Sarah Michelle Gellar is taking some heat for her recent Instagrampost about Thanksgiving. On Monday, she posted some photos from a lingerie shoot she did, writing, “I’m just going to pin these up all over my house as a reminder not to overeat on Thursday #ThanksgivingPrep.”
Fans didn’t like that at all. In the comments, people accused her of “fat shaming” and promoting a mentality linked to eating disorders. Here’s what they had to say:
- One user reminded her that one day of pigging out isn’t going to hurt anyone. “Skinny doesn’t make you beautiful or healthy,” the person wrote. “Overeating one day isn’t ging to hurt you, healthy is a state of mind not a state of body.”
- Another disappointed fan warned her about encouraging people to diet. “Diet culture is a hell of a drug, girl,” the user noted. “Usually love your posts, but I’m seriously against ‘thinspiration.’ It’s a core of most eating disorder.”
- One Instagrammer thought that her comments were unnecessary. “Because women don’t have enough reminders to starve themselves and stress about eating,” the person offered.
- While another fan admitted that she looks great, what the person didn’t think was so great was her “message.” “I think she looks stunning, it’s the message that her caption sends that I have a problem with,” the fan wrote. “Because it perpetuates a mentality that promotes eating disorders and unhealthy obsession with having a ‘perfect’ body.”
It looks like the criticism finally reached the star herself, because she has since posted her own comment defending her caption. She insists that she meant no harm, instead explaining that she was making a “joke” about her own eating habits that was apparently lost on fans.
“I love Thanksgiving and unfortunately my eyes are often bigger than my stomach, and I tend to eat so much I make myself sick,” she writes. “I’m terribly sorry that people were offended by my attempt at humor.” Check out the post below.