Vicky Pattison has slammed “vile” people who body shame others on social media, as she shared candid snaps of her posing in a bikini.
The 32-year-old shared a lengthy statement about trolls, after Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague was recently targeted online.
Taking to Instagram, Vicky shared a photo of her posing in a bikini, alongside a more ‘real’ snap of her sitting down.
The former Geordie Shore star wrote: “Same girl, same body.. but I bet these pictures would get very different reactions if you seen one without the other?!”
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“And why?! Because magazines, men or just society has told us that the first image is sexy, desirable & aspirational & the second one is not. What a load of b*****ks (sorry).”
“Come on guys, we can do better than this, it’s 2020- we NEED to be doing better than this: WHEN ARE WE GOING TO START NORMALISING ALL BODIES?!”
Vicky, who is currently holidaying in Portugal, continued: “Over the last couple days I have tried my very best to ignore some of the hateful & unprogressive things that I’ve seen across social media.”
“You see as a rule of thumb I don’t read the comments that are on the daily mail – not about myself or about others – because quite frankly they are bad for the soul…”
“But over the last couple days a slew of them have been brought to my attention across other channels & I just want to say this…”
“If you are writing vile, unnecessary & cruel things on the internet about someone’s appearance who you do not know – you are unhappy, you are insecure & you need to take a good long look at yourself. OK?! Now that that is out the way we can move on to happier things ????????,” she wrote.
“I want to use my platform responsibly to try and educate, spread positivity & ultimately for good. So here goes.. The female body is a beautiful, powerful & impressive thing – they accomplish incredible physical feats, run marathons, run businesses, they create life for gods sake.”
“They are so much more than a clothes size, than a bad angle, than a number. So stop pigeon holing us- we aren’t fruit, don’t call us ‘pear shaped’, we aren’t defined by our ‘figures’ so don’t describe us as ‘skinny’ or ‘abit curvy’.”
“We are all beautiful, no matter what our shape or size & you best believe we bring more to the table than that. In fact ladies WE ARE THE WHOLE TABLE! ????” Vicky continued.
“We have cellulite, we have lumps bumps, rolls, stretch marks, scars & all things in between.. We are also all susceptible to Mother Nature, bloating ,good angles & bad.. in short we are perfectly imperfect & all the more beautiful for it.”
She added: “So ladies celebrate who you are, be proud of your shape & own your beauty- but know that you are so much more ????”
Vicky’s post comes after Molly-Mae Hague recently slammed cruel trolls for body shaming her in the comment section underneath a news article.
The Love Island star is currently in Ibiza with her boyfriend Tommy Fury, and photos of her in a bikini were published by the Daily Mail on Thursday.
Sadly, the picture piece attracted some nasty comments about Molly’s appearance, and a Twitter user shared a screenshot of the abuse she was getting in the comment section.
Alongside the screenshot, they wrote: “These comments are so vile. ‘Awful’ and ‘lardy’ is apparently how to describe a normal womans body??”
These comments are so vile. “Awful” and “lardy” is apparently how to describe a normal womans body?? pic.twitter.com/TLQB4nB3M9
— Ells ♡ (@ellakingsleyx) July 15, 2020
After the tweet started circulating on Twitter, Molly-Mae reposted it, and wrote: “I would genuinely love to know who writes these comments?”
“Like how can you actually write s**t like that and sleep at night? Beyond me,” she added.
I would genuinely love to know who writes these comments? Like how can you actually write shit like that and sleep at night? Beyond me https://t.co/8uD45in9LX
— Molly-Mae (@mollymaehague) July 16, 2020
Molly received support from her fellow Love Island stars, including Amber Gill.
Amber replied: “They’re actually f***ing weirdos man like who in their right mind would even go to the comment section to say ANYTHING. you have a lush body and tbh I’d love to see what they look like.”
Maura Higgins also reposted Molly’s tweet, and wrote: “BE F**CKING KIND!!!!! How many times do we have to say this?? ????”
BE F**CKING KIND!!!!! How many times do we have to say this?? ???? https://t.co/kjNtqWGWyb
— Maura Higgins (@MauraHiggins) July 16, 2020
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