Kesha Blasts Donald Trump Over Alicia Machado Comments
Kesha expressed solidarity with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado after Donald Trump allegedly made derogatory comments about the pageant winner's weight. The pop singer addressed Machado on Instagram, writing: "You did not deserve to be shamed by this monster. Your body is NO ONE else's business."
The GOP candidate's comments toward Machado were raised by Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate. Clinton said Trump criticized Machado's eating habits by calling her "Miss Piggy." He also referred to her as "Miss Housekeeping" because of her Venezuelan background, said Clinton. Trump denied making those specific comments the following day on Fox and Friends. He said after Machado won the pageant she "gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem."
Trump's comments resonated with Kesha after her public legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, whom she sued for sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse in 2014. "WORDS mean something, and can be extremely hurtful and dangerous," Kesha wrote. "They stay deep inside you and can affect your emotional and mental health. I know this from personal experience. They are hard, and sometimes impossible, to ever forget. Please don't let him get to you any longer, instead realize that you are a strong woman and a beautiful role model for standing up and telling the truth, even if it hurts to remember."