Emma Stone's Self-Aware Reaction to Body Haters Is Just What This World Needs

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actress has a great message for teens who look up to her, giving us another reason to love her (as if her Spice Girl super fandom wasn't enough). Emma Stone has an excellent response to body-haters and promotes ignoring the naysayers and dismissing gossip. It's pretty common for celebrities to become punching bags for the media when it comes to their shapes and size, but Stone chooses to not let it get to her. She said to USA Today:

I firmly believe that nothing really affects you or can really bother you if you don't already feel that way about yourself. I've seen a lot of comments that say, 'Eat a sandwich' or 'She looks sick.' I've been looking at myself in the mirror being mean to myself. I'm not sick. I eat sandwiches.

In fact, she wants to be a good example, and is totally aware that some people might see that she's thin, so she wants to set the record straight:

There is in no way is it my intention to be a bad example. That has been kind of bothering me lately. I've shamed myself for it. We shame each other online. We're always too skinny or too fat or too tall or too short. They're just confirming this feeling I have about myself. I'm trying to figure my body out. It bothers me because I care so much about young girls. We're shaming each other and we're shaming ourselves, and it sucks.

Furthermore, she's even trying to eliminate gossip from her own life — she's aware that when you gossip about somebody, it means you're not feeling too good about yourself. She went on to say:

When I make a comment about someone or I choose to gossip about someone and speculate about their body or their life or their face, it's usually a reflection of something I'm feeling myself. That has become ingrained in me. I'm trying to eliminate gossip from my own life.

Girl, we can get behind that. Besides, lest we forget, the actress is 25, and as she said, she's figuring her body out, too. No matter how old you are, you deal with body image issues, and it's great to hear that she's focusing on how she feels about herself, not how others feel about her. It's an excellent message for her fans really, of any age, to take away. It makes us even more excited that she's gracing the cover of the May 2014 issue of Vogue , therefore indicating that universal beauty really — and pardon me for sounding trite — comes from how you view yourself, not what others say about you.

Amazing Spider-Man? More like Amazing Emma Stone.