Carly Pearce Isn’t Going to Take Anybody’s Body-Shaming BS
Carly Pearce isn't going to let any body-shamers push her around. On social media, the country star is publicly standing up to a bully after receiving a rude message about her weight.
On Sunday night (Jan. 20), Pearce shared that an Instagram follower had sent her messages and photos from a concert, asking if she was pregnant and highlighting Pearce's waistline in the images. In response, Pearce shared screenshots of the direct messages, and answered her critic in the best way imaginable.
"Last night, I got offstage on a high from an amazing show in Iowa, where I headlined my second show of the weekend, hearing the entire crowd sing the words to my songs. I checked my messages as I do every night after a show because I love y'all and love to see the fun you've had at the show, and then I saw these 2 messages," Pearce posted with the screenshots, blurring out the name of the sender. "Honestly I'm still in disbelief but I wanted to share this with you because I feel like this is important (especially for women) to see that WORDS ARE POWERFUL & no matter what, THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK and BE KIND. Body Shaming & Bullying ARE NEVER OKAY."
Pearce's response received supportive comments from her fans and friends, including fiancé Michael Ray and some country music colleagues who know exactly what it's like to be body-shamed on social media. "I am so proud of you for doing this! You are the most beautiful human inside and out. I Love you babe," Ray posted, his sentiment echoed by Lucie Silvas, Lindsay Ell, Cassadee Pope and many more.
Maren Morris, who has previously demonstrated that she's got no problem telling off body-shaming social media trolls, was a little more direct in her reaction to Pearce's post: "You are a saint for blurring their identity out. F--- EMMMM. You’re beautiful and are a headliner now, and they’re just a troll headlining their basement," Morris' comment on Pearce's post reads.
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