Asian America Daily - in under 5 minutes

Get our collection of Asian America’s most essential stories, to your inbox daily, for free

Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive

This Comedian Has the Perfect Response to Society’s Body Image Obsession

Deliciouslystella is a parody Instagram account that pokes fun at the hundreds of clean, healthy eating Instagram accounts out there.

Stand-up comedian Bella Younger, who hails from London, gets a kick out of posting her ridiculously unhealthy eating habits and using the #eatclean.

I knew I hated pumpkins… A photo posted by Deliciously Stella (@deliciouslystella) on Oct 6, 2015 at 1:01am PDT

The 28-year-old told the Daily News in an email:

“I went on Instagram and everyone seemed to be doing yoga on a beach or eating vegetables masquerading as desserts.”

Younger isn’t afraid to post unglamorous photos of herself either. She wrote:

“I’m not saying I don’t like to look nice in photos– I do. But I also want to have fun, not stand in a mirror trying to get an angle on my abs.”

Narcissism and the focus on the body on social media is something Younger has also taken note of, as she said:
“I don’t know how we got to a place where taking a photo of yourself without make-up is #brave.”

Younger plans to continue to challenge society’s unhealthy obsession with body image:

“This is my face, if you don’t like it, fine. As long as you think I’m funny (it’s totally fine if you don’t think I’m funny also).”

Well this is a bit more realistic… #goals #eatclean #strongnotskinny A photo posted by Deliciously Stella (@deliciouslystella) on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:35pm PDT

Related Posts