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Emma Stone Says Cut It Out With the Bodysnarking

In an interview with Seventeen, Emma Stone opens up about how she's been affected by comments about her weight and calls for an end to the body shaming.

Between her epic lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon and her effective public retort to her boyfriend/co-star's unintentional sexist remarks, Stone's awesomeness has been the stuff of headlines recently. She's not one to hold back, so it's no surprise that her insights on body image are smart, frank and totally on the mark.

"I've seen articles or comments that have addressed my weight, or 'caving to pressure to be thin.' Keeping weight on is a struggle for me— especially when I'm under stress, and especially as I've gotten older. That's the way my genes have decided to go, and things will change as time goes on, as does everything," she told Seventeen.

When you're in the media spotlight and your appearance is constantly scrutinized, it can be hard to keep a healthy perspective, but Emma Stone does have a strategy for dealing with the hate. And it's a good one:

"My job at those moments is to tell myself the truth. Am I taking care of myself in a healthy way? Am I respecting myself and being responsible? Then I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I'd want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.”

Ultimately, Emma Stone wants us to treat ourselves--and each other--with that kindness.

“My great hope for us as young women is to start being kinder to ourselves so that we can be kinder to each other. To stop shaming ourselves and other people for things we don't know the full story on—whether someone is too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, too loud, too quiet, too anything. There's a sense that we're all ‘too’ something, and we're all not enough. This is life. Our bodies change. Our minds change. Our hearts change. Things are always evolving. I hope we can be supportive of each other and try to really have each other's backs, especially when we don't know the whole story.”

Amen.

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