Fiona Apple has apparently had enough of the negative media attention surrounding her thin frame. At her show in Clearwater, FL on Saturday night (Sept. 29), Apple took a break from her set to directly address the critcism about her weight.
"Perez Hilton, TMZ, whoever you represent: I'm not invulnerable to this stuff. I've been around for many years, but it hurts. I didn't need to hear that I'm 90-years-old just because I didn't have a facelift in the last seven years," Apple stated. "I'm fucking losing weight because I'm having trouble digesting food because your guts are connected to your brain and I have a lot of stress in my brain."
But Apple didn't leave it at that. She opened up about bullying and pleaded with the media to stop pelleting her with hurtful comments.
"So lay off with that stuff because it hurts my feelings. If for no other reason, that should be a good enough reason. Stop hurting people's feelings, stop bullying people because you were bullied," Apple continued. "I know that that's not what you are. It can't be. Please stop hurting my feelings, because it really fucking bothers me. Seriously. Please stop. It doesn't matter what I look like!"
According to Tampa Bay Online, later during the concert, Apple added, "Don't call me frail. I'll beat the hell out of you."
Apple is one of a few female celebrities who've been in the spotlight lately for their purported weight issues. She joins Christina Aguilera, Christina Applegate and Lady Gaga as one of the few celebrities who've defended their new figures.