Jennifer Nettles has joined the growing list of celebrities who’ve been criticized and bullied for appearances. She recently shared some carefree, before-makeup pictures of herself going about her daily routine. One was a fresh-faced, early morning shot of her having a cup of coffee. Next, she posted one of her getting ready to head to yoga in her Calia by Carrie Underwood workout gear.
The singer and Broadway performer became the target of criticism and rude comments, as seems to be the norm these days. Instead of allowing the haters to faze her, she fired back with another makeup-free picture showing off her natural beauty. She also had a bold message to her female fans. She challenged them to post their own no-makeup pictures, encouraging them to embrace the skin they’re in.
“Another scandalous picture of me without makeup in the morning. Apparently, some folks who only see me on TV were quite taken aback yesterday. (And some were downright rude, as only social media can allow. You are all beautiful and I’d challenge you all to post your own no make-up pics. Be comfy in your own skin. It’s all we got ladies!”
The post received over 160,000 likes on Facebook and 3,000 shares. Fans embraced her message, and the positive comments and no-makeup selfies rolled in. A cancer patient shared a picture of herself with no makeup and no hair. In the picture with her was her husband, who had shaved his head in support of her. She proclaimed that hair and makeup aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
“This me with no makeup. I have cancer. My sweet husband shaved his head to match mine. I will be back in hospital for a bone marrow transplant in a few weeks. How’s this no makeup no hair? It’s over rated. Lol”
Jennifer was obviously touched by the positive response. Radio.com reports she later tweeted her appreciation for all the sans-makeup selfies.
“Can’t get to all of you. But, suffice it to say, I am in love with all your pretty #Nomakeupselfie pics. #prettypretty. #naturalbeauty.”
It’s encouraging to see celebrities like Jennifer Nettles and Kelly Clarkson shrug off bullies and empower others to do the same. Clarkson has been fielding negative comments regarding her weight. She recently discussed the issue on the Ellen Degeneres Show, as described by the Inquisitr. She had a similar message as Nettles’ — “We are who we are,” so embrace it.
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