After Returning to the Spotlight, Singer August Alsina Forced to Defend Himself Against Fat Shamers

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August Alsina is slowly returning to the spotlight after taking some time off and fans have noticed the star has packed on a few pounds. After they openly speculated about the singer’s weight, he hit back at them.

When Alisna dropped a clip from a new music video Tuesday, Sept. 25 after a three-year absence, fans celebrated while also commenting on his fuller frame.

“U got so fat!”

“You’ve gon fat august and wats the name of that haircut its dope ya know.”

“@caribbeanchick_95 no his face got fat he look like jada”

“Me sitting back watching some of yal say I’m fat now in my last post…(while I chew on some more food.) 😊😂 Yal really tryna fat shame da boy 💀💀 *jokes, jokes😭
Anyway, I’m bouta run to the fridge, yal want anything?” he captioned a Wednesday, Sept. 26 Instagram video of himself munching and staring directly into the camera.

Fans responded by saying he was simply healthy after kicking a Percocet addiction.

“You’re not fat😂😂😂 you’re healthy now!!”

“You look so good and healthy!!! 😍😍😍”

“FAT?! Where that healthy weight looks good on you babes 😍”

Other assured the star he was not fat at all.

“Fat ?😂😂 wtf where ? 🙃🙃”

“@augustalsina you are not fat 😂 they visually challenged 😂😂 you fine and look amazing 😉”

“Fat my ass. You will forever be fine😍😍😍🔥🔥🔥”

Alsina opened up to friend Jada Pinkett Smith over the summer about how he conquered his addiction.

“When I went through this experience of making a decision — and it’s literally as simple as making a decision — I didn’t go to a rehab, I didn’t go to a clinic,” he said to Smith on her show “Red Table Talk” in July. “I literally had to sit in my house with myself. … I know that anybody who ever experiences an addiction with pills, you have to pay the piper. Ain’t no way around it. And it’s not even an experience that I can tell you what it feels like. … Withdrawals is not a good feeling at all.

“The s— I had to go through to get away from those pills, I felt like a bus ran me over,” he added.

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