Robyn Lawley got real about her post-baby body, proudly revealing her stretch marks in a new snap on social media.
The first plus-size Sports Illustrated model appeared in a near nude selfie showing her “tiger stripes” as she hit back at a gossip article that surfaced during her pregancy admist the loss of close relative.
Falling victim to the limelight, an honest conversation with a friend turned in to gossip article reading, “Robyn considers abortion to avoid stretch marks.”
A year on, Lawley sets the record straight with an inspiring message to women.
“I was shocked not only because that is not what I said, not to mention I already had a tonne of stretch marks like 90% of the world, but to read that entire article and be already heavily pregnant, that’s their angle?” she vented to her followers.
Addressing the aftermath of hurtful comments, she confessed: “I’m familiar with being bullied, once for not having a thigh gap (insert face palm) but to bully me for something I never said, not to mention my decision would need to be more based on the fact that I will be taking care of someone’s life, a heavy decision to make, would never rest on getting stretch marks alone.”
“I think until it was pulled it had over 500 or more very abusive comments with no help from the original publication or my friend … I personally tweeted the author of the gossip website to ‘have a heart’ as it was causing a huge amount of stress to me and I was worried about my unborn baby’s health.”
Lawley was quoted as saying she almost had an abortion instead of a child, because she was worried about stretch marks. This is obviously insane, but it made her do a lot of thinking about her body, women’s rights and childcare:
Almost a year ago, an interview from a very honest maybe too honest conversation with a friend was manipulated and taken apart so heartlessly by a uk publication gossip page that at 7 months pregnant right after losing one of my my closest relatives, read
“Robyn considers abortion to avoid stretch marks” I was shocked not only because that is not what I said, not to mention i already had a tonne of stretch marks like 90% of the world, but to read that entire article and be already heavily pregnant, that’s their angle?