Rihanna, queen of DGAF, unsurprisingly does not care what internet trolls think of her body.
The singer responded to people recently obsessing over and shaming her for her perceived weight gain by posting, of all things, a Gucci Mane meme on her Instagram account—you know, the usual way celebrities shut down body-shamers. “If you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane, you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane,” reads the meme, with a side-by-side comparison of photos of the rapper in 2007, looking a little bigger, and then 10 years later looking trimmer and more athletic. She captioned the cheeky post with the single-tear emoji to show just how much she doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her changing body.
People began noticing that RiRi’s figure was looking a little fuller—and falsely believing they had the right to comment on her (or any other woman’s) appearance—a few weeks ago. BuzzFeed first compiled a list of the more positive tweets in an article entitled, “Rihanna’s Getting Thick and Fans Are Rejoicing,” in which the author referred to the singer as “Thickanna” and made sure to clarify that the post was written in praise of RiRi’s curves.
Not long after, however, the bros at Barstool Sports published an article titled, “Is Rihanna Going to Make Being Fat the Hot New Trend?” in which the author, Chris Sprags, took a much more negative tack, attempting to shame Rihanna for her physical appearance. The offensive article claimed that the singer accepting her body would create “a world where all the hottest girls look like the humans in Wall-E… a world of ladies shaped like the Hindenburg loaded into one-piece bathing suits.” The site eventually took down the article, but only because, as site founder David Portnoy explained in a subsequent post, it wasn’t funny enough. “To be honest I don’t think the blog was as bad as many are making it out to be,” Portnoy wrote. “If you’re going to blog about Rihanna gaining weight you better be funny as f— and you better make it bullet proof.”
Or, here’s a thought: Maybe just don’t do it at all.