Natural is beautiful. How many times have we read this quote or come across celebrities voicing this line? The answer is umpteen number of times! But how many times does one actually see a celebrity putting their ‘natural’ self out there? Almost never!
In times of the Internet and social media when everyone is just waiting to judge others, it is heartening to see a celebrity showing off her imperfections.
Singer Kesha did exactly that. On Wednesday she shared a no make up selfie on her social media accounts, showing off her freckles with élan!
She wrote, “This year my resolution is to love myself… just as I am, all f—ed up and imperfect and whatever else,” she wrote. “And to let my freckles liiiiiiiive.”
this year my resolution is to love myself… just as I am, all fucked up and imperfect and whatever else. And to let my freckles liiiiiiiive 🛸🛸💃🏼💃🏼💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻 pic.twitter.com/uuKjwGOYEt
— kesha (@KeshaRose) January 15, 2019
In our society, there is always a compulsion to look good and be perfect. The pressure is more so on celebrities and public figures. In times of social media, this pressure has gone up several notches. And these days, even the common folks are not untouched by this obsession with superficial beauty.
In such a scenario, for a celebrity to post a picture like the one posted by Kesha is a bold move. The singer won hearts by this gesture and has inspired many of her fans and followers to own their imperfections and accept their flaws.
Wake up in the morning feeling like p diddy got my freckles on I’m out the door I’m gonna hit the city
— smokehijabi (@smokehijabi) January 16, 2019
Some users also shared their own stories for how they were bullied for their imperfections and how Kesha’s post has given them hope.
Girl I love your freckles I so wish I was younger When you debuted cause I’ve spent years getting rid of mine cause I was bullied for them! Now I miss my freckles
— Bella Viaggi (@BellaViaggi) January 16, 2019
I've as many/more freckles as you! I was so embarrased as a little girl. My daddy said some day they'll blend into the perfect tan 🙁 I just think how different it would be for us if one of our idols would have gone natural! How many "imperfections" would've made us feel perfect.
— S Davis (@davisauntie) January 16, 2019
Kesha’s post on Twitter has so far gathered 144,448 likes and has been retweeted 12,302 times. Her same post on Instagram has got 485, 730 likes from her fans and followers so far.
What do you think? Should more and more celebrities ditch the makeup and show their real self?