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Kesha Flipping Off Her Instagram Body Shamers Is Everything

 

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Why a victim of sexual assault, or at the very least someone who has made their mental health struggles extremely public over the past year, seems like a worthy target to Instagram trolls is beyond our comprehension.

Since 2014, “Die Young” singer Kesha has been wrapped up in a legal battle with her ex-producer, Dr. Luke, claiming “continuous and ongoing years of sexual, physical, verbal, and emotional abuse and harassment at [his] hands.” Frustratingly enough, thus far the pop star has been unable to legally escape her contract with her former collaborator’s Kemosabe Records.

So, when Kesha decided to take a vacation, recalibrate and post a few empowering if somewhat suggestive Instagram pics, the body-shaming and misogynistic comments that followed were understandably the least of her worries.

 

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Her fiery reaction to the negativity and “asking for it” comments that peppered the stunning selfie series was perfect. The vocalist posted a magnificent photo of her (incredibly sculpted) self silhouetted against the ocean and sunset, arms outstretched, middle fingers waving.

“I have been battling depression and an eating disorder for a while now. my career is in a strange place and it feels like I’m fighting an uphill fight some days. but I have decided to take my life back. my freedom. my happiness. my voice. my worth. I will not just fucking be quiet and hide. today I will say fuck it and live. So FUUUUUUUUCK it. today I’m making that choice. AND IM HAPPY AS A DAMN CLAM. and also a big ol fuck u if u wanna hate on my body. just remember that makes u look like a dickhead,” she declared.

We’re beyond elated to see the singer is healing, given her horrible ordeal. Hopefully this is but one of many bullshit-calling, strength-affirming, body positive posts we see from public figures this summer. Normalizing the discussion of insecurities and mental health issues, especially during the season where many feel the most vulnerable, is a critical part of tackling these antagonists.

Stay slaying, Kesha.

[ via NY Mag ]