#WeLoveYouLana: Lana Del Rey fans hit back after singer slammed for ‘gaining weight and turning into a Karen’
Fans of singer Lana Del Rey are decrying body-shaming remarks that the artiste has been subjected to on the Internet.
After a fan tweeted, "Lana Del Rey with her new hairstyle at Blankenship Hair Salon in Tulsa, Oklahoma", an army of trolls resorted to nasty body-shaming comments, saying that the singer needs to "go to gym." A user called her a "square face" and posted a picture of her with a middle finger. “Lana Del Rey is genuinely animorphing into a Karen in real time," wrote a troll while another commented, “Lana del rey becoming a karen has to be the biggest heartbreak I will ever experience” one of them tweeted.
Lana's fans quickly started showing support to the 'Born to Die' singer after trolls body-shamed her for her figure and hair and started trending the hashtag #WeLoveYouLana on Twitter while slamming trolls who criticize artistes who aren't "super skinny."
“Something about people body shaming Lana Del Rey but will 'complement' users who look just like her doesn’t sit right with me. Just say you hate people who aren't super skinny because they don’t fit your beauty standard and go instead of faking a complement” tweeted a fan.
Die-hard fans took the Twitter war a bit personal, tweeting, “If you fat shame Lana you will be blocked from this account, thank you. Same goes for any other artist. It's not funny and it never was." One fan was so enraged with such an anti-feminist portrayal of beauty standards that they tweeted, "If I EVER see ANY of you bodyshaming this gorgeous f**king PERFECT woman ever again I’m going to track down your Daddy & beat the f**k out of you. THIS S**T IS NOT OKAY & u call yourselves 'stans', get a better hobby than tearing ppl who don’t even know your name down”.
Many fans shared the artiste’s work and her gorgeous pictures to show how much they admired her. “Here’s a thread of my favorite photos of Lana! She has been photographed by Gyslain Yarhi for Complex Magazine," tweeted a fan. Some even shared their love for the singer's "moving music" with one writing, “Stan the woman who's music moved me so much in my lowest hour that it made me want to stay alive just to hear her voice until the end of time."
Lana has been subjected to humiliating attacks before as well for speaking her mind and political views. In 2018, she was embroiled in a feud with rapper Azealia Banks where they got nasty with over Lana’s criticism of Kanye West. Lana denounced Kanye's support for Trump saying, “Trump becoming our president was a loss for country but your support of him is a loss of culture.”
She has been accused of “glamorizing abuse” in wake of Black Lives Matter protests. To show solidarity with protests, Lana was continuously posting pictures from the protest on her Instagram that infuriated some artistes who accused her of glamorizing abuse through her music. She refuted the allegations with a long note on Instagram targeting singers for their double standards. "I’m fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorize abuse when in reality I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent emotionally abusive relationships all over the world,” she wrote.
In rebuttal, she targetted singers like Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé whom she said, “have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f**king, cheating etc.”