Lucy Hale is a very successful young actress who is coming off a lengthy stint on Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars.
The star has been very open about her personal life and the things she went through in her younger years, but fans are less than impressed with a recent comment she made on Instagram.
The actress uploaded a picture of herself with her father in honor of Father’s Day. She’s not the only celebrity who took to social media to celebrate the day, but she probably caused the most controversy.
“You taught me to have soul. I love you daddy,” Hale captioned the below picture.
Now, it seems like an innocent enough post, but it’s what Lucy wrote in the comments after posting it that caused all of the drama.
“Ugh, I was so fat,” she shared.
It certainly seems like a bizarre statement to make, especially considering the fact most of her fans are young girls.
One commenter said, “Oh great, just what we need. Women with celebrity status body shaming themselves and therefore thousands of girls who are of normal weight. Good grief.”
“@lucyhale this is fat? What an unhealthy mentality,” said another.
There were some fans who seemed genuinely concerned for the star after her comment.
“Lucy, you are beautiful, don’t ever think you look fat, you’re the most beautiful person i’ve ever seen, inside & out,” one fan began, before concluding, “Don’t think that about yourself, you’re better than that, we love you Lucy, and your beautiful body.”
Another fan decided to educate people on eating disorders while stressing that people should not be attacking Lucy during this time.
“I’ve been struggling with anorexia my entire life. A lot of these comments are really missing the point and targeting your character when your character shouldn’t even be in question,” the lengthy post begins.
“As a person who knows what it’s like to look at pictures from three years ago, and even three months ago, I know how often I regard that girl as ‘fat.’ More often than not I call the girl in the mirror that, too.”
“I really hope you know your worth as a person, and I’m sure you do. You didn’t ask for it, but you’re someone that people look up to. I’m just sorry that some of them don’t understand the disease. Take care, Lucy. I’ll always think you’re beautiful.”
Lucy was candid about her eating disorder in an interview with Cosmopolitan in 2012, saying: “I’ve never really talked about this, but I would go days without eating. Or maybe I’d have some fruit and then go to the gym for three hours. I knew I had a problem… It was a gradual process, but I changed myself.”
The star has yet to respond to any of the comments. What do you think about all of this?
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