In today's regressive news, we have a publication fat shaming Neha Dhupia post pregnancy, because even though it's 2019 we're still holding women against unreasonable body standards.
A publication posted an article with the headline, 'Neha Dhupia Shocking Weight Gain Post Pregnancy At Femina Stylista West 2019' and what was actually shocking was the casual misogyny.
Neha Dhupia, who became a mother in November last year, responded to the insensitive post with all the sass.
She captioned her response,
"Thank you, next!"
She responds to the article, by not taking it personally but by calling out the larger problem of fat shaming that exists in our society, with media as its flagbearer.
“I don’t owe anyone an explanation because fat shaming like this doesn’t bother me one bit. But I do want to address this as a larger problem because fat shaming needs to stop for EVERYONE and not just celebs.”
This is not even something that should ideally be explained to people. Everyone has their own definition of 'fitness' and one can't impose their own definition on others.
"I work out everyday, sometimes twice a day because for me…’Fitness’ is a priority and not ‘fitting into’ society’s standards regarding looks. And I hope in the future people are kinder to each other while making such vapid and vile comments."
Netizens, including celebs, have also come together to call out the inherent body shaming in this headline.
I am so glad you wrote this post Neha. High time we call out the society’s deep rooted desire to measure up women and pit women against each other basis their size.— Mohar Basu (@MoharBasu) February 2, 2019
I never understand why ppl write such posts about body shaming 🙄— Ramya (@rgrocks50) February 2, 2019
It's really astonishing to see people who are just waiting behind their computer screen to comment on any damn thing.More power to @NehaDhupia for this.— arundhati (@ArundhatiShelly) February 2, 2019
Show this article to the writers mom and let a lowlife get a earful...! How crass and irresponsible writing...— Nikhil Merchant (@nikhil_merchant) February 2, 2019
i don't know what is soo shocking about a woman gaining weight after pregnancy. These type of people really need to chill a bit. Strong and wise words from Neha. love you ❤— wasim arifin (@WasimArifin) February 2, 2019
1980 called, they want their misogyny back.