Tara Reid posted more bikini photos to her social media accounts Tuesday, defying her online and media critics who say that the 39-year-old Sharknado star has become so thin that she cannot be healthy — and in any case, they say, she presents an unrealistic female body image to her fans.
Reid, who first gained wide attention in a small but memorable role as “Bunny Lebowski” in the 1998 cult classic comedy The Big Lebowski, generated controversy over Thanksgiving as well when she posted a series of bikini selfies from Palm Springs, California, where she was visiting her parents for that holiday.
Many fans said that she appeared alarmingly thin in those photos, with her ribs and hip bones clearly visible through her deeply bronzed skin.
But the American Pie 2 starlet was not done with holiday season just yet. She is apparently on a vacation with her current boyfriend on the beaches of Tulum, Mexico, where she appears to be having a terrific time — but still appears, in the eyes of many who saw the pics — simply too skinny.
After the Thanksgiving photos, Reid defended herself as simply “small boned.”
“I’m just a small boned girl, you see?” she told the celebrity site TMZ. “I eat, I eat, I eat, I eat. Some people eat too much you yell at them — they’re fat. I’m just what I am. So if you wanna get mad at me cause I’m skinny, go ahead. I am what I am.”
But after she posted a series of bikini pics on Monday, she was blasted by commenters on her social media sites once again for her allegedly too skinny body. Proving she wasn’t bothered at all, she continued to post bikini photos on Tuesday.
To see the full set of the latest Tara Reid bikini shots and decide for yourself whether she is really too thin — or if it is even appropriate to judge a woman based on the shape of her body, regardless of her weight and build — visit her Instagram page at this link.
Not everyone who viewed the photos saw them the same way. A New York Post Page Sixcolumnist saw not a “too skinny” Tara Reid, but one who is “looking healthier that in recent weeks” and who “looks to be on the mend.”
Fox News online also judged Tara Reid to be “looking better” in her latest bikini photos.