The jaw-dropping and flawless, Lauren London, recently sat down as a guest host on CBS’ ‘The Talk’ Friday in which she finally had the chance to address her “fat-shaming” incident.
“I love myself, weight comes and goes, and I’m a woman. I like French fries, and I like pizza, and I like burgers,” London told the hosts.
Although London is in no way or has ever been fat, the internet basically ridiculed her after debuting her post-baby body while attending a Lakers game with Nipsey Hussle.
After the outing with her boo, social media went rampant posting their opinions and stating how they felt about London’s body to the point where she was trending on Twitter.
First, London took to Instagram to respond to all the hate she was receiving.
“I knew that MY BODY would change, but I did not let the fear of these things effect me to the point of going against my spirit,” London shared in the post.
Now, there were so many things wrong with this incident that should have never occurred in the first place, and we’re completely here for the actress’ clap-back for multiple reasons.
We’re even more here for the fact that she had the chance to address the incident again because even though it was months back, you can never over promote self-love.
First, we have to say, in the words of Hov, “first they love me then they hate me then they love me again.”
In honor of the newly released 4:44, Jay-Z being one of the greatest, and these lyrics being completely relevant in London’s situation, I felt they must be used. Why? The reason is because the ATL actress has always been loved and adored for not only her roles as an actress, but a lot of the time for her looks as she stated in the Instagram post.
“I’ve been getting compliments on my LOOKS for years. I never let it “gas me” because I knew the enduring value in all things is internal.”
Even she admitted it, but she also admitted that she never let it get to her head.
Not allowing it to get to her head, or influence how she felt about herself personally was a smart move because as soon as revealed her post-baby body, she was ridiculed.
However, with her clap-backs, I’m sure we can all agree the ridicule through comments and critiques from Twitter fingers didn’t phase London; and making everyone aware of that along with her confidence is everything.
“I’m not going to deprive myself of things that I like and enjoy because of how people see me.”
That’s right, girl, keep eating those French fries— because at the end of the day, not only will people love her simply for looks, but mainly because of the way she loves herself and disregards other’s opinions.
The way she brushed it off and disregarded the hate taught us the importance of self-love, not seeking approval of others, and to simply just be yourself.
With social media, we often set goals based off other individuals including “body goals” not knowing what people go through to achieve them.
While doing so, we also forget to just feel free, comfortable in our own skin, and accept ourselves as we are, which London used her platform to promote effortlessly.
Thanks Lauren, the self-love you have for yourself just made you even more beautiful.