I was called a giraffe because I was 'too tall': Sonam Kapoor

I was called a giraffe because I was 'too tall': Sonam Kapoor

The actor explains that body shaming affects a person's mental health and needs to stop.
16 Apr, 2019

Sonam Kapoor has long been an advocate of body positivity -- perhaps that's because the Bollywood star's endured considerable body shaming herself.

The actor was invited on Arbaaz Khan's talk show Quick Heal Pinch where she spoke up about what affects her most on social media and a lot of it had to do with attacks on her appearance.

"I feel if anyone attacks your family it's a negativity thing," she says, adding that she doesn't care if anyone targets her or her work. "Family is very sacred to me so that can be a little hurtful. [In the same vein] I think Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Sharma went through a lot of body shaming [online], I find that very mean because that can make you feel insecure about yourself, especially when you're an actress you have so many people looking at you and judging you for your looks or your body or your skin colour."

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Sonam recalled a time when she was called names for looks. "Till I was a certain age I was called a giraffe because I was too thin. Then I gained weight and I had a hard time as well."

She added, "Sometimes you just don't put on weight and then people say 'Omg kitni palti hai'." She explains how saying things like, 'bohta moti ho gai hai, kali ho gai hai, lambi ho gai hai, shaadi kaun karey ga?' are not okay.

"It's not healthy, it's not correct, it's not mentally okay. People go through so many mental health problems, you cannot do that to people."


Omar Apr 16, 2019 03:34pm
Why is this even news in Pakistan. Who is she and who cares.
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SATT Apr 16, 2019 03:36pm
Most beautiful woman.
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Khurram Apr 16, 2019 04:55pm
@Omar you are right , not many Bollywood followers in Pakistan at least not me
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JustSaying Apr 16, 2019 05:33pm
Beauty and Talent, Amazing Combination..very rare...
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Pak uk Apr 16, 2019 06:10pm
That makes you beautiful Sonam.. they were just jealous.
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Khan Apr 16, 2019 06:23pm
So what if ppl made fun of her for being tall? How ridiculous. That is not a big deal
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NewBorn Apr 16, 2019 08:19pm
Men be jealous of her.
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Nasir Apr 16, 2019 08:51pm
@Omar I’m Pakistani and I care
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ajay Apr 16, 2019 09:39pm
you are neither Giraffe nor actor. You are just daughter of anil Kapoor. nothing else
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Tamzah Apr 17, 2019 01:17am
Not ‘too tall’, but ‘long neck’. Even that is no reason to criticize.
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MUZAFFAR QURESHI Apr 17, 2019 01:56am
Sonam Kapoor, you look stunning and wonderful. Don't pay heed to nay-sayers.
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Naxalite Apr 17, 2019 01:57am
People who come into industry because of their dad's start giving lectures on hardships #Nepotism
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Vic Apr 17, 2019 07:14am
So---how tall is she---.
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FDB Apr 17, 2019 11:01am
@Omar This isn't even news in India. Wondering why it is in Pakistan.
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Laila Apr 17, 2019 07:37pm
I find her height attractive. Its what models are made of. Obviously not common to South East Asia.
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