Emma Stone Defends Her Weight Against Critics, Praises Shailene Woodley

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Emma Stone is opening up about harsh criticism she's received about her weight.

Although the starlet's fabulous styles during the Amazing Spider-Man 2 press tour put her on the map as a certified fashionista, Emma said nasty online comments about her body have gotten to her.

"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," Emma told USA Today. "No way is it my intention to be a bad example. That has been kind of bothering my 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 all shaming ourselves, and it sucks."

To rise above that criticism, Emma has tried to keep "mean girls" out of her life, saying, "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 the gossip from my own life."

To do that, Emma said she surrounds herself with women who are positive and confident, like her pal Shailene Woodley. "She feels good about herself," Emma said of the Divergent star. "I like being around women like that."
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