Queen Latifah’s contributions to the world of music certainly cannot be understated in any way. Despite all her name and fame, it seems she had her fair share of body-shaming experiences as well.
While speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Queen Latifah revealed that she was told by higher-ups to lose weight for her acting role in the 90s show ‘Living Single.’
“I can remember specifically doing ‘Living Single’ and the word came down that we needed to lose weight. Here we are, four different women, four different body types, and we needed to lose weight.”
Queen Latifah recalled being shocked at the order by the higher-ups but then revealed that she stood her ground and also defended co-stars Kim Coles, Kim Fields and Erika Alexander.
“If anything, it angered me and disheartened me, but it really angered me. I said, ‘We are what women look like. We’re not going to lose weight for whoever’s idea of what we’re supposed to look like.’”
Body-shaming is unfortunately very common in the entertainment industry and we applaud Queen Latifah for not bowing under pressure and instead, she decided to stay true to herself.
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