Bebe Rexha makes powerful statement about body-shaming: ‘A number doesn’t define you’

Singer previously revealed fashion designers refused to dress her for Grammys

Sabrina Barr
Wednesday 06 November 2019 14:14
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Bebe Rexha responds to body shamers:' A number doesn't define you

Bebe Rexha has delivered a powerful message about body-shaming, having previously revealed that fashion designers refused to dress her for this year’s Grammy Awards.

On Tuesday, the singer appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show, where she spoke about the fury she feels about the way in which women’s bodies are perceived.

Rexha spoke to Clarkson and fellow interviewee actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key about how “nothing fit in fittings”, stating: “They bring all these designer things that they make in size 0, and it’s like, I can’t even get on one leg.”

The musician outlined how at all of her shows, where the audiences often consist of many young people, she encourages her fans not to place to much importance on the size of their clothes.

“I say it every night on my show, I say, ‘I don’t care what anybody has told you, a number doesn’t define you’,” the 30-year-old said.

Earlier this year, Rexha spoke out about how several fashion designers rejected her stylists’ requests for outfits for the Grammys as she was deemed “too big”.

In a tweet published in January, the singer wrote: “I’m sorry, I had to get this off my chest.

“If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large!”

In June, Rexha responded to another bout of body-shaming after a photograph she posted on Instagram prompted someone to comment that they thought she looked “tubby”.

“I don’t give two s***s about what people think about my weight. I care about what I think about my weight,” the Expectations singer subsequently tweeted.

“To all the people tweeting mean things to me about my weight you just want a response and you will not get it.”

Rexha added that in her opinion, the “hate” being spread by online trolls stemmed from their own insecurities.

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