'Women like her should be celebrated': Angad Bedi slams trolls for fat shaming Neha Dhupia
Actor, producer and TV host Neha Dhupia is in a good phase right now. She recently celebrated her daughter, Mehr’s first birthday, with an adorable picture.
Her husband and actor Angad Bedi and Neha recently opened up about fat-shaming trolls against Neha. “We all know the process… a woman who is expecting goes through a lot of bodily changes. In fact, during the postpartum period, many mothers don’t feel attached towards her newborn. So, during such times they are quite sensitive and require special care. Still, there are people who don’t think twice before making hurtful comments about how a mother looks. I fail to understand what satisfaction they get out of body shaming others,” he reportedly said, in a conversation with a leading media organisation.
“But it takes time [to get back in shape]. She can’t compromise on her health more so when she is also breastfeeding... Those who fat-shame I want to tell them being happy has nothing to do with bodyweight but how one leads his or her life. Neha is a strong woman; she has got back to work and is also taking care of her child. Women like her should be celebrated,” he reportedly added.
Neha herself also fought back by posting on her social media. She wrote in an Instagram post: “I don’t owe anyone an explanation because fat-shaming like this doesn’t bother me one bit. But I do want to address this as a larger problem because fatshaming needs to stop for EVERYONE not just celebs. As a new mom I want to be fit, healthy and energetic for my daughter. So, I work out every day, sometimes twice a day because for me...’Fitness’ is a priority and not ‘fitting into’ society’s standards regarding looks. And I hope in the future people are kinder to each other while making such vapid and vile comments. To quote @pattonoswalt ... “Be Kind. It’s chaos out there.”
On this auspicious and beautiful day I feel so much gratitude for all the amazing people and things in my life ... exactly a month ago we started our little initiative #freedomtofeed and I could nt have taken it forward without the help of a few people who backed me ... thank you @ashishjparmar @mananinmotion for shooting our wonderful video ... thank you @radhika_nihalani @think_ink_communications @tejal.bajla @mansinirajain @pallavinanda @raina.writes @manmeetvohra @gurleengambhir @thakkerrishi and all the amazing mums who shared their stories ... and I am forever grateful to the media for the unconditional support... I promise you this is the beginning ...