Amber Riley Has A Message For Body-Shaming Haters

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Amber Riley has held it in long enough, and she wants all the haters to "let [her] big ass live."

After a recent dental surgery, the Glee star took to Instagram in a painkiller-fueled video to fire back at body shamers who have criticized her appearance. "You know, there are just some things that my sober mind keeps me from sharing. That ends tonight. I've got some things I need to get off of my chest," she says.
"Why does me being fat offend so many people? Is it because I'm confident, and I'm fly, and I'm sexy? Do my thighs, offend? Does my stomach, offend? Does my big juicy ass, offend? Why? Why!?"

I got some things I need to get off my chest, and my thighs, and my stomach 🙄

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"Let my big ass live," she says. "I let y'all live! I love all colors, shapes and sizes. So, just so you know, when you come on here, and you call me fat, it's not an insult, dummy. My ass is fat. And the fellas love it. And so do I. So eat it."

Though Riley admits she was "very, very high" during the video, her message isn't any less true. Not all of us are lucky enough to be this coherent while recovering from surgery. But Riley certainly was, and we're not the only ones who are glad: Her refreshing candidness clearly struck a chord with fans as well as her former Glee co-star, Naya Rivera Dorsey.

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