Written By: Michael Jonvier Fanning
Bella Thorne is back and on the cover of February’s Issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine. As you might recall Bella has been quite outspoken on issues of dyslexia and the pressures of Hollywood. In a recent interview with the publication she is even more honest about the pressures plaguing young girls.
When asked does she feel the pressure to look and act perfect 24/7, she responds with the following statement: “I think a lot of girls do, and it’s unfair because guys don’t. Guys can have acne scars and be overweight or rude. If a girl is the least bit sarcastic or she speaks out about something, she’s a b*tch. It’s completely messed up.” She goes on to say, “If a girl wears a bathing suit, she is a ho and is body-shamed. If you don’t show your body, you’re a prude. You take pictures with a guy and you’re a ho; you take pictures with a girlfriend and you’re a lesbian. I don’t understand how girls can sit there and pick one another apart. My friends and I don’t do that. Even if I’m not having a good day, my friends are always like, ‘But babe, your style is impeccable. I love your shoes.’ No matter what, we always pick out the good things.”
The former Shake It Up star’s statements are only shocking in the fact that they are true. The unfair double standard placed on girls and not boys is a form of discrimination and an agent of oppression. A girl is more than her looks or what she “should” act like. She seems to be on a roll though even giving a lesson in social media etiquette while in a relationship. “Do not stalk who [guys are] following on Instagram, thinking, ‘She has this. Maybe he likes that?’ That’ll just kill you. Take it from a girl who never had boobs. Every woman in my family has huge boobs. And the girls in Tristan’s [Tristan Klier, her boyfriend] school—I don’t know what’s in their food, but all their boobs are legit huge. I was always flat-chested, and that really gave me a complex growing up. Once I stopped stressing about them, they grew.”
Check out more pictures from Miss Thorne’s amazing shoot below!