Ferne McCann has been speaking out about a very important topic – and she didn’t hold back.
Whilst taking a spot on the This Morning sofa today, the former TOWIE star took the opportunity to slam online trolls.
The 25-year-old said that body-shaming should be made illegal, something that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has also talked about before.
Talking about her former co-star, Ferne said, ‘My friend Lucy Mecklenburgh recently said body-shaming has got to stop – and she’s right.’
Lucy had been experiencing some nasty trolling on some of her Instagram pictures, with comments comparing her to a ’12 year old boy’.
Ferne continued, ‘Lucy works incredibly hard to get her body. She is seen to have the perfect body – what even is the perfect body? And she is still getting body-shamed.
‘This is something I feel passionately about. I think it should be illegal, body-shaming. They are sitting behind their keyboards. They don’t know… celebrity or not, what that person is feeling.’
Ferne went on to talk about a time that she experienced some negativity towards her own body: ‘My weight fluctuates and I put weight on last year when I broke my ankle and I stepped out wearing a silver dress and people weren’t very kind.
‘I always say that I’m not going to let the comments get to me, but they do. It hurts. There is a lot of pressure to look good.’
Oh, Ferne 🙁
She says, ‘We need to embrace being positive and be confident within our bodies…
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‘I’m 25 and I’m already feeling the pressure and it’s not right. We need to think about our children and our children’s children.’
With the hashtag #BodyShaming in the bottom corner of the screen, social media was quick to get involved, and the topic soon begun to trend in the UK.
Comments included: ‘Body shaming shouldn’t be a thing. What’s fat? What’s thin? What’s curvy? Only YOU get to decide. #BodyShaming’ and ‘Some people are just naturally skinny and some are just naturally curvy, who cares? It’s their body so leave them be. #bodyshaming’.
Another wrote, ‘I agree with everything @fernemccann has said everyone should be proud of their body and should embrace it body shaming is disgusting’ [sic].
Yes. It’s definitely time for body-shaming and trolling to stop.