Saturday 18 November 2017

Rihanna on critics of her weight: 'It is absolutely okay to enjoy your food'

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Rihanna attends the "Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Barbadian musician and Global Ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education Rihanna speaks to the press as she leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris after a meeting with the French president on July 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images
Dane DeHaan as Major Valerian as Rihanna as Bubble in Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
Rihanna attends the "Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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Barbadian singer and actress Rihanna poses for a photograph upon arrival for the pre-premiere of the film "Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets" in La Plaine-Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTGEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images
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Cast members Rihanna (R) and Cara Delevingne pose as they arrive for the premiere of the film "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" in Saint-Denis near Paris, France, July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Well-heeled: Brigitte Macron and Rihanna at the Élysée Palace in Paris
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Rihanna wants to send a healthier message to young girls: it's okay to enjoy food.

The S&M singer (29) found herself at the receiving end of online criticism when a sports blogger wrote a column called, 'Is Rihanna going to make being fat the hot new trend?'. It was as bad as it sounds.

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Rihanna

"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," Sprags wrote in the now-deleted piece.

The superstar songstress has broken her silence on the body-shaming, saying she doesn't care what others think, but takes her role model status seriously and wants younger girls to appreciate their bodies and a have a balanced diet.

"It's important young girls know that it's okay to eat the things they like and that's why body shaming makes me so angry. It doesn't really worry me personally, but I hate the message it sends," she told Grazia.

"It is absolutely okay to enjoy your food. I love fast food and you are never going to hear me apologise for that. Burgers, fries, hot dogs, pizza, you name it. I'm not saying I eat it every day but when I am on tour or filming, it's quick and easy and I know I am going to burn a lot of it off."

Rihanna attends the premiere of EuropaCorp and STX Entertainment's
Rihanna attends the premiere of EuropaCorp and STX Entertainment's "Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets" at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 17, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

After a few years of xxxx, Rihanna is reinventing herself as an actress, or at the very least, a double threat. Just weeks after wrapped promotion for Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets opposite Cara Delvingne, she's preparing for life on the road again to publicise the all-female Ocean's Eight remake with Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett.

"Making movies is something I am loving. It's still new for me, but the more I work with these amazing directors and actresses, the more I am learning. It is definitely something I will do more of," she explained.

Well-heeled: Brigitte Macron and Rihanna at the Élysée Palace in Paris
Well-heeled: Brigitte Macron and Rihanna at the Élysée Palace in Paris
Barbadian singer Rihanna poses as she arrives for the Chopard
Barbadian singer Rihanna poses as she arrives for the Chopard "Space" party on the sidelines of the 70th Cannes film festival, on May 19, 2017 in Cannes, southeastern France. / AFP PHOTO / Yann COATSALIOU (Photo credit should read YANN COATSALIOU/AFP/Getty Images)

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