When a celebrity posts a photo of themselves on Instagram, it’s inevitable there will be a mixed bag of comments from people desperate for people to hear their opinions – no matter how ‘off’ they may be.
This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby found that fans were quick to pass judgment on her weight when she shared an Instagram pic of herself and her husband Dan Baldwin before last night’s Glamour Awards.
The beautiful TV presenter looked slender in the photo – something many had a view on.
“Where are you disappearing to Holly?” asked one Instagram user.
“Holly you don’t look like you no more,” declared one fan.
“Is it the photo or has Holly lost more than half of her weight?” added another.
“Holly you have lost so much weight how have you managed it,” wrote one. “Please don’t lose anymore you have gone too thin but still very pretty [sic] xx.”
Another added: “Your curves were fab now your face looks too gaunt!!”
“That picture makes you look so thin but saw you on telly yesterday and you look normal so suppose this been touched up somehow,” wrote another.
Other fans were quick to leap to Holly’s defence.
“Skinny shaming is just as bad as fat shaming!” wrote one. “Jealousy is what’s ugly.”
“Stunning Holly,” wrote another. “Why are people being so horrible with the comments. Just being nasty, say nothing if you haven’t got something nice to say!”
“You are just a beautiful lady inside and out I love your style [sic].” added another fan. “I wish I could look half as good as you do.”
Holly has retained a dignified silence about the comments, and has previously admitted that she doesn’t want to share weight or diet tips because she’s interviewed people with eating disorders.
“I don’t want to encourage eating disorders,” she said.
“I try not to focus too much on my appearance. As long as I’m being healthy, that’s good enough for me.
“I actually avoid talking about my diet and exercise regime because I’ve interviewed so many people affected by eating disorders.
“I know that some people in chat rooms can really fixate on other people’s diets.”