Amidst a legal battle against Sony Music and producer Dr. Luke that has almost ruined her career, and having faced an eating disorder that drove her to rehab a couple of years ago, Kesha couldn’t possibly let internet trolls get the best of her. A liberating Instagram post was all she needed to silence body shamers, hopefully for good.
In response to a hater who called her “ugly” and a “whore”, Kesha posted a picture of herself skinny dipping in the clear blue waters of a tropical island. The caption read: “dear @jackknife76 , I see that you would very much like me to know that you think I’m ugly, and also a ‘whore’. well, I understand that that is your opinion, but I disagree. I’m not perfect but I’m pretty fucking magical. and also, I am not, in fact, a whore”.
“also bullying someone who has struggled publicly with body issues is pretty mean,” she continued. “thank god I’m in a place in my life where I feel empowered to address your nasty comments instead of letting them destroy me. so. on behalf of anyone anywhere who struggles with body image, STOP IT. my body is not your business. in conclusion, kiss my magical imperfect ass”.
It’s nice to see Kesha take a stand for herself. No one should put up with this kind of abuse, especially on social media, where totally unconstrained freedom of speech has paved the way for some serious bullying. So why don’t we all follow Kesha’s lead and stop haters once and for all. Check out her picture and the empowering caption below.