Karrueche Tran has always been comfortable in her own skin. She’s also admitted that her body isn’t perfect, and she’s totally fine with that.
Take, for instance, a few years ago when Karrueche shared a photo of a petite backside on Instagram and captioned it with some empowering words:
“This is me.. I’ve got a tiny little booty w stretch marks.. there’s nothing wrong with the way God made us ❤️.”
Fast forward to today, Karrueche's morals haven't changed. Yet, when the Claws star shared a couple of pictures of herself in a bikini to show her natural beauty, the reaction was not what she expected.
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The reason these pictures were deleted from her Instagram, however, is why we're writing a story today. Atlanta-based rapper Ralo came through in the comment section of Karrueche's initial post, and he brought nothing to the table except for body shaming.
I'm not sure what in the world he's seeing here, but in any case, comments of this nature set Karrueche off, prompting her to remove the pictures from her Instagram. And then, rather than back down from those who would rather she go into hiding, Karrueche decided to make some firm points to people like Ralo for trying to body shame her.
Ya'll shame natural bodies but praise fake ones 🤷🏽♀️— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) August 14, 2017
Point is, constant judgement makes it hard for people to love and accept themselves and that's wrong.— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) August 14, 2017
If you don't like what you see then keep it pushing.— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) August 14, 2017
If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say it at all. Keep your negative vibes to yourself.— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) August 14, 2017
Any ways I love meeeeeeee and idgaf what y'all gotta say. 💋 Have a good day y'all ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pvaA41jNGP— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) August 14, 2017
While Karrueche was standing up for herself, her message of defiance also gave her solidarity with other women who have been put through the same ugly shaming. Fans were quick to praise her for speaking out, and assured her they would stand by her while others tried to tear her down.
Smh. society. don't even listen to them, you are body goals for daysssss— Bolanle Olukanni (@bolanleolukanni) August 14, 2017
Thanks for making natural women feel confident— Nina (@nina_bee3) August 14, 2017
KAE YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOUR BODY IS PERFECT. HOPE U NEVA FORGET IT— Teeks✨ (@TIKOTEXAS) August 14, 2017
SAY IT LOUDER KAE 🤷🏽♀️— BRiSEiDA. (@BRiS_XOXO) August 14, 2017
You're beautiful and they know it ! You're body is perfect ! Don't care KaeBae 😘! pic.twitter.com/nNQYPSqRjo— Attention (@BadGal4Live) August 14, 2017
In case people haven't gotten the memo yet, yes, you should probably keep your negative opinions on someone else's body to yourself. This is really not a hard concept to grasp, and rests on principles you were taught since you were old enough to form memories. If you don't have something nice to say, just don't say it at all.
Aside from that, really all there is to say is good for Karrueche. She has had to deal with an unfathomable amount of drama because of men in her life, and the last thing she needs is a member of the peanut gallery telling her what she should look like.