When it comes to appearance, the entertainment industry has always been a challenging place to work. Celebrities often find it difficult to exist within Hollywood’s rigid and harsh beauty standards, which have historically been strict and unforgiving. Although progress has been made, Hollywood still has to do more to represent people of all sizes and shapes. The challenging aspect of these unrealistic aesthetic expectations for celebrities is that those around them also hold them to similar standards.
Stars are attacked by fans and the media for being too thin, too overweight, becoming older, and changing physically. Even worse, some famous people have endured criticism from their own family members. They have likely been negatively impacted in a harsher way. To learn just how cutthroat it can be for Hollywood’s elite, check out these 6 celebs who were body shamed by their own family.
Billie Eilish was known for wearing loose clothing when she was first on the scene. Many started labeling her a sellout as she wore increasingly revealing attire. She said that she had been embarrassed over displaying skin, notably by her parents, thus she was reluctant to wear form-fitting attire. Even my parents’ compliments about how I dress have a slut-shaming component, she claimed. Like, ‘I’m so thrilled you’re wearing like a boy so other girls may dress like boys so they’re not sluts.’ I really can’t express how much I don’t like that at all,” Eilish remarked.
Most Britney fans are aware of how frequently she has endured public humiliation throughout her life. But her own father Jamie Spears was one of the events that had the biggest devastating effects. She was in her father’s custody for the duration of the 13-year conservatorship. I frequently heard that I was overweight and never good enough. My dad and EVERY SINGLE PERSON who supported it [the conservatorship] caused psychological trauma that will never go away, said Britney.
Rihanna has been candid about her relationship issues with her father. In an interview with Heat magazine from 2012, he was forthright and casual about his previous body-shaming of Rihanna. The last time I saw her, I really thought she was a touch overweight. Yet, I believed she had returned to her natural size when I saw her at this year’s Grammy Awards. I used to make fun of Rihanna by telling her, “Robyn, you’re getting too big,” he said.
Actress Ariel Winter of “Modern Family” revealed that her mother had been abusive towards her, to the point where her elder sister Ariel had fought for custody of her when she was just 14 years old. Ariel claimed that her mother oversexualized her when she was a small child and restricted her food intake.
Iskra Lawrence, a British model, has experienced body shaming from both the public and her family. It made her legs appear fat. “I remember family members telling me you can’t wear those types of boots that cut off on your calf because your legs look too wide,” she claimed.