Gwen Stefani Called Out for Referring to Herself as "Chunky"

Posted Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:17 AM GMT

Feeling some backlash from an innocent throwback photo, Gwen Stefani found herself in some hot water this week.

It wasn't the snapshot itself that caused the controversy, but rather the caption, which read: "chunky me 1983. getting @officialsting autograph backstage."

Soon, followers and media outlets began calling her out for "fat shaming," though she did have some defenders.

This isn't the first time Gwen's thrown out that word, however. Back in 1996 she told MTV News, "I was like a chubby girl, a chubby kid my whole life. So that's something that I've always had to work on."

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