Self Esteem’s Rebecca Lucy Taylor clapped back at online trolls (Picture: Instagram)
Singer Self Esteem – real name Rebecca Lucy Taylor – expertly shut down body shamers after being targetted online.
The 35-year-old slammed ‘American people’ who she claimed were taking aim at her body weight on the internet and spoke candidly about her relationship with her image.
Rebecca was once half of the Sheffield-based folk duo Slow Club but following their split in 2017, she went solo and produced a new sound that was influenced by contemporary pop.
She revealed in the past her new musical endeavours helped her accept and celebrate the body that she has.
Taking to Twitter, the How Can I Help You hitmaker hit back at body shamers in a post that has since garnered over 170k views.
It read: ‘American people are calling me fat on the internet. Which is whatever but I really do feel like it’s a time warp here in terms of cultural societal expectations of femininity.
The singer opened up about her past relationship with her body and how it has evolved (Picture: Instagram)
‘I’ve struggled with disordered eating my whole life and I cba to feel sh**e anymore about a body that is currently working perfectly well.
‘I am no less talented or excellent because I’m heavier than a Hadid etc. I may gain or lose weight but jfc I dream of a day where it isn’t a talking point. [sic]’
Rebecca continued: ‘The thing is, it’s not hard to get really thin. It just makes life something a lot less lovely.
‘My inner wiring certainly sees my reflection as something that needs ‘sorting’ but then I remember the lovely vs less lovely toss up and get on with my day.’
Fans and friends quickly typed comments of love and support underneath the star’s words.
Rebecca rose to fame as a solo artist after leaving a folk duo (Picture: Instagram)
One wrote: ‘You are so loved and cherish just the way you are you utterly wonderful human. F**k that noise, I’m so sorry you’ve had to deal with that utter shit [sic]’.
Another said: ‘I’ve seen you on a few things recently and you are glowingly gorgeous from head to toe xx [sic]’.
Radio presenter Jo Whiley posted: ‘Gaaaahddd this makes me soooo angry [sic]’.
The Self Esteem artist has spoken about her body image struggles in the past, telling Women’s Health UK: ‘I’ve struggled with disordered eating, as have most of the women that I know.
‘It was a depressing reality that in my old band the skinnier I was, the more opportunities we’d get.
‘With Self Esteem, I have full creative control, and it’s been important to me to celebrate my body: it’s not plus size; it’s not small; it may go up or down a stone.
‘It’s a healthy size 14 and, for some reason, that feels radical’.
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‘I dream of a day where it isn’t a talking point’.