Rihanna Hits Back at Those Fat-shaming Her
Barbadian Singer Rihanna clapped back at fat-shaming haters who mocked her recent weight gain by using a Gucci Mane situation to drive home her point. The Grammy winner showed a split photo of Gucci Mane looking flabby in 2007 and fabulous in 2017 in her Instagram post. In 2016, Gucci Mane lost 75 pounds after being released from prison by following a low-carb diet and working out regularly.
Bloom Radio observation showed that the post garnered over 683,753 likes and thousands of comments from loyal fans, who love RiRi at any size. “You will always be forevermore beautiful,” one fan wrote. “I really don’t understand what the heck everyone is going on about.” Another fan gushed: “Yasss baby!!! Well said!”
RiRi’s weight gain has fueled rumors she’s pregnant and spawned backlash from fair-weather fans who are used to seeing the Bahamian beauty sporting a hot bikini body.
Last month, the blog Barstool Sports was slammed after writer Chris “Spags” Spagnuolo fat-shamed the singer in an article entitled: “Is Rihanna Going To Make Being Fat the Hot New Trend?” The article has since been deleted amid fan outcry, and the writer was suspended.
Meanwhile, fans said Rihanna looks great, and recalled that when she gained weight in 2013, she jokingly nicknamed herself “Thickanna.”