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Kayla Itsines Claps Back At Body Shamers Who Say She Is ‘Too Skinny’
By WH Staff | Sep 17, 2019
Being the mega-successful founder of the BBG workout plan and having a following of 11million plus on Instagram alone, Kayla Itsines is used to hearing from plenty of fans. The flipside? Becoming the target of nasty online behaviour.
But now the Aussie trainer has clapped back. In an IG post earlier this week, she addressed the people who’ve come at her with unnecessary and derisory comments.
‘You’re too skinny”, “You need to lift”, “You will struggle to have kids”…. you name it, I have heard it,’ she write on the caption.
‘But do I let these comments affect me in any way? Not at all. Bullying online or in person is something that I absolutely DO NOT tolerate ????????♀️. Not for myself, my family and DEFINITELY not for the #BBGcommunity. ‘
She went on to explain how she thinks about those who exhibit this sort of behaviour.
‘When someone says something hurtful to you, it is a reflection of themselves and how they feel – NOT you! Rather than directing your anger at them (and I know this is easier said than done), try to empathise with them.’
‘Learn about their circumstances. WHY did they say what they said? WHAT do they have going on in their personal situation? WHO made them think that it’s okay to talk to people that way? The more you understand the person who has bullied you, the more you can understand why they said what they did.’
She then detailed that empathy does not always translate to forgiveness. Instead, it’s all about knowing that the person in question likely has problems they’re dealing with – ‘and is just taking it out on you.’
Her final word?
‘Be STRONG. Keep your head UP. Don’t let them bring you down!! ???????? ’
This article originally appeared on Women’s Health UK.
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