"Let my big ass live"

By Faith Brar
May 23, 2016

She may have played a sassy diva on screen, but Amber Riley has no problem sharing her bold opinions in real life as well. Just a few days ago, the 30-year-old TV star took to Instagram to shut down body shaming trolls with one hilarious yet emotional video.

Known best for her character, Mercedes Jones, on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee, Riley channeled the courage to "get some things off of [her] thighs, chest and stomach," after undergoing a surgery to remove her wisdom teeth.

"Why does me being fat offend so many people?," she blatantly asks her 717,000 Instagram followers. "Is it because I'm confident and I'm fly and I'm sexy? Do my thighs offend? Does my stomach offend? Does my big juicy ass offend? Why? Why? Let my big ass live!"

She continues by saying: "I let you all live. I love all colors, shapes and sizes. So just so you know, when you come on here and you call me fat, it's not an insult dummy. My ass is fat and the fellas love it and so do I." Yas, queen!

Her fans were quite pleased with her epic display of raw emotion. Even Glee co-star Naya Rivera showed her supported by re-tweeting the video and writing, "Get it giiiirrrrlll".

After the dental drugs wore off, Riley did not regret any of her empowering words, but instead encouraged her fans to enjoy their lives, just as much as she does. #Preach.


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