Sarah Michelle Gellar faced a serious social media backlash after she shared a “reminder” to herself about overeating before the big holiday. Monday afternoon, she posted professional shots of herself in a bra and underwear, writing: “I’m just going to pin these up all over my house as a reminder not to overeat on Thursday #thanksgivingprep,”
That did NOT go over well with her Instafans…
Internet users weren’t laughing. Instead, critics took issue with the comment and weighed in. “Skinny doesn’t make you beautiful or healthy. Overeating one day isn’t going to hurt you. healthy is a state of mind not a state of body,” one woman wrote.
“Diet culture if a hell of a drug, girl,” another added. “Buffy, please don’t promote diet culture. Not the kind of message we should be sending,” someone else asked. “Usually love your posts but I’m seriously against ‘thinspiration.’ It’s a core of most eating disorders,” a fan wrote.
As criticism mounted, Gellar realized she had to clarify her comments.
“It’s come to my attention that some people think I was ‘fat shaming’ with this post. That could not be further from my intentions. I love Thanksgiving and unfortunately my eyes are often bigger than my stomach, and I tend to eat so much I make myself sick. This was a joking reminder to myself not to do that,” she explained. “I’m terribly sorry that people were offended by my attempt at humor. Any one that knows me, knows I would never intentionally “shame” any one on any basis. I am a champion of all people.”
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