Amber Riley has a message for her body shamers.
Just hours after undergoing dental surgery, the “Glee” alum took to Instagram, where she shared a powerful message on body image. “You know, there are just some things that my sober mind keeps me from sharing. That ends tonight,” she explained. ” I’ve got some things I need to get off my chest.”
“Why does me being fat offend so many people? Is it because I’m confident and I’m fly and I’m sexy?” continued Riley. “Do my thighs offend? Does my stomach offend? Does my big juicy ass offend? Why?! Why?!” Of course, before followers could reply, the season 17 “Dancing With the Stars” champ revealed she’s confident with her figure — and no matter the sticks and stones you through at her, names will never hurt her.
When your face is numb and you look dumb with a filter and ice packs on your face but you high and don't care and you tryna become an insta/snapchat Thot because that's where the world is headed anyway 💁🏾 between @nickifioravante and @msashleymriley someone is gonna take my phone from me and probably delete this. But YOLO. They should. Because I'm texting this boy I like and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna make a fool of myself soon. I feel lovely. Just lovely. #obama2017 #icantfeelmyfacewhenimwithyou #saynotodrugs #twitterafterdark #ohwaitthisisasnapchatpiconinstagramthatwillbesharedontwitter #ineedJesus @justtheletterq @kennygotsoul you abandoned me. We not friends for the rest of the night 😡 #imlyin @jervae and @eviepree y'all mah niggas doh
“Let my big ass live. I let you all live. I love all colors, shapes and sizes,” she said. “So, just so you know, when you come on here and you call me fat, it’s not an insult dummy.” Adding, “My ass is fat and the fellas love it and so do I.”
Naturally, the message struck a chord with many of her followers, including her former co-star, Naya Rivera, who shared the clip via Twitter, writing, “Get it giiiirrrrlll.”
As for Amber’s mindset today, she’s chosen to be a little less vocal. But it’s not because she regrets any of her empowering words on Friday, May 20. “I’m baaaaack lol afternoon everyone! What an adventure we went on last night,” she joked on Twitter. “I’m silent Susie today. My mouth is so sore…soooo I’m gonna be quiet. 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.
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