’You Are Perfect’ —Addison Rae Talks about Weight Positivity
Addison Rae’s meteoric rise to internet fame has brought much success to the TikTok star. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, as she has had to deal with plenty of negativity because of her fame.
Rae got particularly vocal about people talking negatively about her weight back in 2020. Sharing about what was being said about her body and weight, she said she was using the negativity as fuel to improve herself.
I’ve seen 5-10 tweets and tiktoks today talking negatively about my body and weight.. It makes me feel insecure, but luckily i’m looking at it in a different light. I’ve been very motivated to start eating better and working out everyday to become the healthiest version of myself!
In a follow up tweet, Rae revealed it hurt her to be called things like “a whale” and people making comments like “she’s fat now.” But she took the opportunity to encourage everyone who had gone through a similar experience to love themselves.
It definitely hurts to see people on my fyp calling me “a whale” and saying “she’s fat now” and I just want to encourage everyone who hears these things about themselves to love yourself!! if you are healthy and happy, do NOT listen to these hurtful comments. you are perfect. — Addison Rae (@whoisaddison) April 22, 2020
She further added that everyone was perfect and there was no reason to pay attention to the negative words about one's body and weight. “If you are healthy and happy, do NOT listen to these hurtful comments. You are perfect.”
Addison Rae On Weight And Body Image
Aside from the aforementioned tweets, Rae has also gotten candid about her struggle with her weight and body image during an interview with Glamour Magazine. The TikToker revealed the most triggering comments for her had to do with body image.
It’s a really hard thing to deal with when you’re a girl, especially going through your teens. I am 20 and my body is constantly changing, but people have this high standard around body image.
Rae talked about one of the most important realizations she had had after finding fame — comparing yourself with others makes you unhappy. She also added that she had been learning how to love her body and herself for who she was.
Before learning to love herself, Rae had been struggling with her self-worth. The TikTok star shared she was a victim of feeling down about herself because of comparison culture since she was young.
Things took a turn for the better once she started attending therapy. It helped her work on her self-worth and feel good about herself. She says it also acted as an outlet that helped her speak out about things she was struggling with internally.