Alicia Silverstone Claps Back At Body Shamers: 'I Think I Look Good'

Taylor Sakellis
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Being a woman in Hollywood above the age of 25 sounds like an absolute nightmare. Suddenly you go from a young, beautiful on-screen girlfriend or daughter to a mother, or WORST of all, a nagging wife. Women get zero in between and if they're not being put in an object Hollywood box, they're being shamed for their size, or for having the audacity to age gracefully.

Are you tired yet? Because I sure am!

Do you know who else is sick and tired of women in Hollywood being shame? Icon and legend Alicia Silverstone.

Alicia Silverstone in Clueless
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Sure, Alicia gave us one of the most iconic performances of all time as Cher in Clueless but she's also constantly fighting for women's rights and using social media for all the right reasons.

Recently, Alicia took to her social media to share a photo of herself labeled as "fat" on Google.

Below the gorgeous picture of Alicia in a flowing, navy dress, the caption reads: "Alicia Silverstone candid fat photo."

In the green screen video, Alicia pops her head in over the photo and flips off the camera.

"Damn. I thought I looked good.." she captioned the video on Instagram.

The comments were soon filled with people siding with the actress.

"You do look good. Screw them!! Haters are going to hate. Just be your amazing beautiful self," commented one fan.

"You look hot, they’ve just never seen a normal body," said another.

Alicia Silverstone
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"The use of the word 'fat' in today’s society is disgusting. Shame on anyone for judging!" chimed in a different fan.

"I have noticed many ‘older’ female celebs posting about people making negative comments about their looks," pointed out one fan.

"I’d really like to meet these people because they’re insane. Alicia is as sexy as she’s ever been. There is a unique beauty to aging, but only real men ‘get it’."

Many fans also wanted to remind Alicia that equating fat = bad can be incredibly harmful to many people.

"You look great! And lots of fat people look great too! Your caption implies that fat = bad. Just an important thing to keep in mind!" commented one fan.

Some fans shared their personal stories about their body image issues in an effort to steer the conversation in a more positive way.

Alicia Silverstone in Clueless
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"As a beautiful chubby babe myself, reading most of the comments didn’t feel great (even though they and the caption are well-intentioned!)" shared one fan.

"She isn’t fat and the kind of fat-shaming these sorts of media do is a lot of what made my body image growing up a mess BUT there isn’t anything wrong with being fat!"

She concluded: "We can be beautiful at any size I wish folks (especially tabloids and the like) would just stop commenting on people’s bodies full-stop!"

As fans may recall, Alicia spoke about the criticism she received when she first stepped into the Hollywood spotlight.

In a 2020 interview with the Guardian, she said: "They would make fun of my body when I was younger. It was hurtful, but I knew they were wrong."

"I wasn’t confused,” she continued.

“I knew that it was not right to make fun of someone’s body shape. That doesn’t seem like the right thing to be doing to a human.”

It's clear that Alicia is handling the criticism in the best way she can.

I think it's important to remember that we all have our own beauties and strengths that make us amazing, and no one can ever take that away from us!