In recent weeks, even the most recognized artists have been the victims of negative comments about their bodies. They have not remained silent and continue their work for gender equity, against inequality, and against the pressure they suffer to have a concrete physical appearance. From their platforms, in advertising campaigns or in interviews, these Latina artists want to tell their stories and show that, like all women, the social pressure imposed by the canon of beauty, it generates shame and insecurities about their bodies.
Singers, actresses, models and activists on social media are demonstrating against beauty stereotypes and want to send a message of self-love and self-acceptance to the diversity of bodies that exist in the world.
One of the most reported cases in recent weeks is that of Camila Cabello and the negative comments she received about her body for a video showing her exercising. The 24-year-old Cuban-American singer went for a run in the morning with leggings and a top that showed her abdomen and arms. Hours later, a series of photos of her doing sports went viral on social media, with criticism of her body, to which the singer responded from her networks.
Selena Gomez shared a series of bikini photographs that went on sale earlier this month. This time, the brand’s advertising photos showed his body untouched and natural. “What I love about this brand is that it celebrates women who unconditionally love their bodies, giving them the grace they deserve. I hope you love this collaboration as much as I do,” said the actress and singer.
Selena has previously expressed her insecurity about her ideal of beauty. “I’ve become very insecure over the years. I also have lupus, so my weight fluctuates a lot, so I had to learn very early to have thick skin when it comes to criticism and to understand that none of that matters at all. It’s exhausting and hateful. It’s everything it is,” Gomez finally said.
For her part, Demi Lovato has surprised the world by the way she faces the great challenges of her life. Despite the tough battle he has fought with his addictions since 2011, he has spoken openly about his eating disorder. Throughout her career, Lovato has received much criticism for her weight, but she has always known how to love herself and her processes.
“I used glitter in my stretch marks to celebrate my body and all its characteristics (whether society considers them good or bad),” she wrote on social media so that her followers, like her, stop believing in female stereotypes that are not real.