How often do we see celebrities flaunting their not-so-perfect selves on Instagram? It’s a rarity but if there’s one celebrity who is embracing body positivity and telling millions to do the same, is the songstress Demi Lovato.
The 25-year-old singer, who has long been an active advocate for body positivity, shared a series of posts on her Instagram Story on Thursday and let the world know how much she loves her curves and how a little “extra fat” or cellulite isn’t going to make her love her body any less.
Posting a Boomerang video of herself pinching onto her excess stomach skin, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer wrote, “stretch marks and extra fat..and yet I still love myself.”
The visual was followed by another Boomerang Story of her shaking her booty left and right in a grey underwear, with a similar message: “Cellulite and yet I still love myself.”
But instantly after the post, she pointed out that the Boomerang video had smoothed out her legs.
“The boomerang smoothed out my legs,” she wrote in a separate post. “I have cellulite just like the other 93 percent of women do.”
“What you see on Instagram isn’t always what it seems to be. Let’s embrace our real selves. #iloveme,” she continued
The ‘Confident’ singer also shared a mirror selfie, rolling up her t-shirt and exposing her midrif, folding her underwear like shorts and showing her voluptuous body with a caption that read; “No thigh gap for me and yet I still love myself.”
Lovato has previously checked into rehab two times for substance abuse and bulimia. She’s also openly slammed society’s obsession with dieting.
“It’s so frustrating and sad how strong the #dietculture in our society is,” Lovato wrote on social media last month. “It’s constantly telling us we’re not thin enough no matter what.”
“You are beautiful no matter what anyone says,” she concluded.