Lauren Conrad has taken a serious stand against body shaming.
The former The Hills star, 29, announced in a blog entry named Letter From Lauren: June Shape Up earlier this week that she’ll no longer be using certain words on her website.
Lauren explained that her site’s theme this month is all about getting fit for summer – but that she’ll be doing things a little differently than usual.
‘When we’ve talked about getting in shape in the past, words like “skinny,” “slim,” and “thin” have often come up. Starting this month, we’ll be banning any body shaming terms from the site, and replacing them with words like “fit” “toned,” and “healthy,”’ read her post.
‘We try do to this for the most part anyway, but now we’re making it official! The word skinny will now be reserved for skinny jeans.
‘My editorial team and I had a long talk about it, and we want to make sure that the focus is on being fit as opposed to a number on the scale. Every body is created differently – and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes.’
Fans seem to be impressed with Lauren’s move, with one commenting: ‘I cannot tell you how excited I was to read this. You will change the meaning of beauty, and correct the misguided ideas about what it means to be healthy,’ and another writing: ‘Small things lead to big things. Good move, LC.’
Others are now hoping that Lauren – who married law student and musician William Tell last September – may consider using plus size models to advertise her clothing lines.
Lauren isn’t the only person who’s spoken out against body shaming in recent days.
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Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy is set to launch her own label Seven7 later this summer, telling More magazine: ‘There is just this weird thing about how we perceive women in this country. I would love to be a part of breaking that down.’
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