Body Shaming – is it ever justifiable?

After a heated debate on Instagram over a fashion A-lister’s physical appearance, I realise that this is an issue some people feel very strongly about, myself included. I couldn’t help but respond in defense to some of the comments which I found to be completely rude and out of order (I’ve posted some throughout the article for purpose of context):

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I’m not completely oblivious to the long reigning standards that have been perpetuated throughout the fashion media, but at which point do we stop ourselves in calling out a model’s size and remember that they are in reality a real person with real feelings?

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Models of Change

There are moments in our lives when we realise who we are, and what we can become as a result of the choices we make. Perhaps we’ve had a dream of being something – a doctor, a racing car driver, vegan –  or to visit some particular destination in the world, and if that’s the case, then it’s greatly important that we protect our dream, especially when sharing it with others.

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