After sharing a remarkable anti-body-shaming post, model Ireland Baldwin has dished on what sparked the revelation.
"I got a really positive response," Baldwin said to ET. "A lot of people I know needed to hear it that week, for some weird reason. So, I don't know. I was kind of a voice for some people, some friends of mine that were going through something personal, and I was like, I have to... I have to say something."
She continued, "I just think a lot of people get shamed for being who they are, and there's nothing wrong with being who you are and looking the way you look, as long as you're healthy and happy. So, I felt the need to say something that week, so I did."
The 21-year-old model originally posted the photo on June 1, and it racked up 14,000 likes. She then followed that up with another topless photo that flaunted her tattoos.
"Most days I'm self conscious, but today I love every curve and edge. Your body should be treated with the dignity and respect it deserves," she wrote. "What the is even the point of social media if you can't be who you truly are?
You can see the photo and its full caption below.
This is who I am, take it or leave. I am not going to be body shamed for being pale or not stick thin. I'm not going to spend hours photoshopping my authenticity away. I'm not going to beat myself up for not looking like someone else. I'm not going to be told that I'm damaged goods because of my tattoos. Most days I'm self conscious, but today I love every curve and edge. Your body should be treated with the dignity and respect it deserves. I want to be as real as possible with everyone that follows me because to be quite honest, what the is even the point of social media if you can't be who you truly are? I'm not here to mindfuck all of you into believing I am something that I'm not. I'm forever on a journey of finding my better self and I will continue to work as hard as I can to make MYSELF proud. Today I hope everyone is proud of who they are and can recognize what they can accomplish! 🌹