Bridget Malcolm should be celebrating since she just walked down the Victoria’s Secret catwalk for the second time, but instead, she’s defending herself against body shaming internet trolls.
The 25-year-old Australian model responded to those who accused of her being anorexic last year in a recent interview with The Daily Telegraph, explaining that she “doesn’t have an eating disorder.”
“I do not have an eating disorder — or a suit of armor,’ she said, insinuating how hurtful the comments are. “Eating disorders are a mental disorder and a horrific thing for people and their loved ones to go through. There’s a whole world out there beyond your screen. Go fill your short time on this earth seeing it.”
She went on to explain that a model’s job is similar to that of an athlete’s; being health-conscious and taking care of their bodies is literally part of the job.
“Whether it’s fat or skinny-shaming, it’s such a superfluous thing to do to someone,” she told Stellar magazine when asked about body shaming. “It’s so irrelevant to who they are as a person.”
Malcolm initially responded to the social media trolls who called her anorexic with a biting post last year. It had a similar message — body shaming, in every form, is irrelevant and you just look like an a**hole when putting your two cents out there.
“Can we STOP with the skinny shaming please?” she wrote. “I am extremely fit and healthy and am not in the slightest way anorexic. I have worked hard to look like this and am proud of my body. I may not be the curviest, but I am a woman who has every right to look the way I do.”
She continued, “Maybe today take a look inside yourself and wonder why you feel the need to shame strangers over the internet about their bodies.”
A-freaking-men. Leave the girl alone. No type of body shaming is acceptable — ever.