If there’s a silver lining to be found in Kesha’s highly public legal battle over the past year, it’s how she used the voice her record label Sony and former producer Dr. Luke tried to silence to challenge injustices she sees in the entertainment industry and beyond.
That’s what makes the “Tik Tok” singer and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado bedfellows in the aftermath of the first presidential debate during which Hillary Clinton mentioned how Donald Trump body-shamed Machado repeatedly after her crowning in 1996.
Like Machado, Kesha has been a frequent target of body-shaming. In her 2014 lawsuit against Dr. Luke, which she continues to pursue in New York, the pop star cited emotional abuse relating to her weight as one of the charges she brought against the producer.
In a heartfelt Instagram post featuring the headline from a recent New York Times article on Machado, Kesha pledged her support for the former beauty queen and slammed Trump as a “bloated, arrogant ego and offensive, racist, misogynist” with a side of “verbal diarrhea.”
“Your body is NO ONE else’s business. Donald Trump said that your body or weight was an issue (which makes me so sad and just sick),” she wrote. “WORDS mean something, and can be extremely hurtful and dangerous. They stay deep inside you and can affect your emotional and mental health.”
She added, “You are a strong woman and a beautiful role model for standing up and telling the truth, even if it hurts to remember it. much love, and mad respect.”
Read her full post below: