Alicia Silverstone is reflecting on the body-shaming that she confronted when she starred within the 1997 movie Batman & Robin by reacting to a TikTok video of somebody demanding that media retailers apologize for calling her “Fat girl” as a play on her function as Batgirl.
The 45-year-old actress duetted a video during which the younger girl says, “I want justice for Alicia Silverstone. Y’all had her f***ed up,” as she pulled up a screenshot of a particular Entertainment Weekly piece titled “A Weighty Issue.” In the story, Silverstone, who was 19 on the time of filming, was in comparison with Babe the pig and stated to be “slimming fast for her role as Batgirl.”
The 1996 article is one in every of many who Silverstone has addressed in earlier interviews, sharing with Vanity Fair that the ridicule made her wish to step away from appearing.
“When I was having my crazy moments post-Clueless, I was being called ‘Fat Girl,’” she advised the publication in 2018. “It didn’t make me think, Oh yes, I’m going to try really hard to be [what you think I should be]. My response was, ‘Hell no.’ I had no interest in being famous or maintaining any kind of fame. If you told me that acting meant I was going to be called fat and have to do things a certain way, then I was like, ‘F off.’”
She shared related sentiments throughout a 2020 interview with the Guardian, recalling that individuals would “make fun of her body” simply as she was hitting the peak of her profession. “It was hurtful but I knew they were wrong,” she stated. “I wasn’t confused. I knew that it was not right to make fun of someone’s body shape, that doesn’t seem like the right thing to be doing to a human.”
Even now, with the latest TikTok video from consumer @foreversymone, Silverstone is grateful for the help.
“They were obsessed with her weight. All she did was breathe. And as a fat woman who grew up obsessed with Clueless who grew up obsessed with this movie that’s pure camp, it just makes me very frustrated to know that she was barely, what, she couldn’t have been more than 130. And they were like straight-up ripping on her constantly over this,” the TikTok consumer stated. “People, US Weekly, everybody. Say you’re sorry, say you’re sorry to Alicia Silverstone.”
“Justice for Batgirl!” Silverstone wrote in her caption, whereas saying “thank you” in her video.