It’s 2021 and seems like we are still arguing over beauty standards. While celebrities have always been the easiest targets for such trolls, it is about time they clap back. The recent star to shut down a body-shamer was Ushna Shah.
The Balaa actor recently took to Instagram and shared a few pictures in athleisure. Ushna looked radiant in a pink tracksuit, however, she wasn’t spared by some social media users who commented on her ‘weight gain.’
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A user wrote, “Nobody is saying she’s looking bad. But she has been putting on weight and it is showing and it’s not muscle mass.” The troll went on to add, “She was super fit earlier last year. You can go and check. She is slightly overweight and it’s best to restraint in the initial stages.”
While she usually lets go, Ushna decided to say a thing or two.
“Thanks, babe but that fitness level was by choice and so is this. I get an athletic fit when I need to. And the world has seen it,” the star stated. “I am strong, I lift and am still muscular as you can see, when I want to shred and drop some weight, I will drop some calories and up my cardio but that will probably be for a role.”
“I am no longer 21, I am a grown woman who enjoys food and has a naturally curvy body type. I am most comfortable in this weight because this is who I am and am very much in control of how I want to look. Society and sample sizes don’t define my standard of beauty, I set my own, and I like being fit and thick!” she concluded.
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