Just a couple of days ago we posted pictures of Rihanna looking amazing and having a grand time in her homeland of Barbados for Crop Over. But apparently, per the oppressive American beauty standard, having a flat tummy, incredible breasts and sumptuous thighs is problematic.
Bruh is rihanna getting fat lol
— youngcocoa🍾 (@JadaAshleyyy) August 3, 2015
Rihanna look fat but imma let you guys say differently.
— Temple (@IskypeYourMomz) August 3, 2015
Rihanna Got Fat I dont like It
— Trill® T (@Trillologist_) August 6, 2015
why Rihanna look fat in those pics?
— savv. (@_prs__) August 6, 2015
Yes, we all saw the same photos. We’re just not sure how these folks thought her fit body shape was anything along the lines of “fat,” and why “fat” is being used as an insult in the first place. And yes, we saw and are side eyeing the fact that many derogatory tweets (including the ones posted above) are from black folks.
It’s truly unfortunate because expectations of what women should look like are scrutinized far more than men. Remember the “dad bod” trend? It was a push to accept men with fluffier, fuller figures; however there was no driving force behind the push for “mom bod” acceptance. Instead, plastic surgery treatments such as the “Mommy Makeover” are thrust down the consciousness of women everywhere.
What does it say about a society that is calling this “fat”?
In America women’s bodies — particularly black women’s bodies — are picked apart for being too curvy, skinny, muscular or thick. It’s a rigged system designed to exclude the majority of women and keep them in a constant state of paranoia. Rihanna is not fat. Rihanna is a #carefreeblackgirl doing her thing. Let her do her and America, don’t come for Rihanna unless she sends for you.
Ladies, what are your thoughts on this?