all magazine ads and online ads are photo shopped. Although, many people will see those advertisements and strive to be like them. This is why it makes an impact for celebrities to show their before and after. Otherwise, girls will have an unrealistic image that they are trying to live up to.

Some of the most recent examples were celebrities such as Lena Dunham, Zendaya, Selena Gomez and the Kardashians. It is great to see that people are embracing their curves and imperfections. Especially, celebrities who easily influence the public and have many people following their every move. By posting photos of themselves on social media where they look less than perfect, they are showing us that we are all unique. This truly is great and sends a positive message to everyone.

This topic recently came up when I was out with a few of my friends. Someone brought up a photo of a model which they follow on Instagram. Just because a model posted a photo of herself and it showed her stretchmarks, my friend completely changed her perspective. She now feels comfortable enough to wear shorts in public and not worry about what people will say. This seems like a silly topic although so many people struggle with body image. It is great to see the change in social media and how everyone is suddenly more comfortable in their skin. Previously, celebrities would not share their imperfections and now they are starting to embrace them.
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Body Image 06 Dec 2015 17:45 #8777

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Yea i think it is amazing as well how celebrities are now showing their imperfections to the world. This is very important because indeed social media does have a huge impact on people and especially girls who follow people. Recognizing that you can truly be comfortable in your own skin is amazing . The media would always portray beautiful as someone who is thin and when a specific sense of style. Now i see people all shapes and sizes being put out there. Of course it would have been even better if we did not have to look u to someone to think what is right or wrong about ourselves but unfortunately the media has a huge impact on us , that we go along with it .
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Body Image 06 Dec 2015 20:04 #8783

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I agree with you completely in your stand on this, if celebrities embrace their imperfections in public it will make others feel empowered and confident if they do not look like the airbrushed and photo shopped pictures in magazines. However I think that celebrities are not the only ones to bear this responsibility, I think that regular people in our lives can do the same; with the things they say and support. In the case of mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, cousins, sisters, brothers etccc.. we are all responsible for this. We can potentially change the world we live in if we all realize the power we have and the abilities we have to influence people with the little things we do. All it takes is work, it may be hard work but we have to take one step at a time to embrace imperfections in order to influence future generations to be the voice of the media. Instead of the media dictating what beauty feels like, looks like and is .
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Body Image 05 Mar 2016 17:10 #9020

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Hello Kela, I really enjoyed reading this. Since living in the Los Angeles area, it is very important that we must look our "best." LA is known for "hot" celebrities, fitness, and modeling. Many people, like what you had said, are not comfortable in their own skin because of that. However, there are many celebrities out there that are not in shape, yet no one really ever pays attention to them. It is really unfortunate that that has to be the case. For the celebrities that do not care about their appearance as to the ones that do, props to them because many individuals are probably like them. But lately, what I had noticed is that a lot of celebrities are showing off their true bodies. For example, Miranda Kerr.. Not too long ago, she had posted up a real picture of her after she had been slammed with criticism for having her picture photo shopped. The real photo showed a few stretch marks, and she was proud of them. The only reason why it had been photoshopped and published was because of the company that she had modeled for.
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Body Image 06 Mar 2016 23:41 #9085

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Yes, I agree. I think that people like those imperfect part in their favor stars. As a human being, we live under the same sky. we can not use one aesthetic way to judge everybody because people are just different. We love them not because their unique characters, but their special living styles. For example, I like skinny model but my favor stars is Angelababy who is a Hongkong model. She is not skinny but she is so cute and smart. I just love the way she live in this world. She is very positive and sunny.
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