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Stop With the Bodysnarking!

Miley Cyrus recently took to Twitter to call out mean-spirited critics who make fun of her weight. And she's not the first star to be put on the defense.

Miley tweeted a picture of an emaciated woman with this message: “By calling girls like me fat, this is what you’re doing to other people.”

She has a point. While eating disorders are caused by many complicated factors, many sufferers say that hurtful comments about their weight triggered their desire to starve themselves. Demi Lovato is all too aware of this danger. She's also been on the receiving end of some bodysnark and as a celebrity in recovery from disordered eating, she was quick to put the haters in their place. She also jumped to Miley's defense and it was clear that the two had each other's backs.

To Miley's tweet, Demi responded: "AMEN!!!!" and then "ps SO proud of you for posting that! #curvesareBEAUTIFUL"

Celebrity magazines and blogs are pretty much impossible to avoid. And when we're constantly seeing and reading snark about who's gained weight and who needs to hit the gym, it's not a stretch to think that kind of body scrutiny influences how we talk about each other--and ourselves.

 

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