Daisy Ridley Fires Back At ‘Misogynistic’ Body Shamers Criticizing Rey

Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens character, Rey, is a badass, independent role model to millions of girls. But because things can never be that simple, she’s also setting “unrealistic expectations” for women. Just once, it would be nice if the Internet agreed on something, like how everyone should be able to admit Rey’s bread is awesome; today is not that day.

On Wednesday, Ridley shared a viral image of Rey saying, “I can’t believe the unrealistic expectations I’m setting for young girls. Who cast me anyway? Don’t they know real women have curves?” The actress commented, “‘Real women’ are all shapes and sizes, all ethnicities, all levels of brave, have families, don’t have families. I am a ‘real women’ like every other woman in this world.” The post has since been deleted because Ridley included the username of the body shamer in question. But she’s since uploaded another.


The caption reads, “Guys it was not my intention for anyone to send messages to that poor person that posted the original picture. My whole post is about being kind to each other, so please refrain!” You tell ’em, Daisy! We should save our anger (which I hear leads to hate, which leads to eating Taco Bell by yourself at 1 a.m.) for something that matters, like how Ridley’s best friends with BB-8 and we’re not.

(Via EW)