Aubrey O’Day talks about the impact of ‘unrecognizable’ paparazzi photos

Aubrey O’Day is still haunted by the comments critics have made about her looks over the years.

In a recent interview with E! News, the singer, 38, was reflecting on a 2020 Daily mail article featuring “unrecognizable” photos of her, which led to negative comments from haters who spoke out about her size, claiming she photoshopped photos of herself to look thinner.

“It was my day of doom,” she said. “When it was time to laugh at me, everyone laughed” New York Post reports.

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O’Day noted that her body has been “on the chopping block” since she was a teenager, adding that those pictures were “not the first fat pictures”.

The artist said she will spend “the rest” of her life “trying to heal with how many inaccurate things” have been said about her over her years in the spotlight.

When the photos were first released, O’Day responded by sharing a photo of herself in a bathing suit holding a sign that read, “This is humiliating.”

Text above the photo read: “It’s so sick what [people] will do for clickbait! And that my lawyer needed this photo to defend me against it. When is this industry going to stop abusing women’s bodies?”

However, a source has said that before Page six excluding that the photos were not “altered” in any way, adding, “They were just cropped. They weren’t even color corrected at all.”

Today, O’Day said she’s learning how to embrace her body, using her music to help her heal from the negativity.

The singer recently posed nude for her Couples Goals music video after admitting she originally wanted to use a body double.

“I felt so good,” she told the outlet about the filming process. “I felt so comfortable in my body.”

The Encore star is now using OnlyFans to spread body positivity by posting an uncensored version of the music video to her account after gaining a “different perspective” on the dialogue surrounding her body.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post and is reprinted with permission

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