Donald Trump caused quite the stir this week with his attacks on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. After being called out for his past criticisms of her weight during Monday night’s debate, he took to Twitter to speak his mind about the woman he once called “Miss Piggy,” and let’s just say, it wasn’t pretty. Alicia had some words of her own for the presidential hopeful, but she isn’t the only one standing up for herself: There’s one celeb in particular who is NOT having it ― maybe because she knows how it feels.
As you might recall, Kesha has had quite the journey with regard to her own battles with Dr. Luke, a man she says abused her for years both verbally and physically. She’s also dealt with plenty of body shaming from haters the world over.
Luckily, she got plenty of support from her fellow celebs during her time of need, which is why it makes total sense that she’s sticking up for Alicia now. Using Instagram to reach out, the songstress posted a photo of the former beauty queen, along with these inspiring words.
“I want to give my respect and support to you, Alicia. You did not deserve to be shamed by this monster. Your body is NO ONE else’s business. Donald Trump said that your body or weight was an issue (which makes me so sad and just sick) but, I find the real problem here being his bloated, arrogant ego and offensive, racist, misogynist verbal diarrhea. He is a bully. WORDS mean something and can be extremely hurtful and dangerous. They can stay deep inside you and can affect your emotional and mental health. I know this from personal experience. They are hard, and sometimes impossible, to ever forget. Please don’t let him get to you any longer and instead realize that you are a strong woman and a beautiful role model for standing up and telling the truth, even if it hurts to remember it. Much love and mad respect.”
Whoa. That’s a pretty moving speech. Much more than anything we heard in Monday night’s presidential debate, in fact — Kesha for president? (Totally kidding. Kind of.)
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