Disney star Dove Cameron defends herself for having nipples after daring to post braless selfie
Disney star Dove Cameron has defended herself for having nipples, after having the audacity to share a selfie without wearing a bra.
How very dare she.
The 23-year-old, best known for starring in Descendants, was hit with backlash after sharing selfies in a white vest which showed that she was going braless.
Many complained that she needed to be a better role model and that she should stop posting ‘sexualised’ selfies, with one fan writing: ‘Keep that behind closed doors. Think about your kid fans.’
However, Dove wasn’t about to have her body policed, and added some badass captions to the offending pictures.
The Liv and Maddie star wrote: ‘Women HAVE a history that has been systematically suppressed. Our collective spirituality has largely been tainted to fit the needs of men and those in power. This has a profound effect on the self-esteem of girls and the women they become.
‘This influence can be seen in their life choices, partners and financial security for the rest of their lives. It also has an effect on the way their future partners will view them – and ultimately treat them. Our girls deserve better. The time to introduce feminism and woman-centered spirituality to ALL children is now.’
She continued: ‘This is the age of the ascendant Feminine Principle. In such times as these, women are able to look at themselves with new concepts of value and brilliance. However you inhabit and express being Woman, embrace yourself in that way today!’
And fans of Dove were loving her clapbacks.
Singer Niki wrote: ‘finally someone from disney showing the nature of being a woman. loving this vibe’, while one follower added: ‘feeling empowered w no bra on rn bc of this.’
Lili Reinhart’s mother even shared the snaps and wrote: ‘So Dove showed that she had nipples today. Did people think she didn’t have any? The only thing that bothers me about this post is the women that are leaving comments about how horrible this picture is. Mass shootings are horrible. These are just boobs.’
Dove also shared a number of her favourite comments, including an epic one which read: ‘Imagine being triggered over someone not wearing a BRA. I’m sorry if our titties should be restrained then so should your guns.’
And the actress explained her stance after one follower commented: ‘I just don’t understand how people find this empowering or inspiring like she’s not wearing a bra. It’s really not that deep.’
Dove wrote: ‘I agree with you in the sense that is it not that deep or groundbreaking whatsoever, or anything really to talk about. But it’s only a big deal because this society is so beyond backwards that they have demonised basic anatomy and are very! up! in arms! about female bodily freedom. They’re confused and loud about it.
‘So technically, it’s not a big deal, and it shouldn’t be, and the idea behind posting something like this is to normalise it because a lot of girls feel confused about their bodies and what it means to be a woman (in a surface way) on this specific subject, about sexuality and men and who their body belongs to bc of long-lasting systemic repression). So. it’s cool to be like, it’s whatever.
‘Embrace yourself. Don’t hide, if you wanna, and wear a bra, if you wanna. But don’t hide to avoid backlash. Because you don’t deserve to have a*****es giving you s*** about YOUR BODY.’
Dove recently celebrated the premiere of Disney’s Descendants 3, in which she plays Mal, the daughter of Maleficent.
However, it has been a tough few weeks for the actress, following the death of her co-star and close friend Cameron Boyce.
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The actor, who played Carlos in the Descendants franchise, died aged 20 on 6 July from epilepsy.
Admitting she was struggling with mourning her friend in public, Dove told E!: ‘He just was everything that everybody says he is. He was from someplace else. He was truly like a cosmic happening. Cameron was the world’s most singular person.
‘I can say with total confidence that everybody would have said that, you know, a year ago.’
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