Amanda Seyfried Apologizes For “Thin-Shaming” Controversy

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According to Page Six, Amanda Seyfried, recently apologized after being accused of “thin-shaming” Arielle Charnas. On Friday, the Mean Girls actress apologized for saying that Charnas was perpetuating unattainable body standards.
Amanda Seyfried Apologizes For #8220;Thin-Shaming#8221; Controversy

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The 33-year-old took to her Instagram to post “If you know me or are familiar with any of my beliefs or stances you’ll recognize that it isn’t in my character to tear down anyone for ‘being who they are’,” Seyfried wrote on Thursday. “Each of us has the ability and the freedom to say and do as we choose.”
“The only thing I’d take back is exactly how I started this debate. I desperately wish it hadn’t targeted (or blasted) one person (there are MANY who engage in this questionable messaging) and instead started a cleaner, general conversation,” she said. “No one needs to tear anyone apart. And I regret that it’s present right now.”

She then apologized to Charnas, without specifically naming her. “To the lady in question: I’m sorry for the truly negative feels you’ve endured because of this.”

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To all who feel bullied or thin-shamed during our recent social media discussion: If you know me or are familiar with any of my beliefs or stances you’ll recognize that it isn’t in my character to tear down anyone for “being who they are”. Each of us has the ability and the freedom to say and do as we choose. However, as I’m acutely aware, there’s a price tag for the group of people who find themselves with a platform to stand on. You have to be aware of the message you’re sending and be able to back it up when faced with criticism (not just praise). Hold yourselves accountable instead of using the terms above. The only thing I’d take back is exactly how I started this debate. I desperately wish it hadn’t targeted (or blasted) one person (there are MANY who engage in this questionable messaging) and instead started a cleaner, general conversation. No one needs to tear anyone apart. And I regret that it’s present right now. To the lady in question: I’m sorry for the truly negative feels you’ve endured because of this. Aside from the messy detour? The bigger, important message seems to filtering through and helping a lot of women feel supported. And that’s the name of the game.

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On Wednesday, Amanda criticized Charnas for posting a photo of herself in which the caption said, “proud of my body after two kids.” Seyfried accused Charnas of putting unrealistic expectations on mothers after having kids.

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Proud of my body after two kids 💚

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Charnas took to her Instagram story to defend herself, saying that she didn’t feel she was “responsible for making people feel good about themselves.”

“Instead of telling me what to focus on on my account maybe you should focus on doing it on your account since it matters so much to you,” Charnas continued “Especially since I’m a ‘semi’ influencer. And I definitely will not stop posting myself in my body.”

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