With plus size models taking the runways by storm since 2015, we would think we’re moving on from fat shaming. The truth is we just found other ways to body-shame women like cellulite and stretch marks.
Public figures worldwide have enough of this including Pakistani celebs. The most recent from the biz to speak out on the matter is Lollywood star Sana Fakhar.
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Why do we have double standards!? Size Zero, 4, 6 or else, why do we have to put a number upon & against people? Why do we have to have to judge everything & everyone against a single standard or benchmark of our own? Why in certain cases, people come out & defend others against body shaming, while in others, they won't? Why can't we let others live & cherish life in their own skin & be comfortable in who they are? Have always believed in living a healthy lifestyle in being & loving who you are. There would be days when we are overweight, thin or overwhelmed with emotions, enjoy each passing moment, nevertheless. Always trying to motivate others, exercise to have a enjoyable life, instead of being only thin; let them enjoy a lifestyle of fitness, which is a comprehensive lifestyle statement, not just limited to weight. Our goal should be to encourage others, achieve whatever they want in life. It's not about a particular shape, size or else; it's simply being able to love & enjoy life as you prefer, full of energy & spreading positive energy, whoever you come across in life. #stopbodyshaming #lifestyleoffitness
The Alif Allah Aur Insan actress opened up by sharing before and after pictures of her weight loss journey. Sana slammed the double standard by progressing ideals like the ‘dad-bod’, and pregnancy is beautiful yet condemn stress eaters.
Why do we have double standards!? Size zero, four or six… why do we have to put a number upon and against people?
Sana Fakhar even addressed how silent bystanders also partake in this double standard. They selectively chose which kind of body shaming to call out and what to let slide.
“Why do we have to have to judge everything and everyone against a single standard or benchmark of our own? Why is it that in certain cases, people come out and defend someone against body shaming while in other cases, they won’t? Why can’t we let others live and cherish life in their own skin and be comfortable in who they are?”
Healthy Living vs Ideal Weight
The O’ Rangreeza actress asserted that she was in no way putting off the idea of a healthy lifestyle. She suggested that based on your routine and what phase in life you’re going through ‘there will be days when we are overweight, thin or overwhelmed with emotions’.
Adding that this shouldn’t stop people from living their lives. She then encouraged people to pursue a healthy lifestyle not an ideal weight on a scale.
“Enjoy a lifestyle of fitness, which is a comprehensive lifestyle statement, not just limited to weight……….Our goal should be to encourage others, achieve whatever they want in life. It’s not about a particular shape, size or else; it’s simply being able to love and enjoy life as you prefer, full of energy and spreading positive vibes, whoever you come across in life.”