Discuss: LeAnn Rimes Defends Her Skinny Frame. Have You Ever Done The Same?

Leave LeAnn alone.

They say the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. We say that if you’re a gURL celeb, you have one more guarantee: the media dissecting your body. If a gURL star looks even a tiny bit bloated, the tabloids go into a baby bump frenzy. And lose a couple of pounds too quickly and suddenly you’re diagnosed by a gossip columnist with an eating disorder. LeAnn Rimes knows a little something about very public body scrutiny, and she’s decided to stand up and defend her skinny bod.

Some fans and critics feel that LeAnn is way too thin for her own good, but the star insists she’s perfectly healthy. LeAnn told Star magazine, “I understand the public is used to seeing me with baby fat, but you have to understand that I’m not a baby anymore. Everyone has seen my every 5-or-10 lb. weight loss or gain since I was 13. Now I’ve grown into a woman, and my body has just naturally changed.”

When we recently posted a picture of Marilyn Monroe and a skinny celeb in a bikini on our Facebook page (see pic below), we got tons of feedback from our fans and it brought up a pretty intense body image discussion. The conclusion? gURLs, including LeAnn, shouldn’t be made to feel bad about the way their bodies look, no matter what. Lesson learned.

WDYT, gURLs? Are you naturally thin and always getting made fun of for it? Can you relate to LeAnn? What do you have to say about the above image? Discuss in the comments.

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  • AccidentalFate

    At about 5’5 and 97lbs, I am more than a bit on the skinny side and I always have been. I lost my baby fat when I was about 4 or 5, at which point I became “skinny as a rail” as I’ve been ever since. This has always been a problem for me. People see how skinny I am and they always assume that I have an eating disorder or they say “well, aren’t you just the lucky girl?” And when I say I want to gain weight, I’m met with blank stares like that shouldn’t even be possible. I’m tired of hearing how “lucky” I am, or worse, being made to feel bad because I’m not fat. I hate seeing these things about thigh gaps and what not because I have one, and you know what? I don’t want it. It’s all yours. I’ve made peace with my body, and lord knows that took time, but this still manages to get under my skin. Body shaming shouldn’t be ok, regardless of the body you’re shaming.

  • hayleygregory13

    Ummm seriously? I am wayyy too skinny and trying to gain weight (4’8″ and 69 pounds) and it annoys the crap out of me and asks me if I need help with my eating disorder. WTF?!?!

  • maria

    in naturally skinny and theres nothing wrong with it^-^ God made me the way i am for a reason because i know He doesnt make any mistakes.:) i dont have to eat more(even though i do sometimes hehe) but i also dont have to eat less. im perfectly healthy and eat the right amount of food:D (i know cuz i took a course on diets) i exercise like how everyone should and take good care of my body. So the fact that im still skinny just means that this is the way im supposed to look like. nothings wrong with me. im perfectly fine^-^

  • Anna

    Im super lucky, meaning not only am i “unnaturally skinny” im also “freakishly tall” which just makes me look, thats right, skinnier. i get a lot of toothpick jokes thrown my way, but i dont let that become me. seriously, if you obsess that much about how you look you cant enjoy anything. i also know i would hate it if i were really short with big boobs, you always want what you cant have.

  • Brianna

    I’ve been talked about plenty of times for being skinny. before it was the main reason i was insecure, to the point where i was sort of depressed. i had to pull myself out of that and find more confidence in myself but it still bothers me. a couple people never fail to find it funny that I’m skinny. I’ve learned to brush it off rather than let it stay on my mind but i don’t like it. It’s funny to me that there’s more emphasis on big girls being made fun of and being insecure. Although i guess it’s probably something people are made fun of more, it’s not the only thing. I don’t know, it’s just one of those things we have to deal with in life. Stop focusing solely on our bodies.

  • J

    I have a fast metabolism and have always been naturally skinny and perfectly healthy. It annoys me when people ask me if I am anorexic. It used to bother me how skinny I am but I learned what looks good on my skinny frame and looking good makes me feel confident and no one bothers me about my skinny body now.

