Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
 

Beth Ditto Loves Herself

bethdittoback.jpg
It took her a long time, but big girl Gossip singer Beth Ditto grew to accept herself. The 26-year old tells The Telegraph she’s happy being a “big fat dyke”. All the negativity came from others:

I didn’t hate my body. Other people hated it, which was really hard to understand. It wasn’t me who thought I shouldn’t wear a bikini, it was my mom or my friends. It never came from inside. It always came from outside.

[My confidence] comes from being unhappy in my skin when I was younger. You can spend all that energy trying to change who you are and not get important things done, or you can accept it and do what matters. If what matters to you is starving yourself and working out, then that to me is so depressing. In the meantime you could be making a really amazing song or painting a great picture or meeting people who actually care about you.

That’s right, girl. Although, there’s something to be said for a bit of calisthenics. It’s good for the soul.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 9, 2007
Tagged: , , , , , ,

  • 4 Comments
    • WorkOutGuy
      WorkOutGuy

      Is that Perez Hilton?

      Oct 9, 2007 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_boston
      james_boston

      i see a bad moon rising…

      Oct 9, 2007 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gregg
      Gregg

      I love that in Ditto’s mind the only alternative to obesity is starvation.

      Oct 9, 2007 at 12:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SeaFlood
      SeaFlood

      I heart Beth Ditto.

      *gives the other three comments a middle finger in their bums*

      (that way, we all win!)

      Oct 9, 2007 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    !-- Sailthru Horizon -->
    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.