Daisy Ridley has found herself having to answer back to criticism that she’s ‘too thin’.
The Star Wars actress took to Instagram to post a poignant message asking people to think twice about condemning women for their body shape.
‘I’m just a normal girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, just like Rey’, she wrote.
‘I will not apologise for how I look, what I say and how I live my life cause what’s happening inside is much more important anyway and I am striving to be the best version of myself, even if I stumble along the way.’
Explaining what spurred her on to write the post, the A-lister explained: ‘It seems apt to get tagged in this a day after I received misogynistic comments on my #IWD post.’
The Instagram user in question accused Ridley of setting ‘unrealistic expectations’ due to her slender frame, adding that young girls should grow up knowing that ‘real women have curves’.
Daisy’s fans then launched into an attack on the user, which she explained was really not what she wanted.
‘Remember that expression, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Kindness isn’t going to cure the world of all its awfulness but it’s a good place to begin’, she added.
The 23-year-old then went on to encourage acceptance of women of all kinds, regardless of shape, size, ethnicity or marital status.
‘”Real women” are all shapes and sizes, all ethnicities, all levels of brave, have families, don’t have families’, she said. ‘I am a “real woman” like every other woman in this world.’