Rihanna Claps Back at Body Shaming Haters

Rihanna Claps Back at Body Shaming Haters

Rihanna gets the last laugh, always.

Rihanna gets the last laugh, always.

Text: Emma Blanchard

This past week, Chris Spagnolo, a blogger for Bar Stool Sports, wrote a chauvinistic, offensive post titled: “Is Rihanna going to make being fat the hot new trend?” Of course, moments after the article hit the web Rihanna and her army of 53.8m Followers came to bat against the bigotry.

Spagnuolo, not so cleverly nicknamed Spags, blogged about how the 29-year-old singer appeared to be "pushing 180" and looked as if  she was sporting some "high key thiccness." The ignorance continued as he went on to claim "a world of ladies shaped like the Hindenburg loaded into one-piece bathing suits may be on the horizon now that Rihanna is traipsing around out there looking like she’s in a sumo suit.”

Since its posting, large waves of negative feedback have flooded the Barstool Sports website, so much so that the idiotic article was removed entirely. Many have taken to Twitter to express their opinions about this pure lunacy.

Luckily for us, misogynistic "Spags" has been suspended from his position as a "writer." Barstool Sports later issued a lacking, non-apologetic response after deleting the post. Titled "Business Dave Is Making The Executive Decision To Delete Spags Rihanna Fat Shaming Blog," the statement reads: "Lots of feminists not happy about it. To be honest I don’t think the blog was as bad as many are making it out to be, but I’ll tell you this. It wasn’t that funny either and I could have told you with absolute certainty that feminists would hate it and use it as an example of 'there goes Barstool being Barstool again.' There are just certain topics that you better nail if you’re gonna write about them because you know they are hot button issues for us. So if you’re gonna blog about Rihanna gaining weight you better be funny as fuck and you better make it bullet proof." Clearly, founder David Portnoy only removed the post, not because of its disgusting, negative remarks, but because he thought it's content was not up to his comedic standards.

Rihanna, of course, responded in a brilliant and witty fashion to the idiocy.  Sharing a Gucci Mane meme on her Instagram account contrasting Gucci's weight in 2007 and 2017, Riri showed that she didn't take the tasteless our writers UK words too seriously.


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