Leah Messer Addresses Bikini Photo Skinny-Shaming
There’s no need to be alarmed, Teen Mom 2 fans — Leah Messer is doing just fine whether you think so or not.
The mom of three has been facing backlash this week after she posted this bikini photo on Instagram in which she appears alarmingly slim.
Followers commented on her shrinking frame and expressed concern for her safety, with some fans even accusing her of going back on drugs!
But the 24-year-old, who’s naturally skinny to begin with, has released a statement confirming she is doing just fine and is eating plenty, but also saying we should stop focusing so much on women’s bodies.
"First and foremost, there is much more to women than our bodies," Leah told Refinery29. "Yet many women seem to continually judge others, not by their character, but by their bodies. There are many more important issues going on in the world today than whether or not I had enough to eat for breakfast. (Side note: I had plenty)."
She continued, "We should be focused on spreading love and kindness instead of mean-spirited bullying. Thankfully I am in a beautiful place in my life raising three wonderful, kind, loving and confident little girls.
“The last thing I would want for them is to feel that they, too, could be ridiculed for their bodies. So let's stop with the shaming, start supporting one another, and focus on what really matters."
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
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Leah is mom to three little girls — 6-year-old twins Ali and Aleeah, and 3-year-old Adalynn — and it’s more important for them to be happy and healthy than worry about what they look like. But, disclaimer, they are all pretty darn cute:
After speaking out on the skinny-shaming, the West Virginia gal posted this selfie to Instagram to say she is “proud of the women god is creating me into!”
Glad to see she’s on the up and up!
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