Recently, Kailyn Lowry claimed that she’s the most hated of the Teen Moms. That’s so sad.
While we’d hope that she isn’t (that particular "honor" belongs to someone else, and you’d hope that viewers would be able to see that), it looks like some trolls agree.
The body-shaming nastiness that Kailyn Lowry’s seen after some recent photos has reduced the Teen Mom 2 star to tears.
Kailyn Lowry, who deserves better, tweeted on Monday about the body-shaming that she received.
"Out of 10 years on tv I’m having the hardest time NOW."
She spells out what’s getting to her.
"The pressure of outsiders, the criticism, the judgment."
Kailyn acknowledges that she chose to become famous and chooses to remain in the spotlight.
"Sure i put myself out there."
That never excuses cruelty, though. And she says that it’s getting worse.
"But never in my life have i seen or felt cruelty like i have lately."
Before anyone can claim that she’s somehow asking for it (ugh!), she says that she knows that being a reality star comes with critics.
"’It comes with the territory’ no s–t."
Kailyn is alarmed — as we all should be — that this kind of vitriol isn’t going away.
"But it seems to get worse over time. Not better."
As we’ve seen over these last couple of years, society seems determined to step backwards.
"Sometimes I’m numb to it. Sometimes i don’t read it. Sometimes it doesn’t bother me."
But even the most resilient people have their breaking points.
"But sometimes it does. And today it does."
Kailyn’s tweets continue, and she highlights her own abilities and virtues.
"I can read & write books, study for a test and pass, teach my kids manners."
And then she gets to the crux of the hate that people sling at her.
"But i can’t tell myself to pick a fucking salad over a burger and then wonder why i struggle in the gym."
I’m not going to pretend that I never eat salads or choose healthier options, but Kailyn’s right — it’s tough.
"Hate myself for it."
Self-loathing is bad. Hearing those sentiments echoed by trolls only makes it worse.
"Then come online & hear it from everyone else too."
Kailyn explains what’s getting to her right now:
"Paparazzi f–ked my own head up after they sold the pix of me on the beach."
That tweet includes three emojis of a hand flipping the bird.
Beaches are generally public, so we get that the paparazzo was just doing their job, but it sounds like the body-shaming responses that Kailyn’s received are cutting her to the quick.
"I didn’t go through w my surgeries in Miami so let’s sell unflattering pix of Kail @ the beach so everyone can see her fat & cellulite to make her regret canceling."
Kailyn recently admitted not undergoing surgery on Twitter, changing her mind about a boob job and liposuction.
Whether or not she gets surgery for anything, at any time, is her business. And what sort of body she has is also her business.
In case you were reading the tone of these tweets as pure anger, Kailyn lets you know how much the body-shaming has gotten to her.
"Ok I’m done crying about it."
That was the end of the thread.
For the record, and not that it matters, but Kailyn Lowry has a pretty normal figure.
If you can’t see a human being wearing a bathing suit on a beach without saying something nasty, you need to unlearn some unhealthy views and learn how to keep your mouth shut and your fingers still.