Emily Ratajkowski is feeling summertime. The model and actor, who also started her own swimwear line called Inamorata in 2017, posted a cute pic of herself and her friend Caitlin King sunnin’ their buns on Instagram. What better way to model the cool swimsuits, right?
But because this is Instagram, and we just can’t have nice things, some commenters accused Ratajkowski of putting King in the picture to make herself look better. Or to make King look bad? It’s not really clear. Either way, there were comments body-shaming King and other ones accusing Ratajkowski of body-shaming King and it was just a big ol’ mess.
See, King’s butt is a different size than Ratajkowski’s, and apparently a lot of people think that’s bad somehow. They’ve already decided that King’s butt does not belong in a picture with Ratajkowski’s butt, and now they’re projecting onto Ratajkowski their own inability to see beauty.
Here are just a few examples of the cruel comments.
But Ratajkowski is not about that BS. Inamorata’s goal is to “reject the old tired myths about body image” and “embrace the full spectrum of the female form.” She hit back at the shamers in the comments and in her Instagram stories.
In the comments, she wrote, “I love my friends body and boh her and I think she looks great here! And I’m proud she’s rocking my suits. All the haters are crazy. Just because you’re used to seeing one body type on the internet doesn’t mean that that’s the only kind that should be considered “beautiful.”
She also posted the picture to her Instagram stories, with text on it reading, “I love my girls body and her and I both think she looks great here and that this is a very cute pic of us getting severe suburns. I’m so proud she wears my suits. Different bodies are beautiful and I hope y’all learn that soon.”
And of course ALL the comments weren’t mean.
At least some people are kind and reasonable! There’s hope for us yet.