Céline Dion finally responds to people who think she’s 'too slim', slamming back critics
The star has fallen under scrutiny over the past few years, as she’s made numerous public appearances looking thinner than ever. Images from the 2019 'Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week' recently surfaced, and rather than focusing on the stars amazing sense of style, the images sparked more talk and controversy over the singer’s thin figure. Many believed that Celine looked “unhealthy” and “too skinny.”
FANS ARE CONCERNED - IS CELINE OKAY?
However, the star feels more confident and happier than ever - and she wants you to know that she doesn’t care what you think. The 50-year-old singer is fed up with all the unwanted attention and criticism she’s received - especially recently from trolls in the Twitterverse. After attending the Paris Fashion Week, one user tweeted:
Dion is sick of her weight constantly being up for discussion. She decided to clear the air and commented on the reason behind the seemingly dramatic change - and it simply boils down to fashion and self-confidence.
IT'S ALL ABOUT HER IMAGE
“The way that we used to work before was more conservative,” the singer stated about her transformation. She continued to say, “I want to do whatever I choose to be,” she told The Sun in a new interview. Dion desired to embrace a more fashion-forward haute couture style, which accounts for the changes that we see today. Celine accomplished this by abandoning her demure style that the public was so familiar with from the 90s. Now, the singing icon is showing off more of her small frame and physique through her new designer wardrobe.
“I have an opportunity to wear haute couture and the things that makes me feel beautiful, strong, fearless, feminine, attractive.”
The icon is unphased by all the talk and criticism - she couldn’t care less about what others are saying. "If you like it, I'll be there," Dion said. "If you don't, leave me alone.” She knows that there’s no use in trying to please everyone, and sees no point in entertaining those that only criticize and judge - personal preference is what actually matters.
Celine believes in being yourself and doing what makes you happy. “I’m doing this for me. I want to feel strong, beautiful, feminine and sexy,” Celine told The Sun in that interview.
LOVING LIFE AND FASHION
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In a recent interview, the star made it clear that she’s currently living her life to the fullest and loving her new look. "To be honest with you, I think I'm at the best of my life right now and I really want to enjoy and embrace every moment of it," the singer said. "It's all new. It's like I'm having a second wind -- 50 has been great for me."
BODY-SHAMING: IT'S NOT JUST CELINE
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With all the body-shaming circling around social media, what’s most important is that Celine stays just as fearless, bold, and confident in her own skin. In fact, she’s far from being the only celebrity to fall victim to the harsh … of others. Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, and Ariel Winter are just a handful of other celebrities who had to deal with people attacking their weight and overall look.
Similar to Dion, Winter received backlash on Instagram after altering her physical appearance through weight loss. Although the actress feels more comfortable in her own skin, users resorted to bashing the change and accusing the star of plastic surgery. One person commented:
"Nothing wrong with being honest and telling her we liked her better before 'the change' she was so beautiful before she started chopping up her body and if me saying so helps one gurl (sic) out there to feel beautiful who's thinking of (plastic surgery) then its worth it."
Instead of staying silent, Ariel had the perfect clapback:
Thankfully, the stars are fed up and are finding ways of putting body-shaming criticizers in their place. And frankly, it’s pretty inspiring. These are just some examples of celebrities who’ve started to demonstrate the importance of self-love and not letting people’s opinions dictate our actions. What do you think - do people have the right to discuss and criticize the appearance of others? Or is that automatically classified as body-shaming and unacceptable? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!