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