Amanda Seyfried criticized influencer Arielle Charnas for promoting unethical body images. She called out a Something Navy influencer for a bikini picture on Instagram.
Arielle Charnas is an Instagram influencer. Earlier this week, she took to social media to share a photo of herself in a bikini. She told her followers that she is “proud” of her body even after having two kids. In response to the post, many people noted that the picture promoted an “unrealistic” and “unhealthy” body image to the world.
Charnas runs Something Navy, a lifestyle and clothing brand. She received both positive and negative comments on the post. Many people said that she promoted an “unrealistic” image that is only possible for her because she has child-carers for her children and enough income to exercise regularly.
Seyfried took the side of the people who wrote critical comments to Charnas’s post. One of these was a friend of Seyfried’s. The actress shared her friend’s response on her own Instagram page on Tuesday. Charnas had deleted this comment.
Charnas replied back in her Instagram Story.
“Why am I being bullied for posting myself in a bathing suit? I should be punished because I’m thin and worked hard to be fit after giving birth to two kids?” Charnas asked. “I’m not responsible for making people feel good about themselves. I am healthy and proud of who I am and the body I have. If you are going to attack me for me being me on my own page then you will be blocked, I don’t have time for that.”
Moreover, Charnas had her second child in June 2018. She also noted that she has a nanny, but that it “has absolutely NOTHING to do with my body and for random women to tell me I should be crediting them for my figure and my ‘excessive workouts’ is actually disgusting.”
However, Amanda who publicly criticized the social media influencer Arielle Charnas returned to Instagram with an apology.
Seyfried addressed her message to “all who [felt] bullied or thin-shamed” throughout the debacle, writing, “If you know me or are familiar with any of my beliefs or stances you’ll recognize that it isn’t in my character to tear down anyone for ‘being who they are.'”
Furthermore, Seyfried concluded by saying that she regrets making an example out of Charnas’ platform.
Charnas has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and she did not directly address Amanda’s comments.