American singer Madison Beer clapped back hard after a social media bottom feeder insulted her with a body-shaming comment.
Celebrities have always been unfairly held to the high standards some social media users impose on them because they're public figures.
And while trolls are entitled to their opinion, it doesn't make it right for them to make disparaging comments based on appearances–including ones targeting high-profile individuals.
Unfortunately, that is typical internet behavior.
But Beer refused to accept that as normal.
On Sunday, the 24-year-old "Melodies" singer posted a carousel of mirror selfies of her wearing a short white dress.
She wrote in the Instagram caption:
"lazing on a sunday afternoon."
It didn't take long for an anonymous commenter to voluntarily speak on behalf of men to give his unsolicited advice on how to look better according to him.
"Hey Madison I've noticed that ur legs and arms are getting fatter," wrote Instagrammer @hamzakwj.
But that was only the beginning.
He continued making misogynistic remarks and advised the singer to:
"Please do some cardio because we men only like skinny girls."
"Ur face is already perfect, but please we love a thin waisted [sic] girl."
Beer immediately brushed him off with:
"I wouldn't touch you with a ten foot pole if you paid me a million dollars."
The user didn't appreciate the counterattack and tried to elicit sympathy by describing his alleged mental health condition.
He also made a sort of apology that didn't help his cause.
Here are screenshots taken from his page that were shared by Twitter user @xoglossier.
She captioned her post with:
"men are so f'king annoying."
One Twitter user called out the "vile behavior" of trolls like @hamzakwj.
Others on Twitter gave Beer a round of applause.
Meanwhile, @hamzakwj was nowhere to be found on Instagram.
Instagrammers continued defending Beer and commented on the hurtful exchange.
Beer–who came to prominence after pop star Justin Bieber shared a link to one of her cover songs featured on YouTube–recently opened up about being targeted with "hurtful" body-shaming comments online.
In an April 25, 2023 interview with Today, she said she has been "struggling" with body dysmorphia for a few months because:
"So many people impact me so negatively about my body when I was younger."
According to the Mayo Clinic, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is:
"A mental health condition in which you can't stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance."
Patients with the condition that is considered minor or can't be seen by others often obsess over their appearance and body image by repeatedly checking themselves in the mirror or seeking endless reassurance.
"I grew up pretty happy," said Beer, adding:
"I thought I had a nice body. But hearing endless comments about how I don't, it was really, really hurtful to me when I was so young."
She said that recently she had been "restricting herself a lot" when it came to food and that she wasn't "eating as much" as she should be.
During the time she was experiencing restrictive eating, she recalled seeing a comment from a social media user who suggested:
"Someone needs to tell her to stop eating and put the fork down."
Nowadays, Beer said she was gradually getting to a place where she was starting to feel more confident.
However, she mentioned it's never always easy.
" It does suck and it is really hurtful when people have no idea what you're going through behind closed doors."
At the end of the interview, Beer offered words of wisdom to younger fans and suggested they spend less time on various apps because "life is very short."
"I don't think that as a society we're ever going to advance to a better place if we're all so quick to yell and scream and cancel each other and pull each other down."