‘You can’t please everybody’: Céline Dion responds to trolls with a confident message

By Sarah Walker

Celine Dion is well aware that body shamers have been negatively commenting on her appearance on social media, and she’s having none of it.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the songstress clapped back at those who say she’s “too thin” by flexing her bicep.

“Is there anything wrong about my body?” she asked. “I do ballet. I do a lot of stretching and I work out because it helps my mind, body, and soul. When you go back, when I was 12 years old, my face was rounder because you have more fat when you’re younger… But I’ve always been very thin.”

She also made it clear she isn’t letting her naysayers get her down, and says she knows that being in the public eye opens her up to more criticism.

"If you don't want to be criticized, you are in the wrong place. I take the positive. I take what's good for me. I leave behind what is not good for me. I let my management take care of that, and if it hurts anyone, they will take care of that. And I need to focus on what's right for me, how I feel and, last but not least, you can't please everybody."

Céline was absolutely on fire on the opening night of her world tour in Québec City on Sept. 18! Photo: © Alice Chiche/AFP/Getty Images

The 51-year-old, who recently had to postpone part of her world tour because of a throat virus, went on to note it’s the support of her fans that ultimately matters.

"I just wanted them to know that through the years, through my whole life… They have been there for me."

This isn't the first time the mom of three has shut down talk of her physique.

Back in April she told People she had lost a couple pounds, but that she was happy and healthy because of ballet.

“I do this four times a week,” she said. “People say, ‘She’s a lot thinner,’ but I’m working hard. I like to move and (weight loss) comes with it.”

She also told ABC News, “I feel stronger, more beautiful, more grounded… There’s this power and this strength that comes with that maturity.”

Celine’s Courage world tour kicked off in Quebec City in September, while an album of the same name will be released in November.

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