Boity on body shaming: It should never be taken personally

Boity on body shaming: It should never be taken personally

Feb 22, 2018, 08:43 AM

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In todays high tech world, #BodyGoals is amongst the trends and society's standards tend to cause many to either body shame themselves or bash others for being comfortable in their own skin, and Boity says that she too has been a victim to this.

In a recent interview on Touch HD, Boity shared her take on body shaming saying that it's no longer about the shape of your size but just about people not being ok with you being comfortable in your own skin and have made her feel bad about it.

“Body shaming is not just, being to big or being to skinny, there’s also people who want to shame you for being comfortable in your own skin, that also played a role, as much as people do celebrate...but there’s also a side where you’re made to feel bad somehow by people who just don’t like the fact that you’re ok in your body, that you’re ok with being naked or half naked," said the young star.

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Boity went on to add that the reason behind body shaming is just that people envy you and that they project their insecurities on you.

“For me personally, no one should tell you what you should look like at all, so yes you will have body shammers but, you need to understand that it’s just projection, because I don’t think you’ll have the ability to shame someone unless it exists inside of you. So with regards to body shaming, it should never be taken personally because it’s just projection, it’s just the same with beauty shaming or any form of shaming, it’s just projection because you can’t say something about someone without you feeling it inside of you so, whatever anyone says to you, it’s all just projection, whether someone loves you completely, it’s a projection of what they have inside of themselves and with body shaming..."

Speaking on her journey of being in the industry for almost eight years, Boity said that always being herself has helped her learn not look at what other people say. 

“...you should have your own goal...I didn’t do the most to convince people that I am who I am, I just remained myself for all these years...I’ve been doing me since the day I got into this industry, I don’t think I’ve ever tried to convince people.”

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