Bebe Rexha Shut Down Yet Another Instagram Troll Who Told Her She Needs to Lose Weight
She urged them to "work on their own self-hate".
Bebe Rexha recently checked off a major career milestone. The singer took to Instagram over the weekend to share that she performed solo on The Ellen DeGeneres Show—something she's "always wanted to do," she wrote in her post.
To top it off, Rexha achieved her goal while singing her new hit single "You Can't Stop The Girl," from Disney's Maleficent: The Mistress of Evil, an empowering anthem that reminds women they're capable of anything.
"I'm so grateful," Rexha wrote alongside a photo of herself wearing a stunning high-slit black gown with thigh-high boots to match.
Fans were quick to comment on Rexha's post, congratulating her for the achievement. "I'm so grateful for you. And for this empowering song. Thank you for everything," one user shared. Others called her a "queen", "angel", and "diva" in admiration.
One person, however, tried to throw a wrench in the celebration by leaving a nasty body-shaming comment on Rexha's post. "Wow...you need to lose weight," the troll wrote, adding a puke emoji at the end. (Related: Why Body-Shaming Is Such a Big Problem and What You Can Do to Stop It)
But Rexha wasn't having any of the negativity. She wrote back: "No you need to be more accepting and work on your own self-hate." In a matter of days, her clap-back has racked up nearly 14,000 likes.
This isn't the first time Rexha has stood up for herself against body-shaming. Back in January, she put fashion designers on blast for refusing to dress her for the Grammys because of her size. "You're saying all the women in the world that are a size 8 and up are not beautiful and that they cannot wear your dresses," she said in an Instagram video at the time. "So to all the people who said I'm thick and I can't wear your dress, f**k you, I don't want to wear your f**king dresses."
Rexha also didn't mince words when multiple trolls ruthlessly pointed out that she'd gained weight last year. "Yes I gained weight. Cause I'm human and I like to eat. And when I eat carbs my ass gets big," she wrote in an Instagram post. "And you know WHAT: I love my fat ass!!!!!! Not every singer is gonna be a size zero, skinny and model looking. If that's what you want from me then you ain't getting it. Sorry not sorry." (Related: 17 Celebs Who've Mastered the Art of Clapping Back at Their Haters)
The singer emphasized that message further in a post last summer, in which she shared an unedited bikini photo of herself living her best life on vacation in Puerto Rico. In the caption, she wrote that she "probably should have" Photoshopped her stomach and legs to make them look "thinner" and smoother. "But I didn't," she wrote. "Society can really f*ck with you. Here is what a real woman looks like on Instagram without Photoshop." (Related: Bebe Rexha Revealed She's Been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder)
Sadly, many people feel like they have a right to comment on others' bodies—especially those in the public eye, like Rexha—even though it's absolutely none of their business. But Rexha has proven time and time again that, at the end of the day, her relationship with her body is more important than anyone else's opinion of her.
"I went through a point of really not liking myself, and I still have my moments—but I just started trying to be nice to myself," she told Health in a recent interview. "I think you have to do what's best for you."