December 1, 2021
BATMAN & ROBIN, Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone revisits body-shaming press while promoting Batman & Robin: ‘Justice for Batgirl!’

Years after the discharge of Batman & Robin, Alicia Silverstone is revisiting her iconic function as Batgirl by way of an impassioned TikTok fan who’s talking some laborious truths.

“I want justice for Alicia Silverstone!” proclaims the fan, who goes by the title of foreversymone on TikTok. “You had her f—ed up!”

She goes on to indicate an instance of a press headline from 1997 that reads “A Weighty Issue,” the place Silverstone’s physique is in comparison with Babe the Pig.

“That’s so mean!” exclaims Silverstone, who in a duet mode recorded herself watching the video and reacting to the tirade.


“They were obsessed with her weight,” continues the fan. “As a fat woman who grew up obsessed with Clueless, who grew up obsessed with this movie that is pure camp, it just makes me very frustrated to know that… she couldn’t have been more than 130 and they were straight-up ripping on her constantly over this.”

Silverstone, for her half, nodded in resigned settlement when the burden remark took place and in addition added “I love you” because the tirade went on. In the meantime, the fan referred to as on particular publications to make amends.

Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl | Credit score: Everett Assortment; Kevin Mazur/Getty Photos

“Say you’re sorry to Alicia Silverstone!” she demanded as Silverstone thanked her, showing to be reveling in some overdue justice.

In 2020, Silverstone mirrored on Batman & Robin‘s lower than favorable press experiences in an interview with The Guardian.

“They would make fun of my body when I was younger. It was hurtful but I knew they were wrong. I wasn’t confused,” she mentioned. “I knew that it was not right to make fun of someone’s body shape, that doesn’t seem like the right thing to be doing to a human.”

The Clueless star went on to confess that the expertise virtually stopped her from appearing, however she was capable of finding a brand new life on this planet of theater and tv earlier than pivoting to Netflix, the place she at the moment stars as Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer in The Child-Sitter’s Membership. And reflecting on the expertise, she says she realized lots from how she reacted on the time.

“I didn’t say ‘f— you’ and come out like a warrior but I would just walk away and go, ‘Okay, I know what that is and I’m done, I’m not going near that again,'” she informed The Guardian.