Storm Keating has furiously hit back at judgmental trolls who ‘skinny shamed’ her.
Ronan Keating’s wife took to Instagram on Tuesday evening where she posted a lengthy caption in which she insisted: ‘There’s nothing unhealthy about me!’ and branded the negative comments about her figure: ‘absurd and rude.’
Alongside photographs of herself clad in a pink bikini, the fashion designer, 39, also insisted that she has been thin her entire life, and admitted she was insecure about her body ‘for many years’.
Not having it! Ronan Keating’s wife Storm, 39, took to Instagram on Tuesday evening to furiously hit back at judgmental trolls who ‘skinny shamed’ her
Storm explained how she decided to address comments about her size after Instagram users criticized a photograph which she had shared of herself and her eldest child, son Cooper.
The mother-of-two wrote: ‘Last week I posted a photo of myself with my son on the beach. I was taken aback when my post was met by a few judgemental comments about my body size.
‘At first I wasn’t all that bothered because I know how these things go, but when the post kept getting traction & then the press started writing about it too, I’ve decided it would be constructive to address it.
‘Not just for me, but for all women who are in a similar position to myself in one way or another.’
Not okay! Storm decided to address comments about her size after Instagram users criticized a photograph which she had shared of herself and her eldest child, son Cooper (pictured)
How it is! ‘There’s nothing unhealthy about me!’ insisted Storm as she explained that she has been thin all her life, and branded the negative comments about her figure: ‘absurd and rude’
The blonde beauty went on to reveal that she has endured skinny shaming throughout her life, and didn’t feel ‘feminine or womanly’ because she didn’t have curves.
Storm wrote: ‘Firstly I am not a stranger to people judging my body size, I have been thin my entire life like many other members of my extended family.
‘As a kid I adopted unflattering nicknames like Skelator, Toothpick & Twiggy & was made to feel like a boy for not having curves & boobs.
‘I was insecure about my body for many years & didn’t feel feminine or ‘womanly’ because there is a strong message perpetuated that this is what it takes to look like a ‘real women’.
‘As I got older I started enjoying the upside of having ‘skinny genes’ and today feel grateful that I can eat what I want, when I want, and without having to worry about dieting or regular exercise routines.’
Despite being able to not fear gaining weight, Storm explained that the assumptions which people have about slender women are often false, and slammed anyone posting negatively about women’s shapes and sizes.
She continued: ‘Sadly there is still a downside though – this being that some people assume that all women with slight frames don’t eat. This is simply not true and aside from being frustrating, this is also where it becomes offensive.
‘One comment on my previous post claimed that the photo of my son & I on the beach was promoting negative body image, which basically implies that I shouldn’t post photos of myself and my children at the beach because of the way I look when wearing a swimsuit. That is absurd & rude.
‘These kinds of comments are counterproductive in an era where we are trying to encourage women to feel comfortable in their own skin and accept that women come in all shapes and sizes – just because we might be larger or skinner than the ‘norm’ doesn’t mean we are unhealthy.
‘There is nothing unhealthy about me or my diet & I’d like to think that I promote a positive social media presence that focuses on wholesome values, family, kindness & love.’
Supportive: Ronan showed his support for Storm’s post by commenting: ‘Love you my girl. My world. Beautiful inside and out’
Loved-up: The happy couple met in September 2012 while they were both working on The X Factor Australia and tied the knot in 2015
Ronan showed his support for Storm’s post by commenting: ‘Love you my girl. My world. Beautiful inside and out.’
Storm gave birth to daughter Coco in March last year and also shares son Cooper with husband Ronan Keating.
The happy couple met in September 2012 while they were both working on The X Factor Australia.
They tied the knot in a romantic Scottish ceremony in 2015 before announcing in December 2016 that they were expecting their first child.
Ronan shares three other children with ex-wife Yvonne Connolly: daughters Missy, 19, and Ali, 15, and son Jack, 21.
Family: Storm gave birth to daughter Coco in March last year and also shares four-year-old son Cooper with the musician (pictured last year)