Body positivity for the win! Singer Bebe Rexha took to social media to share a super sexy bikini pic — but she made sure to share an important message along with it. The 29-year-old wanted to make sure fans and followers knew she was all-natural in the shot because of the societal pressure to edit photos.
“I probably should [have] photoshopped my stomach and made it look flat,” she captioned a photo posted to Instagram on May 17 of herself in a red bikini. “I probably should [have] photoshopped my legs to make them look thinner. I probably should [have] made myself look taller and smoothed my legs. But I didn’t. Society can really f—k with you. Here is what a real woman looks like on Instagram without photoshop.”
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I probably should of photoshopped my stomach and made it look flat. I probably should of photoshopped my legs to make them look thinner. I probably should of made myself look taller and Smoothed my legs. But I didn’t. Society can really fuck with you. Here is what a real woman looks like on Instagram without photoshop.
We don’t know about you, but we think she looks amazing — and definitely doesn’t need any editing.
This isn’t the first time the Brooklyn-born blonde has been vocal in the body positivity sphere. In fact, she called out designers who refused to dress her for her first Grammys as a nominee because of her size. Gross!
“So I finally get nominated at the Grammys and it’s like the coolest thing ever,” she revealed back in January. “And a lot of times artists will go and talk to designers and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet. So I had my team hit up a lot of designers and a lot of them do not want to dress me because ‘I’m too big.’”
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Im sorry, I had to get this off my chest. If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size. Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less then by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys. #LOVEYOURBODY
She continued with some fiery wisdom — and she was right on the money: “If a size 6-8 is too big, I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t want to wear your f—king dresses, ’cause that’s crazy. You’re saying that all the women in the world that are size 8 and up are not beautiful and they cannot wear your dresses. 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.”
We love seeing the singer standing up for women everywhere and fighting the urge to be conventionally perfect. Thanks for setting an example, Bebe!