Well here is another case of “damned if you do, damned if you don’t”
Back in 2013, when Tia Mowry Hardrict lost a ton of weight after having her first child and became vegan, her fans all complained that she was too thin. Some begged her to gain more weight.
Now that the Instant Mom actress has put on a few pounds while shooting episodes of her Cooking Channel show, she’s getting trolled again.
This time, many are suggesting that perhaps the Rosewood star is pregnant.
“I just looked at my Instagram […] and someone was insinuating that I’m pregnant again,” she said. “Guys, I’m not pregnant, I am just happy, and I’ve gained these extra 10, 15 lbs. because of my cooking show!”
The Tia Mowry at Home cooking show host added that she’ll drop the weight when she’s ready but until then, leave her be.
“I’m just enjoying life, and when I want to drop the pounds I will, but right now I’m happy with who I am,” she said.
She called the comments a form of body shaming.
“It’s pretty unfortunate,” she told the site. “We live in a society that is so obsessed with being perfect. Why can’t we just be us? Someone even wrote on my Instagram today, ‘Looks like you’ve picked up a little weight. I hope you lose it. I want you to lose it.’ It’s like, really? Why would you say that? Why do you feel the need to say that?”
Excellent point. The former star of the now–defunct Style channel reality TV show Tia and Tamera also called for more body acceptance generally.
“We need to be more supportive with body images, especially women, showing that all sizes are beautiful,” she said. “I’m talking about in magazines, advertisements, in regards to what’s sexy and not sexy. We all need to be a little more supportive of each other.”
Another Bellyitch alum who loves to cook, P!nk, also had to shut down haters in April when people in social media going on and on about her post-tour weight gain.
“Here’s the issue: I don’t change my eating when I get home,” she told US Magazine. “So everyone always asks me, ‘What are you going to do after?’ And I say, ‘Get really fat and happy.'”
She set them straight on Instagram and Twitter.
“I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern,” Pink tweeted to fat-shamers in April 2015 after she got slammed for looking curvy at an event. She signed her note, “Love, cheesecake.”
Bravo! We agree!
Watch the video from Tia’s appearance here: