Cardi B — rapper, living meme, never cold — brings joy wherever she is, but mostly on her Instagram page, where she routinely posts videos sharing her thoughts with the world. Recently, Cardi posted a video of herself in a bikini, dancing happily while on a trip to Hawaii:
And, because the world is a dumpster fire where only the truly petty survive, her video drew comments from people calling out her cellulite.
Did it bother Cardi? Maybe, sure. She’s human. But did it make her stop posting bikini videos? Did it make her ashamed of herself? Hell no.
Cardi responded by posting another image in her bikini, followed by a video telling haters that she and plenty of other people like her body just how it is, dimples and all. The caption? “Don’t come for my fat.”
(Colorful and sexually explicit language ahead, so do not watch if you’re a small child or cannot appreciate a woman cursing while wearing a cute hat.)
“I’ll work out in… next week or something.” Same, bb. Same.
But truly, cellulite happens. You can be thick, thin, young, old, in shape or a couch potato with Hot Cheeto dust in her hair (*raises hand*), and the only thing that changes is the degree to which it is visible. Cellulite is simply the way fat forms under some people’s skin. So relax. Wear what you want. Exercise if it makes you feel happy and healthy. And let anyone who hates it know they can refer to Cardi B for some advice on how to deal.
Have randos ever tried to make you feel bad about your body? How’d you deal with it?