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Amanda Seyfried indirectly addressed Something Navy’s Arielle Charnas on Instagram for her use of the social media platform. “Each of us has a chance to back ourselves- especially on this platform,” Seyfried wrote in a post, in which she described Charnas as a, “semi-influencer.”
“If you know who you are,” Seyfriend continued, “take a second to decide if what you’re throwing out there is worth it- in the big picture.”
The Mamma Mia! star’s comments were in response to a postpartum bikini body photo Charnas put on her feed Tuesday with the caption, “Proud of my body after two kids 💚.”
The “terribly tone deaf” photo, as one commenter described it, didn’t exactly sit well with her followers.
“Your followers are living in the real world, where most don’t have access to the foods you do, and certainly not the personal trainers that you do. Genetics plays a huge role as well, so this pic should come with a Disclaimer,” another follower commented. “Pictures such as these (of a subnormal too thin small-framed small-boned woman, who is probably a slave to her body) are a danger to the real women other there who enjoy food, who aren’t as genetically ‘blessed’ and are at their healthy normal, meat on their bones, curvy best!”
Seyfried posted a screen shot of a comment her friend left on Charnas’s post, in which she calls her out for “glorifying an unhealthy body image.” The friend also requested Charnas acknowledge how her privilege played a part in the ability to “bounce back” after giving birth.
Seyfried captioned the screenshot:
Fuck 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. 👊🏼
She followed with a second social media post, writing, “INFLUENCE = POWER. And if you’re taking advantage of that – EMPOWER.”
Charnas responded by 1) apparently blocking Seyfried and her friend, according to Seyfried’s first Instagram post and 2) By uploading a now-expired Instagram Story claiming she was “bullied” and “punished” for being thin.