When it comes to body shaming, it鈥檚 sometimes easy to forget that it can happen to anyone, and at any size. Not only are both men and women with bodies deemed 鈥渢oo big鈥 all too often subject to hateful comments and criticisms, but those that are deemed 鈥渢oo small鈥 can catch heat too (just ask Karlie Kloss, who was once called 鈥渢oo fat鈥 and 鈥渢oo thin鈥 on the very same day).

Aaron Carter has been experiencing the latter firsthand as of late, and the 29-year-old singer, who has been dealing with a hiatal hernia since the age of 19, has had enough.

He shared his diagnosis with fans back in April after an increasing number of comments about his body began to surface, saying that it was a terrible stress condition that affects his appetite.


Yet still, he says he鈥檚 continually on the receiving end of comments about his body. One 鈥渇an鈥 in particular really bummed the singer out after he says he heard her say that he 鈥渓ooked like he had cancer,鈥 and that he 鈥渘eeded to eat five cheeseburgers.鈥

Taking to Twitter, Carter let fans know that not only are those types of comments hurtful, but they really do affect him.




The situation was reminiscent of one Sarah Hyland underwent not too long ago, when fans left cruel messages on an Instagram post of her wearing a t-shirt, forcing her to address her own health issues, which she says have resulted in a loss of muscle mass.

In Carter鈥檚 case, fans went so far as to compare him to brother Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame, saying that Nick, who is 6鈥2鈥 to Aaron鈥檚 5鈥9,鈥 鈥渄idn鈥檛 look as thin.鈥

Though Nick鈥檚 younger bro wound up taking an unrelated trip to the ER following his revealing Tweets to make sure he was in tip-top shape for some upcoming shows, Carter ultimately had a message of positivity for his haters.

Posting a shirtless photo of himself to Instagram, he wrote, 鈥淚鈥檓 not ashamed of my body. Maybe I鈥檓 too skinny, maybe I鈥檓 too short, but the one thing I know is I love my fans, my girlfriend, and my friends. You never know what someone is going through. We are not immortal. #embracelove.鈥


It鈥檚 yet another reminder that it鈥檚 never okay to ridicule someone else鈥檚 body, be they male, female, slim, or voluptuous. As Carter himself perhaps says it best, everyone is beautiful, 鈥渢all, short, thick, or thin.鈥

Let鈥檚 be kind to one another, shall we?

Do you relate to Aaron鈥檚 struggles? Tell us over @BritandCo.

(h/t POPSUGAR; photos via Frazer Harrison/Getty)