Kesha Wears a Bikini to Clap Back at Body Shamers, Says They Make Her Feel ‘Very Powerful’: ‘Hate Me Harder’

"I am so proud of my body," the singer said in a candid new post on Instagram

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Kesha is responding to those who have anything negative to say about her body.

On July 7, the singer, 37, shared two photos on Instagram posing in a bikini as she clapped back at some of the body-shaming comments she has received lately.

“i didn’t think in 2024 people still body shamed but i am so proud of my body,” she wrote. “she’s been through a lot. she’s torn her acl on stage and finished the show. she’s held my f—ing broken heart together.”

“to those who think you’re shaming me, you’re actually making me feel very powerful,” she continued.  “so, to you, i hope you one day feel whole enough to not tear other women down. in the mean time, hate me harder b— :) 💪🏻”

Kesha has been vocal about dealing with body shaming throughout her career. Back in 2017, she said that online bullying — along with anxiety and depression — contributed to her eating disorder, creating a “vicious cycle.”

“When I compared myself to others, I would read more mean comments, which only fed my anxiety and depression. Seeing paparazzi photos of myself and the accompanying catty commentary fueled my eating disorder,” the singer wrote in an essay for Teen Vogue.

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“The sick irony was that when I was at some of the lowest points in my life, I kept hearing how much better I looked. I knew I was destroying my body with my eating disorder, but the message I was getting was that I was doing great.”

Kesha said that she dealt with bullying as a child, but what she sees now on social media is far worse.

“When I think about the kind of bullying I dealt with as a child and teen, it seems almost quaint compared with what goes on today,” she says. “The amount of body shaming and baseless slut-shaming online makes me sick. I know from personal experience how comments can mess up somebody’s self-confidence and sense of self-worth. I have felt so unlovable after reading cruel words written by strangers who don’t know a thing about me.”

But she also said she has been able to focus on healing herself despite the negativity.

“In the past couple of years I’ve grown up a lot. I’ve realized that once you take the step to help yourself, you’re going to be so happy you did,” she said at the time. “Taking the time to work on yourself requires bravery. Trying to change your life based on other people’s thoughts can drive you crazy. You have to figure out what makes you feel good and what keeps you in a positive headspace.”

If you or someone you know needs mental health help, text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please go to

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