Sasha Pieterse Body-Shamed Following Dancing With the Stars Elimination
Sasha Pieterse‘s elimination from Dancing With the Stars earlier this week SHOCKED the entire world. Most fans didn’t think she deserved to be sent home and offered her messages of support and encouragement on social media. Unfortunately, one person used Twitter to write a nasty note and body-shame the actress.
The user whose account has since been suspended wrote, “Goodbye Sasha focus on your weight and your attitude you made me and my daughters uncomfortable. Overweight isn’t attractive ever. #DWTS”
The Pretty Little Liars alum saw the disgusting message and instead of ignoring it, decided to fire back.
“This really bums me out, not because you’re exercising your right to have an opinion but because I know how dangerous this mentality can be for young girls,” she responded. “I hope you teach them to love themselves no matter what their physical appearance looks like.”
This really bums me out, not because you’re exercising your right to have an opinion but because I know how dangerous this mentality can be for young girls. I hope you teach them to love themselves no matter what their physical appearance looks like.
— Sasha Pieterse (@SashaaPieterse) October 20, 2017
The 21-year-old also added, “I pray that one day you abide by the Bible verses that you post.”
But Sasha wasn’t the only one to stand up to the hater. Mark Ballas, a pro on the reality dancing competition, also slammed the woman on social media.
Sasha U are beautiful.
Jenny UR an asshole & this behavior on social media is unacceptable & your bio says Christian?
— Mark Ballas (@MarkBallas) October 20, 2017
Sasha recently revealed that she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which caused her to gain ~70 pounds in two years. Since being on DWTS, however, she lost upwards of 37 pounds and said “it really is magical.”
Some of your favorite female celebrities were told they’re too fat for fame:
Jen's breakout role was as a near-starving teenager, and, because she's got the body of an actual, non-food deprived young adult, she was on the receiving end of a lot of "not skinny enough" comments. She even had the horrible experience of having someone show her near-nude photos of herself, tell her that she'd be fired if she didn't lose weight and suggest that she use the photos as diet motivation.