The Liv and Maddie actress took to Instagram on January 26 to share a video of herself in a bikini, and when fans started hitting up the comments confused AF about the bathing suit’s intricate design, she felt compelled to speak up.
The 23-year-old captioned the video by saying, “I love the female body. … (guys if i’m in a bathing suit, and i’m 23 and you’re tripping, you need to re-evaluate what trips you up. and also get more comfortable w the human body).”
Alas, the discussion didn’t end there. The Descendants star then uploaded an image of a nude angel painting, urging her fans to get their heads out of the gutter and to embrace the human body for its beauty, rather than treating it as if it’s offensive.
“The human body isn’t offensive y’all,” she said. “Stop objectifying women so hard that you convince yourself that something natural and beautiful could ever be something offensive. also let women define their own bodies & their relationship to their bodies for themselves. stop defining women’s bodies for said women.”
She then went on to say that we need to remove the stigma of naked bodies and that, no, she doesn’t believe we should all be running around in the streets naked.
“Just to be clear to the thousands of people who RAN with this post because it upset them so much, no, i am not saying ‘everyone should just run naked in the streets like animals and the world should be in total chaos.’ i am simply encouraging the embracing of the human body, the removal of the stigma that it is evil, the comfortability and LOVE of ones OWN body.”
This isn’t the first time Dove’s spoken out about the importance of loving the human body and appreciating its beauty.
In September 2017, she posted more artwork on her Instagram, saying, “There is nothing wrong with human body. our culture has demonized nakedness & turned something beautiful into something dirty and secret. people will tell you that nakedness is ‘impure’ when it is actually the MOST pure! … Bodies and art are to be celebrated, not feared. don’t turn nature into something shameful. celebrate humans & your own purity.”
Clearly, the Dumplin’ actress feels very passionately about this topic, and honestly, more power to her! We always stan a body-positive celeb who encourages their fans to love themselves for who they are. Keep doing you, Dove!
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