Kaia Gerber is the hottest “It” girl in fashion right now, but some on the internet think she’s perpetuating a negative body standard. On Monday, the 16-year-old model posted an Instagram picture of her lounging on a couch in a white bikini. The shot was simple: Gerber casually laid on a blue sofa while sporting a neat topknot and a high-waisted two-piece. And though the picture wasn’t a far cry from Gerber’s typical California-esque selfies, some users took the photo as an opportunity to body-shame her.
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The shamers primarily deemed Gerber’s body as “too skinny” and “unhealthy.” They also accused Gerber of setting a poor example to her followers by “glamorizing” her thin frame. Many commenters also lashed out at the Gerber’s mom, supermodel Cindy Crawford, for not advising her daughter to “eat more.” Crawford was accused of putting Gerber at a health risk because of her weight. A few of the comments included:
“Poor young girl..You are too skinny..How can your mother let you do this?It’s too dangerous for tour health.Not enough Weight induce cardiovascular problems…” “You’re sweet, but you definitely need to eat something. And your mom should be advising you to.” “I’m not trying to judge you or your mom because you do have a strong mom but if this is from trying to be skinny for modeling. You are too thin my dear but if you eat well and naturally this way. I apologize!!”