Jorja Smith has received several body shaming due to her significant weight gain transformation. According to her, she had to return to her hometown to escape the negative effects of fame.
Jorja Alice Smith is an English singer-songwriter who has been writing songs since the age of 11. She gained fame in 2012 when a friend uploaded her cover of Labrinth's Earthquake to YouTube, which even led to her discovery by record producer, Guy Moot.
Following the success of her first two singles, she signed with Sony/ATV in early 2016, releasing two EPs later that year and into 2017. Likely, her debut studio album, Lost & Found, was released in 2018 to critical acclaim and peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. Later, her third EP, Be Right Back, was released in May 2021 to positive reviews.
However, with all the gain in popularity, Jorja Smith also has gained a lot of criticism due to her appearance. The singer has received a lot of body-shaming comments in recent days as she began to gain weight. So, if you are curious to know more about her weight gain transformation and the reaction of the people, we are here to help.
Weight Gain: Jorja Smith Has Been Receiving Body-Shaming Comments in Recent Days!
As we know, Jorja Smith's (@jorjasmith_) recent physical appearance has caught people's interest and sparked speculation. Some have speculated and spread rumors about her weight gain after noticing changes in her body, particularly in her belly, chest, thighs, and face.
When comparing her before and after photos, it is clear that she has gained weight. While her face and legs appear average, other parts of her body, such as her shoulders and chest, appear larger.
Jorja Smith before and after weight gain.
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Since Jorja Smith's new appearance went viral, her weight and body shape have been the subject of derogatory and hurtful comments on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. People believe they have the right to judge her appearance, making assumptions and spreading negativity without considering the impact on her mental health.
However, this is not the first time Jorja's weight gain has been scrutinized on the internet. In June 2023, the British singer's weight gain became a hot topic on X, and several people expressed negative opinions about her body type. Later, she told The Sunday Times that she was trolled online because of her appearance and that she had to return to her hometown of Walsall to escape the negative effects of fame.
Prior to this, internet trolls body-shamed her by comparing two of Jorja Smith's photos side by side, one in which she was 19 and the other in which she was 26. The singer talked about how she dealt with the negative comments on Tiktok. She revealed that she had struggled with her weight since childhood and had had to suffer in silence.
However, the criticism was getting to Jorja Smith. She also tried to explain that she was no longer 18 and that her body would naturally change. The horrible trolling became so much for the singer that she refused to do photoshoots or go anywhere. She urged that people should only concentrate on her music.
As a Viral Tweet Sparks Controversy, Fans Defend Jorja Smith From Body Shaming!
Body shaming is a common problem on social media, and Jorja Smith has unfortunately been a victim of it. However, following a viral post on X that appeared to question her weight gain, fans came together to protect her from being body-shamed.
Jorja Smith's fans have been defending her from Body shaming comments.
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On October 6, X user shared a video clip of the 26-year-old singer performing Be Honest from her debut studio album Los & Found, which was a 2018 hit. The user asked what happened to her in the caption, which her fans took as body-shaming.
Later, the TikTok user shared the original video the same day and added a subtext praising Jorja Smith, "Saw a goddess passing by earth today." While some people commented negatively on the TikTok video, the post on X went viral overnight.
The majority of Jorja's fans took to social media to defend the English singer. One user, took a shot at the X user (@ibzsmo3), saying that despite their desire to body-shame her, she appeared far too beautiful for such criticism.
Under the same thread, X user posted another photo of the singer in which she appeared to be younger. The user used it as a comparison, claiming to have once ruled the world.
Many interpreted the post's implied negative tone as @ibzsmo3k lamenting the time before Jorja Smith gained weight. Others rushed to say that Jorja looked just as beautiful, if not more so, than before.
Some urged others to refrain from making hurtful remarks, pointing out that Jorja Smith may have gained weight due to medical reasons, and it is critical to avoid hurtful remarks that could emotionally affect her.
Many fans emphasized that there was nothing wrong with her gaining weight and urged her to be left alone. A few people also stated that the singer's decision to gain or lose weight should be entirely up to her.