Sadly, Ricki-Lee Coulter is no stranger to online bullying – but she’s hit back at the haters with one glorious Facebook post. The 29-year-old posted her rant over the weekend in response to the recent online bullying and body shaming of fitness guru, Kayla Itsines.
It’s already got almost 20,000 likes and hundreds of shares and comments.
The singer wrote:
"I read something on Kayla Itsines page today about how she posted a pic and she received a bucket load of comments calling her too skinny and anorexic and people saying she had gone too far. This is a woman who has built a business helping women get fit and healthy - and is an inspiration to millions of people around the world. Yet people can't help but criticise the way she looks. And it is something that I see here on my page all the time too."
Coulter added that she too has suffered online abuse for apparently appearing 'too skinny':
"Earlier this week I posted a pic of my make up before heading out to an event and I got the 'have you lost even more weight?' 'Too skinny' 'You look sick' comments. The funny part is that I just spent 3 months travelling around Europe on my honeymoon and hardly exercised, but ate EVERYTHING I wanted...and I'm probably about 5 or 6 kilos heavier than usual. So firstly, you're wrong. And secondly, why do you feel the need to say anything in the first place?"
"I'm genuinely concerned about why we have this culture that breeds negativity on social media and I am constantly baffled as to why people feel the need to comment nasty and negative things on another person's picture on social media. I know so many of you don't think that stating your opinion of someone's looks, or outfit, or weight is negative or nasty - but it is. You wouldn't go up to a person in real life and tell them you think they're outfit is ugly or that they're too skinny or that they're fat. You just wouldn't. You would stand back and b*tch to yourself or your friends...because you wouldn't have the balls to go and say those things to someone's face because it's incredibly rude to say something like that to a stranger, let alone someone you know."