Rapper Iggy Azalea temporarily quit social media after being slammed for having cellulite on her butt while wearing a bikini.
Azalea made the announcement on Twitter Feb. 18, where she responded to tabloid photos pointing out that she has cellulite on her butt.
The photos showed a bikini-clad Iggy vacationing in Hawaii with her boyfriend.
“Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol,” Azalea tweeted. “I just want to have peace and relaxation time without a perve with long-distance lenses hiding out taking pictures. Everyone deserves peace.”
The Australian rap star said the negative online comments she has seen criticizing her body are turning her into a bitter person, TheImproper reported.
“I feel the hatred and pettiness I see online at all times is making me become an angry person and I cannot be that,” wrote Iggy, whose debut studio album, The New Classic, made her an overnight star.
Azalea added: “To become nasty because of the way I feel I am treated would be a disservice to my fans and I promise i will try to keep smiling. [I will be] taking some time away from social media. I need to be happy and it is too negative and draining.”
Iggy, who has a bangin’ bikini body (with or without cellulite) is the latest celebrity to be bullied by online trolls. Reality TV stars Kim and Khloe Kardashian have also been the target of vicious fat-shaming.
Superstar Beyonce is the latest victim of body-shaming after a website posted unretouched leaked photos of the Grammy winner showed her with acne and blotchy skin.
The leaked photos were reportedly outtakes from Beyonce’s 2013 L’Oreal makeup ad campaign. Beyonce’s fanatical followers claimed the outtakes had been edited to make the Grammy winner look like she had zits and bad skin.
After being the target of online abuse, the website that published the un-Photoshopped snapshots took them down after explaining it merely wanted to show that even beautiful celebrities like Beyonce have flaws.