Troye Sivan fires back at body-shaming Twitter post

29 October 2018, 15:54 | Updated: 29 October 2018, 16:05

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Troye has hit back at a mean body-shaming tweet. Picture: Getty
Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Troye Sivan says he loves his body.

This is a reminder that it's not just women that have to deal with body-shaming trolls on the internet. Troye Sivan caught wind of a mean Tumblr post and shut it down in the best way possible.

In the post, the '1999' singer is performing on stage in a white vest top. It's captioned: "Why is this bitch suddenly a muscle daddy?! What the fuck?" Alongside it is an image of a confused woman with caption, "The what?" on it.

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The picture was shared on Twitter and someone harshly quoted Brenda Meeks – played by Regina Hall – from Scary Movie 2 above it: "Cindy, this is a skeleton. This is bones." Troye actually has a mild form of Marfan syndrome, which is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue. People with Marfan tend to be tall and thin, with long arms, legs, fingers, and toes. So yeah, this isn't okay. Thankfully, Troye immediately hit back at the post and his response was priceless.

"Seen this shit on tumblr w like 60k notes," he tweeted: "Lemme know when you guys learn that it’s weird to talk about someone else’s body/learn to love my body as much as I do."

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Troye followed his initial tweet up by saying that he had been dealing with horrible comments about his physique his entire life. He added: "If i seem pressed i swear I’m not bc i really do love my body and i have been hearing stuff like that my whole life but i DO want the retweets so i replied."

Naturally, Troye's legion of fans soon came to his defence, including Youtuber Ricky Dillon.

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