Gwen Stefani Slammed For Calling Herself “Chunky”
Gwen Stefani has come under fire for body-shaming… herself?
Here’s what happened.
On Sunday, the performer tweeted a picture of herself getting an autograph from Sting when she was just another teenage fan back in the day (see right and below).
“Chunky me 1983. getting
@officialsting autograph backstage,” wrote Stefani, before linking to video of her band No Doubt playing the Super Bowl halftime show with Sting in 2003.
Twitter followers immediately criticized the singer for using the word “chunky” to describe herself, and media outlets also chimed in.
“Gwen Stefani’s Comments About Her ‘Chunky’ Body Make Us Sad,” read the headline of a Yahoo! piece, which went on to declare that if the now-buff Stefani “is still cringing over her perceived baby fat from when she was 14, well, that bums us out.”