Last week, Mariah Carey took the stage one last time during the final night of her Las Vegas residency at Ceasar's Palace. The only problem? People were more focused on her weight, rather than her performance. A witness exclusively told In Touch of her July 18 performance, "Some audience members immediately started whispering about her appearance — her costumes were incredibly revealing and tight. She looked bigger all over, but Mariah was flaunting every curve."
The body shamers didn't hold back, either. "One audience member said she looked like a sausage encased in glitter," said the witness, "and others were saying she needs to change her clothes." Online body shamers were even more cutthroat. "She’s a big fat lump," one commenter wrote, while another compared the superstar, 48, to a sumo wrestler. "I feel sorry for those dancers who have to pick her up."
Mariah Carey in a photo from February 2017 (left) and at Caesar's Palace on July 18.
Those around the diva know not to bring up her weight. "No one on her team would dare tell her that an outfit is too snug or that she should lay off the late-night cocktails, sweets and refrigerator raids. If they did, they’d be looking for a new job,” said a Mariah insider. A source told In Touch, the singer has been bingeing on her six-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe’s Pop-Tarts and SpaghettiOs. "But Mariah doesn’t really care about the fact that she’s put on some weight," said the source. "She’s proud of her curvaceous body." You go, girl!
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