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    Emma Stone Defends Her Body Against Haters: "We're Always Too Skinny or Too Fat"

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    Emma Stone is well aware there are haters out there who might not like her or the way she looks.

    But the 25-year-old actress says she tries not to validate Internet commenters by paying attention to the hurtful things they have to say.

    "I firmly believe that nothing really affects you or can really bother you if you don't already feel that way about yourself," the Amazing Spider-Man star says in a new interview with USA Today. "I've seen a lot of comments that say, 'Eat a sandwich' or 'She looks sick.' I've been looking at myself in the mirror being mean to myself. I'm not sick. I eat sandwiches."

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    "In no way is it my intention to be a bad example," Stone continues. "That has been kind of bothering me lately. I've shamed myself for it. We shame each other online. We're always too skinny or too fat or too tall or too short. They're just confirming this feeling I have about myself. I'm trying to figure my body out. It bothers me because I care so much about young girls. We're shaming each other and we're shaming ourselves, and it sucks."

    Andrew Garfield's other half says she also makes an effort not to be a mean girl.

    "When I make a comment about someone or I choose to gossip about someone and speculate about their body or their life or their face, it's usually a reflection of something I'm feeling myself," she reveals. "That has become ingrained in me. I'm trying to eliminate gossip from my own life."

    One fellow female star she admires? Divergent star Shailene Woodley. "She feels good about herself," Stone says. "I like being around women like that."

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