Pristin: a masterpiece created in the depths of Pledis. Ten talented, sweet young girls destined to be stars. Following in the footsteps of their predecessors, Seventeen, their choreography is impeccable. Each of their members are incredible in their own right–two of them are former I.O.I. members–but today I want to talk about Kyla.

Kyla Massie, the giggly angel in the picture above, was born on December 26, 2001. When she was young, she liked Dora and Spongebob. Her brother, Luke, adores her and says she’s humble and quiet. She was in Orange Caramel’s My Copycat music video.

So why am I listing her accomplishments? Why am I celebrating her in the first place? Because I want people to remember that she is so much more than her weight. She is beautiful and ambitious and inspiring. She is constant source of light not only for her fans but for her members and her family. When we speak about her, we should talk about these things. Her weight shouldn’t even be an option.

Kyla is also, first and foremost, a child. So any opinion on her weight and appearance is irrelevant. She’s also her own person so even if she weren’t a child, any opinion on her weight and appearance would still be irrelevant.

I have no time and no patience to mention people who only spread negativity so I’ll only say this: Kyla does not need your opinion about her body. She’s accomplished more in her lifetime than anything some twenty-two year old koreaboo with a video camera has and she will continue to thrive and rise above the hate long after people have forgotten his name.

Unfortunately, Kyla is taking a break due to health issues, but until her return I will be sending her love and lots of rest.

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