Plus size celebrities like Queen Latifah, Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are spreading the word about size acceptance. Like it or not, because there are so few plus-size celebrities, the ones who do make it tend to stand out. As a result, they’re often given pressure to not only succeed in Hollywood, but to stand as role models for plus-size women. It’s not easy to do, but luckily we’ve got a current group of starlets that are able to do both!
Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy Fight for Size Acceptance Together
Recently Rebel Wilson Melissa McCarthy made headlines for forming a size-acceptance support group. They have decided not to follow the path of plus-size stars like Jennifer Hudson and drop weight once they hit it big. Why? Well, the two of them figure that it is important that people see beautiful, funny and talented plus-size women on TV and Film. We all know it’s not easy to maintain your self-esteem in a world that often seems to see beauty in one size, so we applaud them for staying true to themselves!
Queen Latifah Opens Up About Size Acceptance in Good Housekeeping
Queen Latifah also opened up about size acceptance in the most recent issue of Good Housekeeping. The superstar—who, it’s worth mentioning is also on the cover—opened up about how she learned to love herself. She says: “I think I got to that place by not being happy with the other side — hating your body and criticizing yourself all the time. When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself. And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.” Learning to love yourself is an ongoing process and size acceptance is just one part of it. Even Jennifer Lawrence recently said that she think that it should be illegal to call someone fat on tv. These actresses, by speaking about size acceptance, help spread the word that beauty comes in all sizes and that the most beautiful thing a woman can have is self confidence. Remember that next time you look in the mirror!