It looks like actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is facing some pretty heavy backlash after the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star made an Instagram post reminding herself that she shouldn't overeat this Thanksgiving.
Earlier this week, Gellar decided to take to Instagram to share a series of throwback images taken from her photoshoot for Maxim back in 2007. In the images, Gellar's fans get to see the very thin Scooby Doo actress in provocative lingerie, her hip bone being the center of attention in most of the photos.
I'm just going to pin these up all over my house as a reminder not to overeat on Thursday #thanksgivingprep
A post shared by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Nov 18, 2018 at 10:04am PST
While there's nothing wrong with Gellar celebrating her body on social media, the actress jokingly wrote that she was going to put up her pictures all over her house to remind herself "not to overeat on Thursday #thanksgivingprep." Her little caption didn't really do well with netizens, and many Instagram users decided to comment on the post and call out the Buffy star for promoting unhealthy eating habits, unhealthy body types, "thinspiration" and even possible "fat shaming."
"Wow. Really shocked that a woman in a position of influence and a mother would post this (expletive)," one netizen wrote on the comment section. "Is that where you place your value? On the size of your thighs? Or your protruding hip bones? Nothing positive comes from this post. Only narcissism and the (expletive) theory that women need to be skinny to be acceptable. You should remove this post. Immediate unfollow from me."
Geller later wrote on her own post to explain the caption, saying that it had come to her attention that some netizens thought that she was "fat shaming" others in her post. However, according to the actress, that was not at all her intention, explaining that the post was just a friendly reminder for herself because while she loves thanksgiving she eats way too much than her body allows her and she ends up getting sick after the holiday.
"This was a joking reminder to myself not to do that. I'm terribly sorry that people were offended by my attempt at humor. Any one that knows me, knows I would never intentionally ‘shame' any one on any basis. I am a champion of all people," the actress apologized.
Hopefully, Gellars' apology is enough for those following her.
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