19 celebs who took aim against body shamers



By CHELSEA HUANG

Kelly Clarkson recently made headlines when she responded to criticism from body shamers that she gained too much weight.

"I'm such a creative person that I yoyo. So sometimes I'm more fit, and I get into kickboxing hardcore. And then sometimes I don't, and I'm like ... I'd rather have wine," she explained on "Ellen."

The "Heartbeat Song" singer, 32, isn't the only celeb to receive major criticism about her body -- and she's definitely not the only one to defend herself against it, either.

On Wednesday, Britney Spears fired back at at a fan at her Las Vegas concert after the heckler reportedly called her a "fat b--ch." Spears retaliated with a couple of her own choice words.

Stars like Melissa McCarthy, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Lawrence have also all experienced some form of body shaming, whether it be for being "too fat," "too skinny" or otherwise. While difficult to brush off, they have all come back expressing love for their bodies, which, in light of young, impressionable fans, is an important task.

"I think what hurts my feelings for people is that I'll have a meet and greet after the show and a girl who's like bigger than me will be in the meet and greet and be like, 'Wow, if they think you're big I must be so fat to them,'" Clarkson said. "And it's like, you're just who you are. We are who we are -- whatever size. And it doesn't mean that we're gonna be that forever."

See more stars who have spoken out against body shamers in the gallery above.

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