Amanda Seyfried took to Instagram on Wednesday to blast social media influencer Arielle Charnas, alleging that in “flaunting her lifestyle,” she endorsed unrealistic and dangerous physique expectations.
The spat started when Arielle, 32, posted a bikini photograph of herself captioned, “Proud of my body after two kids.”
Whereas she acquired some constructive suggestions from her followers, others felt she was selling an unhealthy and unattainable physique picture objective to her 1.2 million Instagram followers.
An unnamed buddy of Seyfried’s commented on the picture, “Totally fine that you’re privileged and thin, good for you (I am too-ish!) BUT if you don’t acknowledge how your wealth made your workouts/body possible, you’re just perpetuating the patriarchal (totally unrealistic) notion that mothers should ‘bounce back’ after childbirth, an impossibility for anyone who can’t afford ample childcare (which is almost everyone in this country).”
Seyfried, 33, posted a screenshot of her buddy’s remark and added her personal commentary, writing, “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,” the actress continued. “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.”
In a second Instagram publish, Seyfried, a mother herself to 2-year-old Nina, posted a selfie captioned, “INFLUENCE = POWER. And if you’re taking advantage of that- EMPOWER.”
Earlier on Thursday, Charnas’ fiancé, Brandon, defended her on Instagram. He satirically wrote that Charnas’ physique is “not attainable” no matter one’s exercise regiment, and that if one does try to take action, “you must have at least three nannys [sic] and be sure to not only pay them but also thank them in a minimum of 4 shoutouts a week on Instagram.”
“If you can’t afford a nanny, please do not attempt to have a very successful career in order to do so,” he continued. “Only ages 30 and older are allowed to view this post, youth must be accompanied by a therapist.”
Charnas didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.