Alabama Barker responded to fat shaming comments in a video posted to TikTok.
Barker said that her weight gain was due to a "thyroid problem" and "autoimmune disease."
She said that fluctuations of five to 10 pounds like hers were "normal" for many girls.
Alabama Barker pushed back against people who shamed her weight gain, saying that she had an autoimmune disease that had caused her to gain weight but that such fluctuations were "normal."
The rapper (and daughter of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker) posted a video on TikTok on Monday, addressing comments about her weight and photos of her taken by paparazzi. The video has been viewed over 12 million times since it was posted.
In it, Barker said that she has a "thyroid problem" and an unnamed "autoimmune disease," saying that they were the primary reason that she had gained weight.
"Once my thyroid is balanced, my autoimmune disease is balanced, I will go back to my normal weight," she said in the video.
Barker went on to say that she had gained approximately five to 10 pounds, saying it was "normal" for many girls.
"Weight fluctuates, and I don't want any girls that are young, watching this, that are gaining weight to ever think there's something wrong with it," she said. "There is a certain point where if your health is getting affected by it that you need to change it, but no, that's not the case for me."
As Insider previously reported, some thyroid disorders have symptoms that can include changes in weight. Issues with the thyroid are frequently caused by autoimmune disorders, commonly Hashimoto's and Grave's disease, Melanie Goldfarb, director of the Center for Endocrine Tumors and Disorders at Saint John's Cancer Institute, told Insider.
Barker also addressed unflattering paparazzi photos, saying that photographers would "purposely" take "ugly" photos of celebrities.
"I would love to see you guys getting random pictures taken of you when you're leaving the grocery store, middle of the sentence, and your mouth wide open, and let's see how beautiful you look," she said.
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