Taylor Swift Scary Skinny? Why The Singer Has Been The Latest Victim Of Body Shaming

Taylor Swift has something in common with celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga. The singer has been body shamed over her seriously svelte figure.

Since becoming besties with supermodels, Swift, 25, has been rocking a slimmer figure. She’s been blasted by haters and critics for becoming too thin. Even DJ Diplo tried to launch a Kickstarter campaign to help “get Taylor Swift a booty.” But unlike Jenner, Gomez and Gaga, Swift has never responded to critics and body shamers who slam her too-thin frame on a daily basis.

It’s not every day that you compare Kylie Jenner with Taylor Swift, but the ladies have something else in common. Both of the ladies rocked Balmain on the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. Kylie Jenner showed off her new curves in a black and gold dress with a gold belt, while Taylor Swift showed off her slim silhouette in a white jumpsuit with a gold zipper, cutouts, and a plunging neckline.

New York welcomed her with open arms last year and Swift has embraced the city right back. She even opened her 1989 album with the title track, “Welcome to New York.” Some fans have noted that the “Bad Blood” singer has gotten a lot skinnier since living in New York City and hanging out with her Victoria’s Secret model friends.

RadarOnline previously reported that the singer lost 10 pounds since living in the city that never sleeps. An alleged source told the celebrity gossip site Taylor loves eating chia seeds. In fact, she loves the snack so much that she puts them in her smoothies every morning. Taylor reportedly “eats like a bird” not only because of her busy schedule, but because the seeds help reduce hunger.

But is it really a good idea to speculate Taylor Swift’s weight and diet? Turns out, it’s a whole other level of body shaming that fans and experts shouldn’t take on. Robyn Silverman, author of Good Girls Don’t Get Fat: How Weight Obsession Is Messing Up Our Girls & How We Can Help Them Thrive Despite It, told Yahoo that we shouldn’t discuss other people’s weight on social media.

“These body shaming messages tell people that your parts are more important than the whole person, you are only as good as the sum of your parts and no matter what you look like you will be critiqued. It’s no wonder that many women develop scripts inside their heads that tell them they are not good enough as they are and no matter what, they never will be.”

That hasn’t stopped fans from speculating about Taylor Swift’s weight on Twitter. Some have been concerned about the singer, especially with her recent appearance at the Billboard Music Awards and in her “Bad Blood” music video. Meanwhile, other fans are praising Taylor for her slim and trim figure.

Taylor swift is so gorgeous who cares how skinny she is that girl is

— Ara (@AraDelLee) May 21, 2015

Either way, the speculation over her weight is sad.

Swift never confirmed that she eats chia seeds as part of her regular diet. She previously told WebMD that she stays away from sugary drinks and most junk foods.

“During the week, I try to eat healthily, so that means salads, yogurt, and sandwiches. No sugary drinks. I try to keep it lighter, but it’s nothing too regimented or crazy. I don’t like to create too many rules where I don’t need them. We know what’s good for us, thanks to common sense.”

So, what about the weekends?

“I allow myself to eat what I know from common sense is bad for me. I like comfort foods. I love a burger and fries, I love ice cream so much, and I love baking cookies. Actually, I love baking anything.”

What are your thoughts on Taylor Swift? Do you believe people should discuss or her weight, or do you feel it’s another form of body shaming? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

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