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Tara Reid: 'I've had enough of the body shaming'

Published 25/08/2016

Tara Reid
Tara Reid

The actress wishes her critics would give her a break because she's not the baddest girl in Hollywood.

American Pie star Tara Reid is tired of scrutiny about her weight, insisting she's just naturally skinny.

The actress insists she has a fast metabolism and her thin frame is not the result of eating problems or bad diets.

After years of being told to "eat a burger" by vicious online trolls and critics, Tara is now speaking out about the negative comments, urging everyone to "stop with the body shaming".

She tells In Touch magazine, "I feel great about my body. People always tell me to eat a burger - I love burgers!"

And she admits that if she was to gain "10 pounds", she'd be asked "why I got fat", adding, "I'm thin, and I'm good with that."

The actress has grown a tough skin over the years, insisting, "I won't let what anyone says stop me from enjoying my life", but she would like a break from all the negative tabloid articles and Internet jibes that come her way.

She fears no one will let her live down past blunders, like the time one of her enhanced breasts wriggled free from her dress as she posed for photos at a red carpet event, or her party girl reputation.

"I like to have fun when I'm not working," Tara explains, getting deadly serious, "but I'm professional while I'm at work, and I've never been in trouble or arrested, so I don't deserve it (bad press).

"I truly feel I need to constantly prove myself in this business. I've done 46 movies, and it's still tough to get roles when you're misunderstood and judged. But I've learned to not take things too seriously, and that not everyone is going to love you."

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