Too big or too thin? Ashley Graham has had it!
The supermodel has spoken out in a Lenny Letter about the backlash she's received for supposedly losing weight and not staying true to her image as a plus-size model.
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After posting an photo (above) of herself in white crop top and skirt, the 28-year-old was shocked at how many of her fans condemned the picture.
"According to the comments, some people were upset because I appeared to be slimmer. (Knowing my angles is one thing, but I must be a magician to make people think I went from a size 14 to a size 6 in a week!) The reality is I haven't lost a pound this year. In fact, I'm actually heavier than I was three years ago, but I accept my body as it is today. I work out not to lose weight but to maintain my good health. And anyway, if I did want to lose weight, it would be no one's decision but my own."
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl also spoke of her frustration at never being "enough" for certain people:
"To some I'm too curvy. To others I'm too tall, too busty, too loud, and, now, too small — too much, but at the same time not enough. When I post a photo from a "good angle," I receive criticism for looking smaller and selling out. When I post photos showing my cellulite, stretch marks, and rolls, I'm accused of promoting obesity. The cycle of body-shaming needs to end. I'm over it."
We wholeheartedly agree.
It's crazy that fans are now turning on Ashley for not living up to their expectations. She doesn't have to live up to anyone's expectations but her own.
We hope some fans who criticized her have a better understanding of how she feels about the whole situation.
Good on Ashley for speaking out!
[Image via Instagram.]
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