After a social media influencer shared a photo of her body after having two children, one actress called her out for not being transparent with her followers.

On July 10, model and influencer Arielle Charnas took to Instagram to share a photo of what she looks like in a bikini.

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Proud of my body after two kids 💚

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The toned mom of two wrote:

Proud of my body after two kids

The photo quickly gained the attention of other Instagram users with thousands of people commenting on the photo.

Many applauded the model for her physic, while others slammed the mom not “owning her privilege”:

I’m sorry Arielle Charnas. This is just terribly tone deaf and I thought you were better than this nonsense. I’m also a size zero after two kids, but come on babe, this is genetics. Pls be proud but own your privilege.

And actress Amanda Seyfried agreed.

In response to Arielle’s photo, Seyfried took to her own Instagram account to speak her mind.

(Warning: The language below may be offensive to some.)

The 33-year-old mom of one wrote:

F**k it- this is feed material. My very smart friend (again-not tagging) wrote this on a semi-influencer’s feed and she blocked both of us (even though I didn’t tag her-at least she’s getting the message). If we’re ready to get paid for flaunting our lifestyle (and inspiring some in the meantime) we have to be open to the discussions surrounding what we’re promoting. We have to back ourselves up- not run away from the issues it presents. There are gray areas everywhere. Each of us has a chance to back ourselves- especially on this platform. If you know who you are- take a second to decide if what you’re throwing out there is worth it- in the big picture

People both applauded and slammed Seyfried for her response.

While many appreciated the actress calling for honesty and transparency, some thought Seyfriend’s response was considered body-shaming:

Also, calling people underweight or associating to thin women’s bodies to prepubescent bodies is just rude. Some women do have naturally muscular thin bodies. We shouldn’t define one type – curvy ladies – as the “natural” type. Why do we have to bring some peoples bodies down instead of bringing everyone’s up?

And Arielle’s husband, Brandon Charnas, agreed. He took to Instagram as well to defend his wife:

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#tbt in honor of my upcoming birthday ***WARNING*** • THIS BODY IS NOT ATTAINABLE • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ATTAIN SUCH A BODY BY WORKING OUT • IF YOU DO ATTEMPT, THERE MUST BE AT LEAST THREE (3) NANNYS PRESENT AT ALL TIMES PAID IN CASH AND PUBLICLY THANKED IN A MINIMUM OF FOUR (4) SHOUTOUTS A WEEK ON INSTAGRAM • IF YOU CANT AFFORD A NANNY, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO HAVE A VERY SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN ORDER TO DO SO • NOTE GENETICS MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE PLAYED A FACTOR • ONLY AGES 30 AND OLDER ARE ALLOWED TO VIEW THIS POST, YOUTH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A THERAPIST • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SEEK FAME OR TO EMPOWER WOMEN WITH A PROUD SKINNY BIKINI PICTURE POSTPARTUM • IF YOU ATTEMPT TO SEEK FAME OR FEMALE EMPOWERMENT PLEASE TROLL OTHER WOMEN, ENGAGE IN LOTS OF SEX SCENES AND LEAK LEWD ORAL SEX PHOTOS WITH A SIGNIFICANT OTHER ***please note such warnings have been provided for in compliance with the ABSA or the American Body Shaming Association*** #Repost @brandoncharnas ・・・ Getting to marry this one is the best 29th birthday present I could ever ask for. #cantwait

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Seyfried later thanked her followers for having a “much needed” discussion.

UPDATE [7/12/19, 11:04 a.m. EST]: Arielle’s response:

Why am I being bullied for posting myself in a bathing suit? I should be punished because I’m thin and worked hard to be fit after giving birth to two kids? I’m not responsible for making people feel good about themselves. I am healthy and proud of who I am and the body I have. If you are going to attack me for me being me on my own page then you will be blocked, I don’t have time for that. Instead of telling me what to focus on on my account maybe you should focus on doing it on your account since it matters so much to you. Especially since I’m a “semi” influencer. And I definitely will not stop posting myself in my body.

P.S. yeah I have a nanny, I’m a working mother with two kids and proud of it and that is my business and no one else’s. It also has nothing to do with my body and for random women to tell me I should be crediting [the nannies] for my figure and my “excessive workouts” is actually disgusting. So sad that women who are so unhappy just feel the need to continuously put other women down when all they do is preach about female support. It’s BS and I’m sick of it. Blacking is very easy for me, happy to continue doing it.

Seyfried has also apologized, according to E! News:

If you know me or are familiar with any of my beliefs or stances you’ll recognize that it isn’t in my character to tear down anyone for ‘being who they are.’ You have to be aware of the message you’re sending and be able to back it up when faced with criticism (not just praise). Hold yourselves accountable instead of using the terms above.

The only thing I’d take back is exactly how I started this debate. I desperately wish it hadn’t targeted (or blasted) one person (there are MANY who engage in this questionable messaging) and instead started a cleaner, general conversation. No one needs to tear anyone apart. And I regret that it’s present right now. To the lady in question: I’m sorry for the truly negative feels you’ve endured because of this.

No one needs to tear anyone apart. And I regret that it’s present right now. To the lady in question: I’m sorry for the truly negative feels you’ve endured because of this. Aside from the messy detour? The bigger, important message seems to filtering through and helping a lot of women feel supported. And that’s the name of the game.

What do you think of Seyfried’s response to Arielle’s photo?

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