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Rude Boy: Sports reporter writes article fat-shaming Rihanna


Getty Images via ABCRihanna‘s many accomplishments success as a singer, fashion designer and actress evidently doesn’t matter to one reporter for all he cares about is her weight.

In a now-deleted piece titled, “Is Rihanna Going to Make Being Fat the Hot New Trend?” the author, known as Chris Spags, fat-shamed the singer, claiming that she’s “pushing 180,” and using recent photos taken by paparazzi as proof.  

He also suggested that she is either pregnant or “enjoying that good room service a bit too long,” according to Cosmopolitan. 

Spags claimed that as a result of the article, he was cyberbullied by Rih’s fans on social media. 

In a letter explaining his decision to take down the article, Dave Portnoy, who is evidently in charge of the site, writes, “If you’re gonna blog about Rihanna gaining weight you better be funny as f**k and you better make it bullet proof.”  

He then quoted a line from Spags’ article and added, “This line right here? Well, that’s neither.”

As for RiRi, it appears that she isn’t bothered by Chris’ fast-shaming words in the slightest. On Wednesday, she revealed plans to launch her first cosmetics line, FENTY BEAUTY, this fall. 

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