Ireland Baldwin opens up about the criticisms she receives on social media.
The model daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger took to Instagram to discuss fatphobia. To entice her followers’ attention, she posted a thirst trap — showing a busty display in a tight bikini top.
Exposing Major Cleavage
Ireland sported a yellow number that boasted padded cups and a plunging neckline that displayed a tantalizing amount of her décolletage. It also had narrow straps that went over her shoulders, highlighting her toned arms.
In the picture, the 26-year-old stood in front of a mirror while holding her phone with her left hand. She angled the mobile device in line with her shoulder and took the snap.
“So yesterday, Instagram took down a set of old throwback photos I posted of my covered, nude body,” Ireland began.
She continued, “I’m not posting this to get into it about instagram’s f–ked up censorship issues… But I wanted to discuss a message I received from a stranger,” adding, “It was quite wordy, and she brought up a lot of points. But one thing stuck with me and this isn’t the first time I’ve received this criticism.”
Ireland went on and shared that the person, a woman, told her she was “fatphobic for posting photos of my body on here and mentioned that I’m spreading a harmful message by posting images of myself.”
Denying The Allegation
She explained, “Today is one of those rainy days that I’m stuck inside not feeling too great, so I’m already not in the best of moods. But I want to be VERY clear about something. In NO way is what I chose to post on my page fatphobic, let alone YOUR business.”
Ireland noted that she adores “all body types.”
She added, “so long as YOU are happy in the body you’re in. You can be thin, fit, or fat and be unhealthy. BMI isn’t always an indicator of one’s health.”
Ireland Acknowledges All Body Types
The “Grudge Match” star also stressed that “all bodies are different.”
“Is it medically proven that people that put on a lot of excess UNHEALTHY weight are more at risk for certain problems later down the line? Yes. Though, can the most fit people have all kinds of health issues? Double yes! All bodies are different,” Ireland stated. “All bodies metabolize differently, have different genetics. SO MANY FACTORS. I’m never pushing diet teas and horse shit supplements that don’t work on my page. I never will. I post my body because, well it’s my page, and 2, because I am proud of how far I’ve come with my own body dysmorphia and image acceptance.”
She also clarified, “By posting my own body, I am not encouraging anyone to look like me! I don’t unrealistically edit my images to encourage people to look like this unrealistic version of myself. I empathize tremendously with people’s pain but sometimes I call b-llsh-t and think people need to get a grip. Let people use their platforms to be who they want to be and be proud of themselves. You don’t know how people struggle behind the curtain,” adding, “I will never allow fatphobia on my page ever and in no way is posting my own body fatphobic.”
Ireland Receives Positive Responses
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Fans applaud her for speaking out.
“You were very brave and bold for posting the photos. They were absolutely beautiful. Thank you for always sharing your truth,” one commented.
“Well this post just made the sun come out,” added another supporter.