Katherine Webb, wife of former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, is set to appear on Good Morning America to talk about cyberbullying. Webb has experience when it comes to cyberbullying, after being targeted by “skinny-shamers” on the social-media site Instagram. Katherine Webb has been updating her Instagram account with pictures of herself, and the she is shocked by the negative responses she’s been getting that criticize her for being “too skinny.”
After posting a picture of herself in a bikini, several of her followers left rude comments such as “someone please give her a sandwich” and “too skinny.” As a response to her critics, Katherine Webb posted a screencap of the negative comments on her Instagram account and wrote, “To all of you who think I need to gain weight or eat more, I eat just fine. I am 5’11 so I have a lot more places to put my calories.”
“To all the middle-aged women who like to leave mean comments on my page about my body, you can gladly skip my page and go somewhere else. I am tall, I eat just fine and also suffer from thyroid problems so don’t make fun of me or my body when you probably have problems of your own.”
Katherine Webb also talked to Extra‘s Mario Lopez about the matter. According to Webb, she’s been laying low with McCarron after the influx of negative comments on her Instagram account.
“I started getting in shape and working out, and you know I posted this picture when I took digitals at my agency … the response was just disgusting.”
The backlash inspired Katherine Webb to talk about cyberbullying and how it affects people with self-esteem issues. “This is a topic that is very sensitive to me, because I had self-esteem issues growing up,” Webb said.
“I was always the tall, awkward, lanky girl, and so it’s very important to me that people not bully each other about their appearance or their bodies.”
Katherine Webb added, “I will never support people bullying other people about their bodies … women that are bullied because of their weight, whether they are 150 to 200 pounds or 110 to 112, it doesn’t matter.”
According to Webb, her message is simple. “Celebrate all bodies, and so you know … bullying needs to stop … I know it’s extremely difficult for that to happen, especially on the internet, that’s just something I’m very passionate about and I wanted to point it out that it’s not okay.”
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