Carly Waddell Responds to Critics Calling Her 'Too Skinny' After Posting Pre-Gym Pic
Stand back, trolls! Carly Waddell wasted no time clapping back at weight critics who accused her of promoting diet culture after she posted a pre-gym selfie on Instagram this week.
The beloved Bachelor Nation star took to the social media app on Wednesday to share a photo of herself wearing a light blue sports bra. In her caption, she explained that she was looking forward to working out again after taking an extended break from exercise.
“Ok ok vacation over…move body, stop eating Candy…” Carly wrote alongside the pic.
The “Bachelor in Paradise” alum’s comments section was soon deluged with judgmental sentiments aimed at her health, physique, and relationship with fitness.
“Looking very skinny Carly,” one follower wrote, while another remarked, “No hate but like it’s kind of annoying when really thin people talk about how much candy they had. Like ok.”
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Hours later, Carly headed over to her Story to shut down her denigrators. “OK I’m gonna get on a soapbox for a minute. Bear with me for a minute,” she began in a video clip. “So, I posted a photo today about to work out and I said, ‘Back from vacation, back to moving my body. Should stop candy.’ In no way is stopping candy a diet post. That’s super weird, so the people that are saying that — that makes no sense. Candy’s not healthy for you, like at all.”
The mom of two — who shares daughter Bella, 3, and son Charlie, 15 months, with estranged husband Evan Bass — continued, “And for the people saying I’m ‘too skinny,’ that’s just rude. You’re just being rude. I don’t understand why women can’t just post a photo of themselves where they feel like they look good without getting a backlash.”
During an October 2019 interview on the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast, Carly told co-hosts Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin why she isn’t afraid to confront online haters — especially mom-shamers.
“Sometimes, when you feel really strongly about something, you will post a comment back that is so well-worded,” the “Mommies Tell All” podcast co-host said at the time. “It’s, like, what every mom wants to say, but no one knows how to say it properly.”