Pop diva Mariah Carey has recently been under harsh criticism for her physical appearance after revealing a more fuller figure during her Las Vegas residency.
After appearing on stage in one of her signature glittery get-ups, Carey was attacked by fans for looking like a “sausage encased in glitter.” Another wrote, “she’s a big fat lump.”
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWiIllams) July 19, 2017
Soon after, Carey appeared in a photo spread in Paper magazine. Fans were quick to point out that the “Always Be My Baby” artist looked anything but lifelike, many accusing the magazine of retouching the celeb to the point of being unrecognizable.
An Instagram commenter claimed Carey could “not accept” the realities of aging and turned to photo-altering in order to maintain her famously svelte figure.
All the negativity may have finally affected the singer’s projected confidence. According to an insider, Carey has replaced the mirrors in her home with “skinny mirrors,” In Touch reports.
The mirrors allegedly have the ability to make the singer appear 20 pounds thinner. And apparently, she can’t get enough. The source says Carey spends “hours looking at her reflection.”
The source adds that Carey’s mood has “drastically” changed since the installation. She’s been on the record discussing her flawed and difficult relationship with her body before. The Grammy award winner told the Sunday Times in March 2016:
“I am a pretty insecure person. But I have to get over that because this is the reality of my life. I look better than I looked a few months ago, but I am definitely not one of those people who says, ‘I look amazing today.'”
She decided to attempt to diet, but her outlook could only be self-described as “bleak:”
“I overuse the word because there is a lot of bleakness going on. My bleak diet is horrendous, but I don’t want to tell anyone about it because it’s none of their business.”
Mariah, whom the insider adds is “very much in denial about her weight right now” may have found a new way to combat insecurities — if just for a fleeting moment.