22 year old actress and singer and one half of the duo Chloe×Halle, Chloe Bailey was trending on Twitter on February 1st, as a result of her Instagram live the previous day.
Since Chloe and her sister created separate Instagram accounts, Chloe has taken to fully embrace her body and promotes body positivity. She addressed the slight backlash she has received on social media, which implies that she is seeking validation through her ‘sexy’ posts.
“For every woman out there, don’t change who you are to make society feel comfortable. And I’m telling myself that’s not what I’m going to do, even when I posted the video yesterday, I posted it because I was saging and doing Palo Santa and I was like, ‘Let’s spread positive vibes.
I didn’t even really notice you guys were talking about my ass because I was like, ‘OK, I’m just walking in from one second, two seconds…’ And I feel like I’ve shown my ass more than I have with that like if you look at our performance videos, the last performance we had in December. Like, I was just so excited and on stage, and just being myself, so… I don’t know.”
“I just felt it was important to address it, so you guys get to kind of know who I am inside,”
“And it’s really hard for me to think of myself as a sexual being or an attractive being quite frankly. So, when I see all the uproar about my posts and stuff, I’m a bit confused. Like, I really don’t understand because I’ve never seen myself in that way.”
She received a lot of support from fans and celebrities like Cardi B, Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union and others.