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Holly Carpenter: Criticism of Vogue Williams' amazing snap is just jealousy

Vogue Williams

Vogue Williams posted a selfie to Instagram last week and was surprised when she faced a backlash from online trolls who accused her of editing her photo.

People were commenting beneath her pic saying it looked like she had used photoshop to make her thigh gap bigger. Vogue had to defend herself and said “I didn’t photoshop myself in this picture at all; I used filters, but I don’t even know how to photoshop a picture so small – and I don’t know how to use photoshop either.”

It really annoyed me when I read these comments because I respect Vogue for how open she is about how hard she works in the gym to keep looking so fit and healthy.

She shouldn’t have to defend her body shape to a group of keyboard warriors.


It seems like people will always have something to say whether they think you’re too big or too small or too airbrushed – you just can’t win.

I’m a fan of a filter but I draw the line at making myself skinnier in my pictures.

I know girls who use apps to make their waist look smaller and their legs look longer but that’s only going to give you body dysmorphia when you look in the mirror and your reflection doesn’t match your selfies. Sometimes I see bigger girls post photos in bikinis and they receive a lot of praise for “loving their curves”.

But then as soon as a slim, fit leggy blonde like Vogue posts a shot looking amazing there are nasty comments – it doesn’t take a genius to see that it’s just jealousy.