"I am plant based and stupidly healthy... My body is just my body it fluctuates and it changes depending on how hard I train. The end."

By Faith Brar
October 31, 2017

Ruby Rose is not here for anyone's body shaming banter. The 31-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to defend herself after some trolls said she looked "anorexic" at the CFDA/Vogue Fund Fashion Show. One person claimed that it "isn't healthy to be having your ribs sticking out" while another said: "You need meat."

"Body shaming SH*TS ME. It's so frustrating," Ruby shared in a note on her Instagram story in response, which was later screenshotted and posted by a fan account. "Not because I care what someone thinks of my body. I love my body when I don't work out and I am soft and I love it when I train hard and feel strong."

"I hate it because it worries fans or shames them," she continued. "I hate it because it uses no logic and basically is just someone projecting their experience and expectations on others." (Related: People Are Taking to Twitter to Share the First Time They Were Body-Shamed)

Some of her followers took to the comments of her post to show their support. "How many of [you] are doctors or a nutritionist? None of you, me included. So st*u and mind [your] own business," one person wrote. "You don't know Ruby's life and neither do I, therefore, NO ONE has the right to spout off ignorant judgments, it just makes those people look incredibly dumb," said another.

Ruby explained that like most other women, her body changes on a daily basis. "I trained my ass off for three action films, I used to be a boxer," she said. "My body is just my body it fluctuates and it changes depending on how hard I train."

While some of her followers claimed that she looked healthier when she weighed more back in her 20s, Ruby explained that simply wasn't true. "You guys...that was a horrible time in my life health-wise," she said. "I drank every day, ate junk food all day and McDonald's at 4 a.m. when I was stumbling home from work, I had SIBO [excessive bacterial growth in the intestines] which I didn't know until just over a year ago and didn't train because I was depressed-probably because I was feeding my body poison. I know I wasn't healthy despite being bigger than I am now because I got sick every month with pneumonia and chest infections."

Ruby shares that in contrast, after switching to a "plant-based and stupidly healthy" lifestyle-which included going vegan and alcohol-free-she only gets sick about once a year. She wrapped up her note with this message: "So please take care of your body and your mind and your soul and stop judging others."

Just a reminder: Ruby's body is her own business. At the end of the day, no one should be commenting on someone else's physical appearance, regardless of their weight, size, or body type.


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