Body shaming can happen to women of any size or shape, and can happen on a public platform when you work in Hollywood.
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz has spoken out about her firsthand experience with having her physique criticised, and at a seriously young age.
Chloe spoke to Variety about a horrible instance of body shaming, which happened to her when she was just fifteen.
'This guy that was my love interest was like, ‘I’d never date you in real life,’ she began.
'I was, ‘What?'” she said. “And he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re too big for me’ – as in my size.”
He was 'one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set,' she continued, declining to name the culprit.
'I went bawling to my brother and he was like, ‘What happened?’,And I was like, ‘He told me I was too big.’ And my brother was like, ‘What just happened?’ My brother was so angry.'
'I had to pick it up and go back on set and pretend he was a love interest, and it was really hard.'
'It just makes you realise that there are some really bad people out there and for some reason, he felt the need to say that to me.' she continued.
'You have to kind of forgive and not forget really, but it was just like wow. It was jarring. I look back on it and I was 15, which is really, really dark.'
Chloe went on to describe another occurrence, in which she was ostracised from her film crew due to the actions of her male co-star.
'They have this inferiority issue and I’m like, ‘You are completely equal to me, you are no different than me. I just happen to be the lead in this movie, and I don’t know why just because you are kind of the smaller character that you’re pushing me into a corner to try and put me down.'”
Kudos to Chloe for speaking out on the dual issues of equality and body shaming.