The always upfront actress Ruby Rose is sick of media outlets analyzing her appearance, and she’s speaking out about the issue.
Rose attended Australia’s Pitch Perfect 3 premiere last Wednesday, and people were quick to comment on her size. The Daily Mail, in particular, ran multiple stories about her weight, including one with the headline, “Ruby Rose sports backless black dress at the Sydney premiere of Pitch Perfect 3… after fans express concerns amid reports her weight has dropped to ‘just 44kg.’”
Rose hit back by posting pictures from the event in an Instagram story with a retaliatory narrative. She accused media outlets of manipulating the images to make her back appear overly thin, also commenting on the fact that that’s just the way her body is made. “This is always my back..I have a tilted posterior (it’s why I have abs but no butt) and spinal curvature from a bad car accident,” she wrote on one of the photos, defending herself.
“They don’t care that they are using a term like anorexia as if it ISNT A SERIOUS AND DEADLY ILLNESS,” she rebuked in the diatribe. “There’s no blood on my hands but I’d have felt responsible if I’d left it, as you know I’m outspoken about health, mental and physical.”
“It is very important to know what an eating disorder is, to know how to speak about it properly when you have such a platform such as a national newspaper.” Rose, who’s been criticized for her slender frame before, then addressed the fact that this type of content could be a trigger to someone who does suffer from an eating disorder. “From the bottom of my heart I am sorry if those stories triggered anything in anyone. This is the problem with believing tabloids or any news without research.”
“It’s time to take that away from them to protect everyone. I can only do what I can to make this a safe place and I will,” she said.
“THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS LIKE INSTAGRAM COMMENTS,” Rose wrote before quoting her pal Taylor Swift. “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things..BECAUSE YOU BREAK THEM I HAVE TO TAKE THEM, AWAY…ay ay ay.”
All this came on the heels of an Instagram crash course in Rose’s skin. She shared a few photos with minimal makeup, highlighting a breakout on her cheek. “This acne belongs to me, not them, and you are welcome to it,” she wrote on the photo, hinting at the invasion of privacy she feels when the public comments on her issues. “I mean it sucks…for me, I don’t see how it’s bothering so many others? but I’m a human. It happens..one side of my face is clear and the other is a mess.” The Aussie then explained that her dermatologist thinks it’s from the bacteria on the phones she was using during interviews for Pitch Perfect 3’s press tour, and “a reaction to hotel pillow cases (which I already know)…”
Unfortunately, it seems Rose can’t find her way out from under the microscope, as she’s constantly being critiqued. Just a little over a month ago, fans were saying she looked “anorexic” while others suggested she “eat a burger” after she posted a superchic shot of herself in a bra top and blazer on Instagram. “When you say I looked the best in the MTV days in my early 20s…You guys…that was a horrible time in my life health wise,” Rose revealed. “I drank everyday, ate junk food all day and McDonald’s at 4 am when I was stumbling home from work. I know I wasn’t healthy despite being bigger than I am now, because I got sick every month with pneumonia and chest infections.”
However she looks, we are just glad she’s now healthy — and happy to share zit tips.
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