Laura Whitmore hits out at trolls who skinny-shame her by saying she's a 'terrible' role model
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Laura Whitmore has hit out at trolls who have criticised her body by saying she's a 'terrible' role model.
The former Love Island host, 37, has opened up about the impact that unwanted comments about her body online has had on her.
The mum-of-one said she got 'so angry' when people told her she is 'far too skinny' after she recently shared a photo on social media.
"I'm all about body confidence," she told Women's Fitness Magazine.
"In my job, I've obviously been scrutinised a lot when in the public eye, and I'm totally against it when people decide to comment on my body.
"I posted a photo on my Instagram recently, and a follower thought they had the right to say I looked far too skinny and was a terrible role model for girls - this made me so angry.
Laura added: "It is not right to say things about our bodies - you never know what is going on in people's lives.
"To say people are too thin or too fat - I dislike all of that.
"We should all feel comfortable in our own skin, no matter what size we are.
"The narrative has changed so much when it comes to body shape.
"I know my body has gone through a lot since having a baby. People have no right to make bad comments."
Last summer, the former Celebrity Juice captain announced that she was leaving the ITV2 dating series after replacing the late Caroline Flack in 2020.
Back in January 2020, Laura said that she was given a cruel nickname by children at school because of her weight.
"I used to get bullied for being so small," Laura told The Sun.
"I was really short until I was 16 then I grew a foot taller.
"I was always called 'skinny mini Laura' and I wanted boobs and curves."
She added: “Then you get to your twenties and suddenly you have got these big boobs and big arse and I’m like, ‘Why was I complaining?’
“I could be 7ft tall and I’d still love longer legs. I don’t like my bum, as it’s too big. Or my nose because it’s too small. It’s like a child’s nose.”