“Body-shaming in all forms is inexcusable.”
Unfortunately, we’ve been seeing a lot of body shaming happening to high-profile women this year.
On the other side of the coin, in April Giuliana Rancic addressed the ongoing criticism her slender frame cops from the public, stating, “I’m sorry that some people think I’m disgustingly skinny, as they put it, but there’s nothing I can do… I want to look fit and beautiful and sexy, and I can’t.”
Now, Australian actress and model Isabelle Cornish has condemned her body shamers on Instagram, only to receive instant backlash.
The Puberty Blues star, who is soon launching her own health and fitness website, is regularly criticised by her followers for being ‘too thin’. Last week, Cornish — yes, she’s Abbie’s little sister — finally hit back by sharing a photo of herself at the beach (below) and a firm message for her detractors.
"No one should feel like their body isn't 'good enough'. Everyone is different. There is no perfect one size for all. I may be smaller than other people but I am fit and healthy! I work out, I am very athletic and I nourish my body with a good diet," the 20-year-old wrote.
"Body-shaming in all forms is inexcusable. Stop comparing yourself to others and spread love and confidence not negative body image messages!"
Evidently, this message still wasn't good enough for many of her 177,000 followers.
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While some responded with supportive, fist-pumping comments, others remained critical, often framing it as 'concern' for the actress' health. Here's just a sample of their comments:
Too fat, too skinny, too curvy, not enough curves — us women just can't catch a break, can we?