  • brittany

    According to my school, I’m suffering from anorexia. Which I’m not, I would know considering it’s my body. People just love to criticize each other. It makes them feel better.

  • Zay

    People always have said things about me being skinny ever since I was little. I have low self-esteem because of it. I do not wear dresses, very short skirts, or bathing suits because I am too skinny. People including some of my family members make fun of me for being so skinny. Sometimes I cry because I do not want to be skinny and I can not help how skinny I am. This is how God made me. I tried everything you can think of to gain weight but nothing has worked. I feel like I am anorexic. I do not even look in the mirror at myself because of how skinny I am.

    • Brianna

      Hey Zay I understand where you’re coming from because I’ve been made fun of for the same thing but you need to forget about other people. Take a look in the mirror, I bet you’re beautiful 🙂 regardless of what others think. You have to put it in your own mind that you’re beautiful because you are. If you aren’t telling yourself that and building the confidence to love yourself it makes it harder for others to love you. Promise you’d look great in dresses, skirts and swim suits. Wear what you want to wear, not what people think will look good on you.

    • Tania

      It has to be some big deal and some issue so I’m glad there are people out there that are smaterr than that and they don’t buy into it. When Leann makes that reference to people out there that are smaterr than that , she is talking about Guliana Rancic, isn’t she? She is. Think about it.GR and LR meet for drinks. LR then tweets about it in hopes that media outlets pick it up and write articles about how LR and GR are friends now. And then LR gives an interview about how she has supporters . And if they made LR lay low and be quiet they wouldn’t have to continue to convince people that LR has supporters/fans or is well liked by her peers.Yes, LR, I’m sure that GR believed EVERY word of THE TRUTH that you dropped on her over drinks and that it had absoultely nothing do with the fact that her BFFs over at NBC bullied E News and GR into being nice to LR. LR has an album to promote so that she can make money to take EC on yet another expensive trip and LR isn’t going to let someone like GR and E News stand in her way. Considering that LR just did an interview with Maya Angelou, she could also be talking about Maya Angelou. Which we now know, Hallmark Channel has ties to NBC. Yes LR, since Maya Angelou and now GR have seen the light, I’m sure that is going to make everyone else see just how wrong they were to unfairly judge you based on your inappropriate tweets/blogs about another woman’s kids and staged photo-ops with BG and EC kids. LR sounds so immature, she found a way to name drop without actually name dropping, but we know that she is talking about GR and Maya Angelou because LR interaction with those two were covered this week.If LR had so much trouble getting out of bed during her divorce, then how come we saw so many staged photos of her kissing EC at beaches and airports, EC rubbing on LR behind at airports, LR gloating as she is househunting for her and EC, and LR and EC at EC his son’s games making out with LR? And let’s not forget the tweets about how LR was in the same bed with EC and his kids.

  • Gabrielle

    when i was younger people would make those comments like ‘get some meat on those bones’ and ‘are you feeding your children?’ to my mom, and that i’m like a twig and stuff like that, and i’d be kind of embarrassed but not that much. Now when my friend says that i have a ruler – shaped figure, though, it doesn’t make me feel very good about myself. It’s like all these girls have curves around you and you’re just straight. No curves or anything. Hopefully my figure will change by the end of high school….?

  • Micaela

    I’ve always been super skinny, and it’s not a choice and not fun most of the time. It’s fun being able to fit into tight spaces my friends can’t, but people often think I’m anorexic when I’m not just because I don’t always eat. Being skinny doesn’t get you the guy, but it does get your doctor yelling at you to try new healthy foods and eat more. But that only happened after i weighed 65 pounds for 5 years in a row, even though i was growing height-wise dramatically. Friends also underestimate me because I’m so skinny, and think I can’t take care of myself or even hold a textbook above my head. It makes me more aware that I may be more of a target to a predator because I apear weaker and more defenseless. Not fun…