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Amanda Seyfried Called Out An Instagram Influencer's Bikini Pic And We're Uncomfortable

I gotta say, Amanda Seyfried calling an influencer out on Instagram is the very last thing I expected to happen today.

But it happened — and we are shook.

Influencer Arielle Charnas was just brutally called out by Amanda Seyfriend and her friend on Instagram.

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After posting a bikini selfie captioned: "Proud of my body after two kids," Amanda and her unnamed friend were triggered.

Arielle has always been thin, as seen on her Instagram. But evidently, some people don't agree with the unhealthy body image she is promoting to her fans.

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Nor do they think bragging about her body bouncing back after two pregnancies is a healthy pressure to put on other women.

So when one of Amanda's friends left a scathing comment on the post, Amanda had to share it.

Amanda posted a screenshot of the comment to her story and to her Instagram feed.

Initially, Amanda's anonymous friend commented on the photo:

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"Hate to dump on you but since you asked...1) totally fine that you are privileged and thin, good for you (I am too-ish!). Got no problem with either of those things."

"BUT if you don't acknowledge how your wealth made your workouts/body possible, you are perpetuating the patriarchal (totally unrealistic) notion that mothers should "bounce back" after childbirth," they commented.

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"An impossibility for anyone who can't afford ample childcare (which is almost everyone in this country)," they continued.

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"Lots to unpack here I KNOW. 2) Honeychild, you are glorifying an unhealthy body image (I don't care if it's "natural," don't even try that [expletive] with me)".

"In a society that already fetishizes the adolescent female form. Young girls don't need anymore images of emaciated women thank you very much."

Instagram | @ariellecharnas

"3) I know you're better than this. Why not use your platform to encourage more women to be ambitious business women, or say, run for office, or maybe, sheesh I don't know, do something to help the kids literally dying in cages?," they went on.

"But what do I know, YOU DO YOU," they concluded.

Instagram | @ariellecharnas

Amanda screenshot a photo of the comment and re-posted it on her own Instagram along with a caption supporting her friend's stance.

"[Expletive] it- this is feed material," Amanda wrote.

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"My very smart friend (again-not tagging) wrote this on a semi-influencer’s feed and she blocked both of us (even though I didn’t tag her-at least she’s getting the message)."

"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."

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She went on to explain that influencers have a choice to inspire positive change on their platforms — not just their luxurious lifestyles.

"We have to back ourselves up- not run away from the issues it presents."

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"There are gray areas everywhere. 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," she finished.

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While many fans agreed with Amanda, many thought that it wasn't fair to call Arielle out publicly.

Amanda has since apologized for coming off judgemental, but maintains that influencers need to be more aware of what they're putting out there.

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“I’m sorry if this stinks of judgment. It’s not meant to. It’s all a discussion that needs to be had," she wrote.

So, how did Arielle respond to all this?

Instagram | @ariellecharnas

Well, she definitely did not take Amanda or her friend's advice. Instead, she took to her Instagram story.

"Why am I being bullied for posting myself in a bathing suit?," she wrote.

"I should be punished because I'm thin and worked hard to be fit after giving birth to two kids?"

Instagram | @ariellecharnas

"I'm not responsible for making people feel good about themselves," she added.

"I am healthy and proud of who I am and the body I have. If you are going to attack me for me being me on my own page then you will be blocked, I don't have time for that."

Instagram | @ariellecharnas

"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," Arielle concluded.

Arielle has fans who are glad Amanda apologized.

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Some fans pointed out shaming anybody's body is a bad look, especially for someone who's an outspoken feminist like Amanda.

Not everyone felt the apology was necessary.

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Some people pointed out that "thin-shaming" doesn't have the same weight as fat-shaming, and that this influencer literally makes a living off of being thin.

Some people thought it was the message more than the picture that mattered.

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Some people argued that it doesn't matter if Arielle is thin, but bragging about her body when she's an influencer is the main problem.