Amber Riley boldly told off her haters in an Instagram video with the help of some post-dental surgery medication. The former “Glee” star vented online May 21 and took aim at fat-shamers.
“You know, there are just some things that my sober mind keeps me from sharing. That ends tonight. I’ve got some things I need to get off my chest,” she began.
Instead of making a plea for ending cyberbullying, Riley asked several rhetorical questions and remained unbothered by the negative commentary.
“Why does me being fat offend so many people? Is it because I’m confident and I’m fly and I’m sexy? Do my thighs offend? Does my stomach offend? Does my big juicy ass offend? Why? Why?”
Riley answers those questions by telling viewers to “let my big ass live.”
“I let you all live. I love all colors, shapes and sizes,” she continues. “So, just so you know, when you come on here and you call me fat, it’s not an insult dummy.”
“My ass is fat and the fellas love it and so do I,” she adds. “So eat it.”
The star of “The Wiz Live!” had oral surgery to remove her wisdom teeth and molars May 20, according to her Twitter page. Though Riley was anxious about the procedure, she was not afraid to let fans in on her experience afterward. She shared an intimate photo of herself posing with an ice pack face wrap and a pint of ice cream the next day.
When your face is numb and you look dumb with a filter and ice packs on your face but you high and don't care and you tryna become an insta/snapchat Thot because that's where the world is headed anyway ?? between @nickifioravante and @msashleymriley someone is gonna take my phone from me and probably delete this. But YOLO. They should. Because I'm texting this boy I like and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna make a fool of myself soon. I feel lovely. Just lovely. #obama2017 #icantfeelmyfacewhenimwithyou #saynotodrugs #twitterafterdark #ohwaitthisisasnapchatpiconinstagramthatwillbesharedontwitter #ineedJesus @justtheletterq @kennygotsoul you abandoned me. We not friends for the rest of the night ? #imlyin @jervae and @eviepree y'all mah niggas doh
By May 22, the actress posted a selfie stating she feels, “so much better today, I think it’s my uncanny ability to laugh at myself and not take myself so seriously.” She continues, “I’m gonna enjoy life and you should too! Hope u had a fantastical day guys.”
Riley’s weight was a motivator for her to compete on the 17th season of “ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” in 2013. She won the celebrity dance competition and made headlines for her weight loss.
“I think it would be good for young girls to see somebody my size actively trying to dance and throw this weight around,” she told the show.