Before I launch into a spirited, You go, girl! rant in support of the Twitter counterattack recently launched by Miley Cyrus, allow me to state the extremely obvious: Miley Cyrus is NOT fat. She is not fat, not chubby, not pleasantly plump, not anywhere close to being even remotely within the realm of overweight.
Because that's what she was responding to with the whole counterattack thing: A bunch of accusations from media types about how much weight she looks like she's gained.
So anyway, I was thinking about what I would do if Miley Cyrus was my daughter and some body-image bullies were on her case. How would I want her to react?
Pretty much exactly the way she did!
Miley didn't waste a minute stressing out in front of a mirror. She didn't embark on a fast and go into hiding. Instead, she took to her Twitter account to set the record straight:
By calling girls like me fat this is what you're doing to other people. i love MYSELF & if you could say the same (Miley posted a picture here of an extremely emaciated woman)
Miley's next tweet was a reply to a supportive message from her pal Demi Lovato:
@ddlovato AMEN! I will destroy any one that ever calls you the F word. You have the SEXIIIESTTTT curvyyyy body! I LOVE IT! #werkthosecurves
Then Miley encouraged her fans to accept their own curvy bodies:
@DukeofEarles SO hot! I don't wanna be shaped like a girl I LOVE being shaped like a WOMAN & trust me ladies your man wont mind either ;)
Well done, right? I'm proud of Miley for standing up to one of the most prevalent beauty myths of our time. And, again, if I was her mother, I'd also be one step closer to accepting Miley's boyfriend Liam Hemsworth. The Hunger Games actor told an Australian magazine that there's nothing sexier to him than watching Miley eat a steak.
Hmm, apparently good taste in boyfriends is a side effect of being a well-fed teen.
What would you tell your teenage daughter if someone called her fat?
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