Emma Stone Defends her Body: "I'm not sick. I eat sandwiches."

Posted Friday May 2, 2014 7:58 PM GMT

There's no denying the constant pressures stars face to look their best, but even when a female celeb is thin they are usually criticized for being "too skinny" or "sickly."

Emma Stone is well aware of the body haters, and admits that she's read the critical comments from fans and taken them to heart.

"I firmly believe that nothing really affects you or can really bother you if you don't already feel that way about yourself," "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" star says in an interview with USA Today. "I've seen a lot of comments that say, 'Eat a sandwich' or 'She looks sick.' I've been looking at myself in the mirror being mean to myself. I'm not sick. I eat sandwiches."

"In no way is it my intention to be a bad example," Stone continues. "That has been kind of bothering me lately. I've shamed myself for it. We shame each other online. We're always too skinny or too fat or too tall or too short. They're just confirming this feeling I have about myself. I'm trying to figure my body out. It bothers me because I care so much about young girls. We're shaming each other and we're shaming ourselves, and it sucks."

In addition, Emma says that she makes a strong effort to not be a mean girl. "When I make a comment about someone or I choose to gossip about someone and speculate about their body or their life or their face, it's usually a reflection of something I'm feeling myself," she reveals. "That has become ingrained in me. I'm trying to eliminate gossip from my own life."

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