How would you feel if someone posted a photo of you, one that shows your cellulite, on all the most popular websites around the web? Even your Mom can’t miss it.
To say you, or anyone, would be mortified is an understatement.
But the times are changing and the body positivity movement is pushing us to embrace the bodies that we’re born with. Today, if you posted a photo of yourself baring your cellulite for all the world to see, that would be #celluLIT!
What is #celluLIT?
We’ve written more than once about Ashley Graham and her efforts to support the body positive movement by posting unfiltered images of herself, cellulite and all. While some other celebrities took up the torch, it’s not like images of anyone sporting their cellulite started trending on social media, or anywhere else for that matter.
But Demi Lovato may have found a way to change all that. As anyone who uses it knows, social media posts go nowhere unless they are tagged with a generous number of hashtags, which can represent the content of the post and/or a trending topic or meme.
In a recent Instagram post to her 74.2 million followers, Lovato stood backing the camera in a leopard print bikini. She wrote “this is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!!”
Lovato ended the post with a recently trending hashtag: #celluLIT. Media coverage of the post credited Lovato with being an inspiration to her fans. And that isn’t fake news. As of this writing, the post has been “liked” 9.3 million times (keeping in mind that each IG account can only “like” a post once), and its drawn 317,000 overwhelmingly positive comments.
But perhaps best of all, there have been over 25,000 posts to Instagram using the #celluLIT hashtag.
Whether or not you’ll ever join the #celluLIT trend, celebrating your cellulite doesn’t mean you can’t wear shape-flattering clothing when you want to. Our Secret Slim Compression Shorts not only add instant shape the moment you slip them on, but they are clinically-proven to help reduce the appearance of cellulite and reduce inches in targeted areas of your body. The gentle compression helps with blood and lymph fluid flow to help the body get rid of excess fluid and toxins.
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