Amanda Seyfried Apologizes To Something Navy Influencer Arielle Charnas For ‘Thin-Shamming’ Her

Amanda Seyfried is speaking out about unrealistic body image.

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Arielle Charnas, the influencer behind the Something Navy brand, took to Instagram on Tuesday sharing a bikini photo of her post-baby body captioning it: “Proud of my body after two kids.”

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Proud of my body after two kids 💚

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Many followers responded to the post, insinuating Charnas as “tone-deaf” and promoting an “unhealthy” body image, with one user writing: “This is a super super unrealistic goal for 99 per cent of women post or pre-baby.”

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One of the negative comments was from Amanda Seyfried’s friend who encouraged Charnas to acknowledge how her wealth has given her the ability to “bounce back after childbirth.”

She continued: “You are glorifying an unhealthy body image in a world that already fetishizes the adolescent female form.”

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The “Mamma Mia!” star was quick to stand behind her friend, taking to her own Instagram to re-post the extensive comment with her added commentary.

“F**k it – this is feed material. My very smart friend (again-not tagging) wrote this on a semi-influencer’s feed and she blocked both of us (even though I didn’t tag her-at least she’s getting the message),” Seyfried wrote in the caption.

“If we’re ready to get paid for flaunting our lifestyle (and inspiring some in the meantime) we have to be open to the discussions surrounding what we’re promoting,” she continued.

After receiving some backlash for calling out Charnas, Seyfried posted another photo with an overlaying text reading: “INFLUENCE = POWER. And if you’re taking advantage of that – EMPOWER.”

 

In response to Seyfried’s Instagram posts, Charnas took to her now-expired stories saying she’s being “bullied” and “punished” for being skinny.

The actress then apologized for anyone you felt “bullied or thin-shamed”.

“If you know me or are familiar with any of my beliefs or stances you’ll recognize that it isn’t in my character to tear down anyone for ‘being who they are’. Each of us has the ability and the freedom to say and do as we choose. However, as I’m acutely aware, there’s a price tag for the group of people who find themselves with a platform to stand on. You have to be aware of the message you’re sending and be able to back it up when faced with criticism (not just praise). Hold yourselves accountable instead of using the terms above. The only thing I’d take back is exactly how I started this debate. I desperately wish it hadn’t targeted (or blasted) one person (there are MANY who engage in this questionable messaging) and instead started a cleaner, general conversation. No one needs to tear anyone apart. And I regret that it’s present right now. To the lady in question: I’m sorry for the truly negative feels you’ve endured because of this. Aside from the messy detour? The bigger, important message seems to filtering through and helping a lot of women feel supported. And that’s the name of the game.”

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To all who feel bullied or thin-shamed during our recent social media discussion: If you know me or are familiar with any of my beliefs or stances you’ll recognize that it isn’t in my character to tear down anyone for “being who they are”. Each of us has the ability and the freedom to say and do as we choose. However, as I’m acutely aware, there’s a price tag for the group of people who find themselves with a platform to stand on. You have to be aware of the message you’re sending and be able to back it up when faced with criticism (not just praise). Hold yourselves accountable instead of using the terms above. The only thing I’d take back is exactly how I started this debate. I desperately wish it hadn’t targeted (or blasted) one person (there are MANY who engage in this questionable messaging) and instead started a cleaner, general conversation. No one needs to tear anyone apart. And I regret that it’s present right now. To the lady in question: I’m sorry for the truly negative feels you’ve endured because of this. Aside from the messy detour? The bigger, important message seems to filtering through and helping a lot of women feel supported. And that’s the name of the game.

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