It does less than we would like, Selena Gomez had to explain herself about her weight after appearing on the red carpet at the Golden Globes and receiving criticism because in the eyes of some beings (sorry, I can’t call them another way), she was overweight.
Well, not even a month has passed and we have already lived another body shaming absurd in which this time the criticism has been for Berta Vázquez, the actress who played Rizos in sight to sight, the Spanish series. She was giving out an award at the Goyas and appeared in a brown dress that was a tribute to the golden age of hollywooddesigned by JC Pajares.
The actress Berta Vázquez will deliver one of the awards tonight #Goya2023 pic.twitter.com/fz6XdYKSBl
— Goya Awards (@PremiosGoya) February 11, 2023
Criticism and defense of Berta Vázquez for having gained weight
It all started when the actress uploaded a dancing video to her social networks and really offensive comments like “Hey, how did you get into the sirloin steak” or “I can’t believe it’s Berta, it seems that the December roast did her good.” And questions about her weight like “Has she gained a lot of weight or is it my impression?” Her fans defended the actress and the thing stayed there, but the situation was repeated in the Goya Awards.
Undoubtedly, the best thing about this situation is not that we are putting the debate on the weight of famous women back on the table, that it is okay to judge an actress by her kilos and not by her talent, but that Berta Vázquez has received brutal support on social networks. After her appearance on the blue carpet generated some highly charged comments body shamingthe public turned to her.
#BertaVazquez is literally the Spanish Beyoncé. Gorgeous and spectacular. Stop judging people’s bodies and looks. Thank you. https://t.co/3dXvevgndF
– Patri 🤓 (@nuevapa) February 12, 2023
It is unfortunate to read the criticism of Berta Vázquez for her physical change.
The human being lacks empathy and education, we live in a world where anything goes and no, not everything goes.
— Clara ✨ (@claclecliclool) February 12, 2023
I wish I could give Berta Vázquez a huge hug. She is gorgeous in the #Goya2023. That IS the headline. Spot. pic.twitter.com/IoU8CmdKFK
– Sergio (@sergi_cr93) February 11, 2023
It is more than evident that fatophobia exists, that the body shaming It is still so present that it has even slipped in in Las Encinas in the Netflix seriesand there is not only a job to denounce this harassment and social pressure, but also a support job like the one that people have been doing all weekend that seeks to normalize all types of bodies.
It is that Berta Vázquez should not be criticized or come out to defend her. Berta Vázquez must be allowed to exist in peace. And, if you talk about her, let it be about her work, not about the changes in her body. pic.twitter.com/GMMN9K19rt
— Andrea Proenza (@michislibris) February 12, 2023
By supporting non-regulatory bodies that escape from 38, because to be honest it is not the normal size of a woman but the one that we have been led to believe is the one we should have (at most) to enter the canons of beauty, what we do is to go one step further and show that there are as many types of bodies as there are women in the world.
Berta Vázquez herself responded in her stories with a phrase from Eleanor Roosevelt: “Great minds discuss ideas, standard minds discuss events, and small minds criticize people.”. Tell them queen, tell them that this absurd debate about the image of a woman and judging the weight of others is out of fashion. It is too much from the 2000s and we are already in 2023, please let’s change the subject and focus on things that really matter, not on anyone’s size.
Photos | instagram @berta__vazquez
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