Taylor Swift & More Celebrities Support Bebe Rexha After Music Exec Criticizes Her Age
Bebe Rexha showed off her stunning figure on Instagram earlier Monday after a music industry executive complained that she was too old to be posting sexy pictures.
Now fellow singers Taylor Swift, 29, and Rita Ora, 28, have rushed to the defense of the 29-year-old star.
The two were joined by a bevy of other celebrities who all wrote positive comments on Bebe's post.
Taylor Swift, 29, and Rita Ora, 28, were among the celebrities defending Bebe Rexha, 29, after a music executive said she was too old to post sexy photos; pictured Sunday
Taylor, no stranger to public criticism, made her support for Bebe clear with her succinct comment.
'DRAG THEM,' she wrote in all caps. '29 YEAR OLDS UNITE,' she added, followed by thirteen pink hearts.
In June, the Look What You Made Me Do singer had her own public spat with manager and executive Scooter Braun, who bought her entire catalog, an option denied to her.
Bebe saluted the superstar, replying to Taylor with '#1989' after her massively successful album, which also happens to be the year both were born.
Rita Ora was also quick to defend the Meant To Be singer in the comments while lathering on the compliments.
'My sexy songwriting [queen]. You are beautiful, getting sexier with age and your talent SINGS for itself. Keep making those rules,' she wrote, topping it off with pink hearts.
Former Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui wrote 'LET EM NO MAMA,' to which Bebe replied, 'love you.'
Rita Ora was also quick to defend the Meant To Be singer in the comments while lathering on the compliments
Taylor may have been quick to support Bebe because of the way many of her own choices have been scrutinized.
Speaking with Vogue for her September cover story, the Shake It Off singer explained that she chose not to support Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election because she feared negative opinions about herself would harm the candidate.
'She’s calculated. She’s manipulative. She’s not what she seems. She’s a snake. She’s a liar,' she said, articulating the views of her critics.
Though she was criticized for her age this time, Bebe has previously been hounded over her weight.
In May, a commenter on Instagram slammed the songwriter for being too 'thick.'
'I gained weight get over it,' she replied, inspiring other women who'd struggled with body issues to praise her on the social media platform.
Bebe flaunted her curves with a steamy black and white Instagram photo showing her in a black bra and matching panties to show that there wasn't anything wrong with 29, while also mentioning that she'd be turning 30 on August 30.
Electronic duo The Chainsmokers added their voices to the pro-Bebe crowd, though the didn't have much to say, only posting two love-struck emojis.
Singer and songwriter Justin Tranter had plenty to say, though.
'The bulls*** rules are finally changing and any 'gatekeepers' who are stuck in old patriarchal ways are just going to lose their 'gates' to fierce femme execs who allow their femme artists to the multidimensional artists superheroes they are.'
He also commented separately, simply writing, 'ICON!'
Model Leomie Anderson saluted Bebe for standing up for herself so publicly.
'Thanks you for not allowing these d***heads to make you shrink yourself to fit into their idea of what a woman in the music industry should be. You're bad b**** bebe and no I didn't stutter,' she wrote, capping it off with a clapping symbol.
R&B singer Tinashe simply wrote, 'Big yes,' while reality star Nichelle Hines added: 'Stunning BeBe! You are so fierce and so open and it's so Beautiful Babe.'
Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers made his thoughts known aside from his group's comment.
'Amen get it Bebe!' he wrote.
Singer Ne-Yo added similar sentiments: 'Amen mama.'
'You are ALL what we should be at 30!!!! Strong! Fierce! And Beautiful!' wrote artist Sara Shakeel.