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Kesha Defends Alicia Machado From Donald Trump’s “Racist, Misogynist Verbal Diarrhea”

Kesha has spoken out in support of Alicia Machado, the actress and former Miss Universe winner Donald Trump publicly shamed for her weight. At the close of Monday night’s presidential debate, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton related how Trump had labeled the Venezuelan-born Machado “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping,” prompting the Republican candidate to double down and argue that no, really, she was fat.

“You did not deserve to be shamed by this monster,” Kesha wrote beneath a screenshot of the New York Times’s recent story on Machado. “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). but, I find the real problem here being his bloated, arrogant ego and offensive, racist, misogynist verbal diarrhea.”

Kesha implied that she empathized based on her own experience with producer Dr. Luke, with whom she remains under contract despite her allegations of verbal and emotional abuse and sexual assault. Words, Kesha wrote, “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.”

Kesha recently dropped a suit against Dr. Luke in California, but a separate case in New York remains ongoing. Machado is busy campaigning for Clinton. Read Kesha’s message of support below.

I want to give my support and respect to you, Alicia. You did not deserve to be shamed by this monster. 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). but, I find the real problem here being his bloated, arrogant ego and offensive, racist, misogynist verbal diarrhea. he is a bully. WORDS mean something, and can be extremely hurtful and dangerous. 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 it. much love, and mad respect ??🙏🏻??

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