Why people choose to comment on peoples bodies is something that we just don’t understand. It feels as though it should be something that we’ve learned no to do. It should be something that is common sense – to keep your mouth shut, after all you never know what someone is going through.
While talking to The Guardian she said that some people in production, “would say some vile f*cking things to me about my body.”
The singer went on to talk about how it was affecting her and that her parents even tried to pull her out of the show because of the effect that it was having on her body.
Rapp went on to talk openly about her eating disorder and her parents worry with her being in the music industry, saying, “Eating disorders don’t just go away and like, you’re healed, like: ‘Sorry, I can eat again, ha ha!’ It’s a lifelong thing. There are battles with addiction and whatever everywhere. I still struggle with it, but at least my parents know that I’ve been taken out of environments that were really harmful to my sickness, which is awesome and a huge win. They worry like hell, but they’re chilling, I guess.”
She continued, “My generation and the generation that will follow mine is much more open – especially women, non-men, queer people. I do think I’ve been afforded more opportunities than women before me, men and queer women before me. This generation is still super mean to each other. But we are more outspoken – and give less of a f*ck.”
We love that she’s so open and speaks to her generation in a way that they will feel supported and understood. Rapp’s openness about life definitely makes a difference and for that, we applaud her.