Chloe Madeley is known for her incrediblely fit body – in fact, she’s made a career out of it. So it’s hardly surprising that she likes to show it off every now and then.
The 28-year-old daughter of presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan often takes to her Instagram account to celebrate her rock hard abs, but her latest selfie seems to have provoked a pretty nasty reaction.
Chloe shared an unretouched photo of her incredible abs from a shoot next to the retouched version, and wrote: ‘Unairbrushed (left) V Airbrushed (right). This felt good to look at.’ We can imagine!
But just a day later, the fitness devotee was forced to return to her account to express her anger and disappointment at the hateful comments her picture received.
Sharing a picture of a user saying there was ‘nothing feminine’ about her body, the TV presenter replied: ‘What’s disgusting is not my body, or any human body for that matter – fat, thin, muscley, curvy, size 6-16, none of the above are disgusting.
‘What’s disgusting is your brain, that has been brainwashed into thinking anything other than ‘feminine’ is disgusting. What’s disgusting is your mouth/hands for saying it/typing it out loud to women. What’s disgusting is your ego, for presuming that you know what ‘feminine is’.’
And she wasn’t done there. ‘Imagine if I came to your page and started calling you disgusting’, she continued. ‘I would never do that. Because as ‘disgusting’ as you might think I look on the outside, my character is warm and compassionate and supportive of all, especially women.
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‘The same cannot be said for you, I’m afraid. Conclusion? I win. You lose. Now get the f**k off my page with your negative b******t opinion that nobody gives a flying f**k about. Bye bye. Off you f**k.’
After she posted, messages of suport came flooding in for the star, with many praising Madeley for standing up to her bullies.
‘Loved this reply. Hate being told that being muscly is not feminine!’ one wrote.
‘Totally agree! Women should support one another… Well done @madeleychloe for saying what we all think. Girl Power’, wrote another.
Girl power indeed. Now, isn’t it about time we all started celebrating each other’s bodies, instead of slating them? We say YES.