Selina Boateng, a GOSPEL singer, has started a campaign to combat the practice of body shaming women, particularly those who are in the public eye due to trolls on social media.
Selina is pleading with social media trolls to stop their hurtful behavior and reminding them of the real-world repercussions of their conduct. Selina has had her fair share of body shaming.
Selina, who is respected for both her skill and her strong moral convictions, has chosen to offer her voice to this cause and utilize her platform to spread awareness of the significance of treating celebrities with empathy and respect.
The Alpha & Omega singer addressed the detrimental effects that body shaming can have on people, regardless of their celebrity or success, in an interview with Graphic Showbiz.
She emphasized that people should treat celebrities with love and empathy because they, too, have feelings and insecurities.
“The effects of body shaming are not confined to the public eye. They trickle down to influence societal attitudes towards body image and self-esteem and this toxic behaviour needs to stop.
“Behind every celebrity’s public persona lies a human being with emotions, insecurities, and vulnerabilities. When you make mockery of someone’s appearance, you’re not just attacking their image, but you’re also affecting their mental and emotional well-being,” she added.
The singer, who has previously spoken out about her own issues with body image, agreed that body positivity was crucial and that no one should have to deal with insulting remarks about their appearance.
When asked how far she planned to take her initiative, Selina revealed that her support of body acceptance went beyond her online persona. In order to solve the problem, she intended to cooperate with other artists to arrange workshops, seminars, and awareness campaigns.
“Celebrities continue to hold immense influence on social media and I am very positive, if we join hands together, we can foster a healthier online culture. I have realised that music has the power to touch people’s hearts and change perspectives.
“As artistes, we have a responsibility to promote positive values and help build a supportive environment for everyone, regardless of their appearance.
“Music has the power to touch people’s hearts and change perspectives,” Boateng said passionately. “As artistes, we have a responsibility to promote positive values and help build a supportive environment for everyone, regardless of their appearance.”
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana