Sunday 23 July 2017

'No, I'm not pregnant, just not on a diet' - Ashley Tisdale responds to body shamers over weight gain

Actor Ashley Tisdale attends the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actor Ashley Tisdale attends the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actor Ashley Tisdale attends the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF)
Ashley Tisdale arriving at the Elton John Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA.
US musician Christopher French (L) and his wife US actress Ashley Tisdale (R) pose upon their arrival for the 25th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.
US musician Christopher French (L) and his wife US actress Ashley Tisdale (R) pose upon their arrival for the 25th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / TIBRINA HOBSONTIBRINA HOBSON/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Ashley Tisdale attends the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actor Ashley Tisdale attends the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party with cocktails by Clase Azul Tequila and Chopin Vodka at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Clase Azul Tequila and Chopin Vodka)
US actress Ashley Tisdale poses upon her arrival for the 25th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.
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Former child star Ashley Tisdale has hit out at body shamers asking if she was pregnant due to weight gain.

The High School Musical actress (31) was one of the hundreds of celebrities at Elton John's annual Oscars viewing party and was asked if she was pregnant due to her new shape, which largely consisted of her stomach not being pancake flat.

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Actor Ashley Tisdale attends the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party with cocktails by Clase Azul Tequila and Chopin Vodka at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Clase Azul Tequila and Chopin Vodka)

That's it.

As is par for the course for actress or celebrities of any kind who have gained any weight, there was plenty of social media criticism on her appearance, but she had enough when one Twitter user asked was she okay and wondered if she was pregnant.

Ashley hit back by saying, "The pressure to being perfect is a struggle. No im [sic] not pregnant,I'm just happy and haven't been strict on my diet but thanks for the reminder.

"Do what they think you can't," she added.

She has since been inundated with support since speaking out.

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