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Megan Fox defends herself against body-shaming trolls at Super Bowl

Megan Fox American actress

Megan Fox recently found herself defending her appearance after trolls compared her to a 'blowup doll' in photos taken at the Super Bowl. The 37-year-old actress took to Instagram to address the criticism, attributing her altered appearance to shadowy lighting in the pictures. In a caption accompanying a series of snaps from the party, she sarcastically remarked, 'oh my god guys look how different i…don't look at all,' going on to joke that she resembled a 'Ukrainian blowup doll' or an expensive silicone real sex doll from Japan.

The original images had sparked speculation among some internet users, who questioned whether Fox had undergone plastic surgery due to her more defined facial features. However, the actress swiftly shut down these rumors. Unfortunately, her attempt at humor also landed her in hot water, as she faced backlash for her portrayal of Ukrainian women in her caption.

Critics accused Fox of making a distasteful comment about Ukraine and suggested she missed an opportunity to write a more positive and empowering post about the iconic photo. Some remarked that her words reflected xenophobia towards Eastern European women that still persists in Hollywood.

This incident is not the first time Megan Fox has spoken out about her struggles with body image. In the 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, she revealed that she experiences body dysmorphia and never sees herself the way others perceive her. She admitted to never having loved her body at any point in her life and acknowledged her long-standing awareness and obsession with her appearance from a young age.

The actress, who shares three children with her ex-husband Brian Austin Green, went through a separation in 2020 and later got engaged to musician Machine Gun Kelly, also known as MGK, in 2022.

While the internet can be a harsh place, it's important to remember that celebrities are human beings with their own insecurities and battles with self-image. Megan Fox's candor about her personal struggles serves as a reminder that body image issues can affect anyone, regardless of their fame or beauty. Let's strive to create a more compassionate online environment and refrain from tearing others down based on their appearance.

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