The former Disney star is calling for fans to stop judging women on social media
Dove Cameron is going to post bikini-clad Instagrams, and she doesn’t care who is offended by them.
The 23-year-old former Disney star (she was the lead in Liv and Maddie until its finale in 2017) shared a sexy bikini video of herself kneeling on top of a bed posing in a two-piece bathing suit over the weekend. She captioned the video, “i love the female body 🕯🌊🕊.”
But after getting negative comments from some of the over 2 million people who viewed the clip, she shot back at critics by adding another comment to her caption. “guys if i’m in a bathing suit, and i’m 23 and you’re tripping, you need to re-evaluate what trips you up. and also get more comfortable w the human body.”
One commenter wrote, “Okay the reason why we’re freaking out because us as kids we see you on Disney so seeing you getting drunk and posting pics of her half naked doesn’t make you a great role model to the kids watching Disney.”
Cameron herself replied to the thread writing, “I’m not…. drunk ? I’m in ….. a bathing suit? on vacation?”
Another commenter wrote, “Your [sic] also still on Disney. Little girls are your fan base. They idolize you!… No matter how good you make it sound your [sic] being sexual bottom line!… I just hope the young minds of your fan base don’t follow your example.”
Shortly after posting her bikini-clad video, she followed up on the negative hate by posting a photo of the artwork “The Birth of Venus” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau along with a lengthy post defending her body and calling for social media users to stop objectifying women.
“The human body isn’t offensive y’all. stop objectifying women so hard that you convince yourself that something natural and beautiful could ever be something offensive,” she wrote in her caption. “Also let women define their own bodies & their relationship to their bodies for themselves. stop defining women’s bodies for said women. (goes for women shaming women as well).”
She says seeing nakedness as something bad is “so repressed and unhealthy.”
“It’s just hundreds of years of social conditioning & it’s super weird. we should be done with this whole shame thing. at any age (children as well and ESPECIALLY) and any gender. we only make nakedness inappropriate when we objectify and sexualize. a body is not inherently sexual. its beautiful and innocent. stop ruining it for yourself & others.”
A slew of positive comments came rolling in on her post, including from former Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui who wrote, “PREACH BBY GIRL.”
Another commenter wrote: “I love when you post stuff like this. it needs to be heard.”
But of course, there were still naysayers who wrote, “I believe in modesty. Dressing modesty doesn’t mean you’re ashamed of your body. Modesty is simply you valuing what has value.”