Fat shaming is not okay, no matter who you are — and that’s why Amber Riley is finally standing up for herself. The Glee star took to Instagram on Friday to shut down body shammers in a very emotional, intense and straight-forward video post.
After having surgery at the dentist’s office yesterday, the 30-year-old actress did what everyone who can’t feel her face does… post an epic video about body empowerment! Amber might not have been totally coherent when she created her positive body image vid, but she still kicked major butt with every word that she said.
“You know, there are just some things that my sober mind keeps me from sharing. That ends tonight. I’ve got some things I need to get off my chest,” she said in the beginning of her powerful video, which was a close-up shot of her speaking her mind.
“Why does me being fat offend so many people? Is it because I’m confident and I’m fly and I’m sexy? Do my thighs offend? Does my stomach offend? Does my big juicy ass offend? Why?! Why?!” she asked. “Let my big ass live!”
She continued saying, “I let you all live. I love all colors, shapes and sizes. So, just so you know, when you come on here and you call me fat, it’s not an insult dummy.” Before signing off she added, “My ass is fat and the fellas love it and so do I.” You go girl!
After the video was posted, fans were really proud of Amber and so was one of her Glee co-stars. Naya Rivera reposted the video on her Twitter and wrote, “Get it giiiirrrrlll.” As for Amber herself, she doesn’t regret a thing she said in the video, but her mouth is sore today, so she’s keeping it more low key.
“I’m baaaaack lol afternoon everyone! What an adventure we went on last night. I’m silent Susie today. My mouth is so sore…soooo I’m gonna be quiet,” she tweeted Saturday afternoon. “But because I want to, not because I’m scared on anything. I’m gonna go enjoy this shake! I hope you guys have an awesome day.”