Something happened in the news today that made me think about something you guys ask about a lot: cellulite. Paparazzi snapped pictures of Iggy Azalea in a bikini on vacation, and the unedited, untouched photos of Iggy just hanging out poolside showed that she has cellulite on her butt. My reaction? Um, SO WHAT? Iggy has a big butt, no surprise there – so why are people surprised that there’s some cellulite on it?!
The upsetting part of this whole story is this: because of the negative reaction to her cellulite, Iggy has decided to quit Twitter. In a series of tweets, she talked about how dealing with all of the hate from critics is making her an angry and unhappy person, and she can’t do it anymore.
I’m really bummed about this. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have thousands of people pick apart your body every day, and I really can’t imagine what it feels like to come back from vacation, only to see everyone talking about the cellulite on your butt from moments that were supposed to be private. It’s disgusting how people in this society treat each other. People think that because they’re hiding behind a computer, they can say whatever they want, or that because a celebrity is famous, they won’t care about the criticism they get – or maybe even that they deserve it. It’s ridiculous. Just because Iggy is famous doesn’t mean she deserves to have everyone comment on her body this way.
The other thing that’s making me angry about all of this is that it’s about cellulite. Guys, what is the big deal?! It seems like it’s something everyone is obsessed with, and honestly… it’s stupid. If you are freaked about your own cellulite, read on – here are 8 important facts about cellulite you need to know.
It Doesn't Discriminate When It Comes To WeightMost people out there associate cellulite with being fat or overweight. You shouldn't make that association. You do not have to be overweight to have cellulite. Cellulite is the appearance of fat deposits on the skin, which make the skin look dimpled and lumpy. You can have cellulite whether you weigh 100 pounds or 300 pounds. Cellulite can be caused by your diet, hormones, underwear that is too tight, sitting for too long, smoking cigarettes, or can even be because of genetics. Iggy Azalea is most certainly not fat, and she has cellulite. Many skinny people have it. Stop assuming cellulite means overweight.
Almost Everyone Has ItIn case I wasn't clear, almost everyone has cellulite - if not now, they will at one point in their life. Without the right lighting, makeup, clothes, or Photoshop, celebrities are photographed with cellulite all the time. Kim Kardashian has it. Iggy has it. Scarlett Johnasson has it. Jessica Alba has it. I could go on and on and on.
It's Really Hard To Get Rid OfA lot of you guys ask about how to get rid of your cellulite. The truth is, it's not easy. Exercise can get rid of cellulite, but it won't definitely get rid of it. Your diet is also very important. There is no miracle cure for cellulite, except maybe plastic surgery, and who has time for that? Source: ShutterStock
Most Products Don't WorkLike I said, it's tough to get rid of cellulite. So, that being said, many of the products out there that claim to get rid of it don't. They might make a difference in the appearance of cellulite, but they probably won't get rid of it altogether. The creams you see out there might reduce the appearance of your cellulite if you use it every single day, but at the end of the day, it's like... who cares? Don't waste your money!
If You Make Fun Of Cellulite You're A JerkNo, seriously, if you make fun of people who have cellulite, you're a giant douche. Making fun of anyone's appearance is lame in general, and those people who have fun making others feel bad about the dimples on their butt or thighs are just giant jerks who have nothing better to do with their time.
It Is Nothing To Be Embarrassed AboutYou should not be embarrassed of your cellulite. So many people out there have it - you are not alone. It does not mean anything bad about you. Please don't avoid wearing shorts or a bathing suit because there's a little cellulite on your legs or butt. Source: ShutterStock
It Does Not Mean You're DisgustingI just really want to drive this point home. Cellulite does not equal gross. The people who think that equal gross. Make sense? Source: ShutterStock
You Can Still Be Sexy and Confident With ItYou do not need a body that looks like it just stepped out of an airbrushed, Photoshopped magazine ad in order to be sexy and confident. You do not need to be cellulite-free in order to be smoking hot. You are awesome with or without cellulite. Iggy looks AMAZING and has an incredible body. Her butt is awesome. Who cares if it has cellulite on it?! Source: ShutterStock
What do you think about cellulite? Do you have cellulite? How do you feel about it? Tell me in the comments.