Let’s say that the actress’ latest post didn’t slay per say…
A few days ago, Gellar shared a sexy photo of herself from an underwear shoot that she did in the past, telling her followers that she’d use this as a reminder to not over-eat during Thanksgiving..
While some of her followers thought that she looked amazing, others thought that this caption wasn’t a wise one to add.
Here’s what some of her followers commented:
“Is that where you place your value? On the size of your thighs? Or your protruding hip bones? Nothing positive comes from this post. Only narcissism and the bulls*** theory that women need to be skinny to be acceptable. You should remove this post. Immediate unfollow from me.”
“In every single reply, I reiterated that the wording of this post is the problem- it promotes diet culture and the idea that we should restrict in order to look thin. That’s the problem with this post. Again, one day of overeating is not something we should obsess over or feel guilty about. I find it very strange that there are people here who think that message is the offensive one.”
However, the star did apologize for her Instagram post:
“It’s come to my attention that some people think I was ‘fat shaming’ with this post. That could not be further from my intentions,” she said. “I love Thanksgiving and unfortunately my eyes are often bigger than my stomach, and I tend to eat so much I make myself sick. This was a joking reminder to myself not to do that. I’m terribly sorry that people were offended by my attempt at humor. Any one that knows me, knows I would never intentionally ‘shame’ any one on any basis. I am a champion of all people,” Gellar wrote.
Personally, even though I do believe the idea that as a society, we have this image that being thin is being healthy, Gellar did this post for herself without the idea to please anyone. I don’t believe that she wanted to offend anyone – I’ve been following her for a little bit now and all her posts promotes general women empowerment and laughter.
What do you think of this post? Do you think that she went a little too far with her caption?