9 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Against Slut-Shaming

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9 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Against Slut-Shaming

Slut shaming has become a recurrent phenomenon, which leaves one wondering if the act of sexualizing women has ingrained into our very perspective. Is the act of slut-shaming nothing but a symbol of patriarchal fear? From a regular next door life to a glamorous one, the instances of slut shaming are only proliferating in every domain. 

If we look into the celebrity scenario, a lot of women have been tirelessly battling and raising their voices against slut shaming lately. Here is a list of nine celebrities who have taken a stand against the sexist culture:-


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#1. Ariana Grande

The 23-year-old singer has been quite outspoken about the malpractice of slut shaming women. In a recent video uploaded on Instagram, she has humorously protested against being slut shamed. The video was followed by a Twitter post which explained how being empowered is different from being a slut and exposed the hypocritical concept of status quo.   


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#2. Miley Cyrus

An outburst of slut shaming ensued after the controversial twerk performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, 2013 by Miley Cyrus. The wrath of the slut shamers followed the singer yet again after her music video on her drug addiction, titles ‘We Can’t Stop’. In her interview with Marie Claire, she opened up on the sexism persistent in the music industry itself. "There is so much sexism, ageism, you name it. Kendrick Lamar sings about LSD and he's cool. I do it and I'm a druggie whore.” Cyrus stated in the interview. She also ran a two-week campaign on gender equality titled ‘InstaPride’.


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#3. Priyanka Chopra

In her recent meet with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, actress Priyanka Chopra was slut-shamed on social media for wearing a short dress and exposing her legs for the event. The Quantico and Baywatch star replied to the unfathomable slut shaming by posting a picture of a similar nature with her mother on her Instagram account. The caption of the aforesaid picture interestingly said “Legs for days.... #itsthegenes”


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#4. Nicki Minaj

A staunch supporter of having fair and equal opportunities for women, the singer has expressed her views against slut shaming in her interviews over the years. Her music video Anaconda was also stated by Minaj to be a lash out against the arbitrary sexualization of women, in an interview with Billboard. She also made a donation to SlutWalk, Amber Rose’s foundation for women who have been subject to slut shaming.


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#5. Amber Rose

One of the strongest and unapologetic celebrity voices against the sexist and slut-shaming culture has been that of Amber Rose. Rose has been vocal about all the slut shaming incidents she had come across. In the year 2015, she led a slut walk in Los Angeles, in support of all the women who had to forebear sexism and were bashed for their sexual behavior. She has also authored a book titled “How to Be a Bad Bitch”, which is woven around the concept of deconstructing the normative behavior and breaking through the moral policing.



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#6. Lilly Singh 

The Youtube star rose to fame over the past few years. She has recently authored a book titled “How to be a Bawse”. Singh sarcastically speaks against the sexist remarks women face on daily basis, through her Youtube videos.


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#7. Amy Schumer

The stand-up comedian has a bold voice against misogyny. Quite open about the concept of sexuality, Schumer often talks about the stigmatization of women when it comes to having a sexual life.


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#8. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian joined the league against slut-shaming by posting her naked picture on Instagram. She also went on to share an essay on the same subject on her website.


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#9. Lena Dunham

The actor ambushed the slut shaming culture in a single tweet, which said that- “I have a new term for slut-shaming, which has been feeling a little technical. How about we start referring to it as "being f**king rude”?”

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