It doesn’t matter if it’s the dark side or internet trolls, Rey doesn’t shrink from a fight!
Because it’s 2016, if someone, anyone is famous and a woman, they must contend with an onslaught of vicious attacks aimed at their body and how it is portrayed.
Case in point, Daisy Ridley is regularly criticized for her thin figure. But the 23-year-old stunner isn’t taking all this hostility lying down. Today, she sent a clear message to body shamers.
She commented on a still from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in which Rey is walking through the wasteland of Jakku with a speech balloon that says,”I can’t believe the unrealistic expectations I’m setting for young girls. Who cast me anyway? Don’t they know real women have curves?”
She took down the Star Wars repost (head over to E! News to see it) and shared just her caption: “What’s weird is most of the time I see such gorgeous messages from people around the world. People who relate to something in Rey they haven’t found in a female character before. People who’s daughters now think they can do things without the aid of a man, but who wouldn’t be ashamed to ask for help. People who loved that The Force Awakens has multiple incredible female characters. It is much more hurtful to continue to slate other women than BE a woman, BE a character, BE whoever you want to be.”
The rising starlet went on to explain that she embraces who she is and that hateful comments detract from all the good we could be accomplishing supporting each other.
“I’m a normal girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, just like Rey. I will not apologise for how I look, what I say and how I live my life cause what’s happening inside is much more important anyway and I am striving to be the best version of myself, even if I stumble along the way. It seems apt I get tagged in this a day after I received misogynistic comments on my#IWD post. For all of you who celebrate each other, celebrate the ones you love, love yourselves, work hard, are kind, thank you for your continued support and the social media love. For anyone who has a problem with ANYONE in life, be them someone you know or someone you don’t, remember that expression, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Kindness isn’t going to cure the world of all its awfulness but it’s a good place to begin.”
A Jedi knows how to handle the body shamers…