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Storm Keating blasts ‘offensive’ comments about her weight as she’s accused of ‘promoting negative body image’ with bikini pictures

Storm Keating, who is married to singer Ronan Keating, called out ‘offensive’ comments about her body (Picture: Instagram)

Storm Keating has called out ‘offensive’ and ‘judgmental’ comments about her body after she shared a picture of herself wearing a bikini while hanging out with her son.

The fashion designer recalled being called hurtful names like ‘Skeletor’ and ‘toothpick’ when she was a child and how ‘insecure’ she felt about her body because she ‘didn’t feel “womanly”‘.

She posted the message in response to a comment she had on social media accusing her of ‘promoting a negative body image’.

Storm, who is married to singer Ronan Keating, said: ‘Last week I posted a photo of myself with my son on the beach. I was taken aback when my post was met by a few judgemental comments about my body size.

‘At first I wasn’t all that bothered because I know how these things go, but when the post kept getting traction & then the press started writing about it too, I’ve decided it would be constructive to address it. Not just for me, but for all women who are in a similar position to myself in one way or another.

‘Firstly I am not a stranger to people judging my body size, I have been thin my entire life like many other members of my extended family. As a kid I adopted unflattering nicknames like Skelator, Toothpick & Twiggy & was made to feel like a boy for not having curves & boobs.

‘I was insecure about my body for many years & didn’t feel feminine or ‘womanly’ because there is a strong message perpetuated that this is what it takes to look like a “real women”. As I got older I started enjoying the upside of having “skinny genes” and today feel grateful that I can eat what I want, when I want, and without having to worry about dieting or regular exercise routines.’

The mum-of-two, who recently underwent emergency spinal surgery, added that is ‘still a downside’ as people ‘assume that all woman with slight frames don’t eat’.

She went on: ‘This is simply not true and aside from being frustrating, this is also where it becomes offensive. One comment on my previous post claimed that the photo of my son & I on the beach was promoting negative body image, which basically implies that I shouldn’t post photos of myself and my children at the beach because of the way I look when wearing a swimsuit. That is absurd & rude.’

Storm stressed that people are ‘larger or skinnier than the “norm”‘ are still healthy and wanted to continue to spread positivity.

The blogger continued: ‘There is nothing unhealthy about me or my diet & I’d like to think that I promote a positive social media presence that focuses on wholesome values, family, kindness & love.’

Credit: Original article published here.

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