In a recent interview with People, You’re The Worst’s, Kether Donohue talked about being body shamed as an actress over time. After her stint in the Pitch Perfect movies, she said, “I’ve been body shamed in real life and on social media. Someone once wrote on one of the show’s message boards, ‘Kether has gained 10-15 pounds since Pitch Perfect. I hope she’s OK!”
But fortunately Kether has decided to take the high road, and stand up for herself, call people out when needed, and be proud of her body no matter what size she is. “”I see so many female actresses standing up for themselves and coming out about their experiences being shamed,” she says. “And the more we do that – and the more women stand up for themselves and are proud of their bodies that don’t fit into this ideological view of what an ‘acceptable body type’ is – the more it will change.”
And what I like even more about Kether is her continuous concern for young girls. As a woman on television, she is fully aware of the stereotype that impresses upon young girls to be perfect, especially if they only see a certain type of body on television and in magazines. She ended by saying, “It’s cool to play a female on TV where I could look like how I look. I am 150 lbs. in real life and I am 5-foot-3, and by some people’s standards that might be considered heavy. But you know what? I’m healthy. And I love my body.” Couldn’t agree more!