Gospel singer Selina Boateng is standing up against body shaming of women, especially celebrities trolled on social media.
She wants to put an end to this terrible conduct and is using her position to raise awareness about how to treat celebrities with respect.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, the Alpha & Omega singer highlighted the damaging impact body shaming could have on individuals, regardless of their fame or success.
She emphasised that celebrities, just like everyone else, had feelings and insecurities, and deserved to be treated with kindness and understanding.
“The effects of body shaming are not confined to the public eye. They trickle down to influence societal attitudes towards body image and self-esteem and this toxic behaviour needs to stop.
“Behind every celebrity’s public persona lies a human being with emotions, insecurities, and vulnerabilities. When you make mockery of someone’s appearance, you’re not just attacking their image, but you’re also affecting their mental and emotional well-being,” she added.
The singer, who has been vocal about her own struggles with body image in the past, acknowledged that body positivity was essential and that nobody should be subjected to hurtful comments about their appearance.
Asked how far she intended to take her campaign, Selina disclosed that her advocacy for body positivity was not just limited to her online presence. She planned to collaborate with fellow musicians to organise workshops, seminars, and awareness campaigns to address the issue.
“Celebrities continue to hold immense influence on social media and I am very positive, if we join hands together, we can foster a healthier online culture. I have realised that music has the power to touch people’s hearts and change perspectives.
“As artistes, we have a responsibility to promote positive values and help build a supportive environment for everyone, regardless of their appearance.
“Music has the power to touch people’s hearts and change perspectives,” Boateng said passionately. “As artistes, we have a responsibility to promote positive values and help build a supportive environment for everyone, regardless of their appearance”.
The artist was recently subjected to body shaming after being seen tastefully dressed in a form-fitting corseted gown.
However, what appeared to be a daring and avant-garde fashion statement by Selina has elicited a wide spectrum of opinions from her fans.
The dress had delicate lacework, boning, and accents that created a mesmerizing look of Selina’s curves.
However, the eye-catching design appears to have come at a significant cost, as evidenced by Selina’s obvious pain.