Much fuss has been made over Emma Stone’s slim figure lately, but the Amazing Spider-Man 2 actress insists that there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to her health.
In a new interview with Seventeen, the 25-year-old beauty hits back at critics who claim that she’s too skinny and blames genetics for her slender frame.
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"I've seen articles or comments that have addressed my weight, or 'caving to pressure to be thin,’" she explains. "Keeping weight on is a struggle for me — especially when I'm under stress, and especially as I've gotten older. That's the way my genes have decided to go and things will change as time goes on, as does everything."
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She continues: "Am I taking care of myself in a healthy way? Am I respecting myself and being responsible? And over and over, I answer 'yes' to that question. Then I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps."
The naturally petite star reveals that she, too, struggles with body image and hopes that women will stop "shaming" each other for being "too thin" or "too fat."
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