Celebrity Beauty: Fans defend Cindy Crawford on Instagram after trolls try to body-shame her

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Celebrity Beauty: Fans defend Cindy Crawford on Instagram after trolls try to body-shame her

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Former supermodel Cindy Crawford found herself on the receiving end of body shaming after sharing a photograph of herself wearing a bikini on Instagram.

On Thursday, the 53-year-old mother-of-two posted a picture of herself enjoying a summer holiday as she leaned against a wooden lakeside pillar wearing a bikini, straw hat and sunglasses.

“A little bit of lake light,” she captioned the snap, adding a sparkle emoji.

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Despite receiving hundreds of complimentary comments for the photo, Crawford was subjected to a tirade of abuse from online trolls.

“Look at me look at me – time to let it go your ship has sailed [sic],” one person commented. 

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The 32-year-old actress said she has already experiences job rejections because of her age. “Now I’m in my early thirties and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24-year-old get that part? I was that 24-year-old once. I can’t be upset about it, it’s the way things are,” she told Glamour.

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On news that Maggie Gyllenhaal had been turned down for being ‘too old’, aged 37, to play a 55-year-old man’s partner: “It’s f***ing outrageous. It’s ridiculous. Honestly, it’s so annoying. And ’twas ever thus. We all watched James Bond as he got more and more geriatric, and his girlfriends got younger and younger. It’s so annoying.”

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Gyllenhaal revealed she was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old, aged 37, to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man. “It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made feel angry, and then it made me laugh,” she said at the time.

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Meryl Streep has helped fund an all-female screenwriters group called The Writer’s Lab to encourage more women to pen Hollywood scripts. She previously told Vogue in 2011: “Once women pass childbearing age they could only be seen as grotesque on some level.”

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The actress said she thought Hollywood is “still completely s***” when it comes to treating women equally to men. ““When I was younger, I really did think we were on our way to a better world. And when I look at it now, it is in a worse state than I have known it, particularly for women, and I find that very disturbing and sad.”

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Banks said she was driven from acting to directing due to the lack of roles for older women in Hollywood. “”[Industry sexism] drove me to direct for sure. I definitely was feeling that I was unfulfilled and a little bit bored by the things that were coming across my desk. I mean look at Gwyneth Paltrow who has her Oscar [for Shakespeare in Love] and played fifth banana to Iron Man,” she told Deadline.

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“I had never seen a 49-year-old, dark-skinned woman who is not a size 2 be a sexualised role in TV or film. I’m a sexual woman, but nothing in my career has ever identified me as a sexualised woman. I was the prototype of the ‘mommified’ role,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

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The Lord of the Rings actress said she only get cast in roles where she is treated as a “second class citizen” at the age of 38. “When you’re in your teens or twenties, there is an abundance of ingenue parts which are exciting to play. But at [my age], you’re usually the wife or the girlfriend – a sort of second-class citizen. There are more interesting roles for women when they get a bit older,” she told More magazine.

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The actress famously called out sexism on the red carpet at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards. When a camera operator scanned her up and down, she said: “Do you do this to the guys?” In her Oscar acceptance speech for Blue Jasmine, she reminded the film industry that movies with leading women can still be successful.

“And thank you to… those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films, with women at the centre, are niche experiences. They are not — audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people.”

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Asked if she had ever encountered sexism in Hollywood, Page told The Guardian: ‘Oh my God, yeah! It’s constant! It’s how you’re treated, it’s how you’re looked at, how you’re expected to look in a photoshoot, it’s how you’re expected to shut up and not have an opinion, it’s how you… If you’re a girl and you don’t fit the very specific vision of what a girl should be, which is always from a man’s perspective, then you’re a little bit at a loss.”

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The actress says she refuses roles where she has to play the generic girlfriend, wife or sexy bombshell. “It’s very hard being a woman in a man’s world, and I recognised it was a man’s world even when I was a kid. It’s an inequality and injustice that drove me crazy, and which I always spoke out against — and I’ve always been outspoken,” she told Manhattan magazine.

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The actress spoke to ELLE about negotiating equal pay for the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel: “This is a good time for us to bring this to a place of fairness, and girls need to know that being a feminist is a good thing. It doesn’t mean that you hate men. It means equal rights. If you’re doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way.”

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The 32-year-old actress said she has already experiences job rejections because of her age. “Now I’m in my early thirties and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24-year-old get that part? I was that 24-year-old once. I can’t be upset about it, it’s the way things are,” she told Glamour.

EPA

Celebrity Beauty: 2/12 Helen Mirren

On news that Maggie Gyllenhaal had been turned down for being ‘too old’, aged 37, to play a 55-year-old man’s partner: “It’s f***ing outrageous. It’s ridiculous. Honestly, it’s so annoying. And ’twas ever thus. We all watched James Bond as he got more and more geriatric, and his girlfriends got younger and younger. It’s so annoying.”

Getty

Celebrity Beauty: 3/12 Maggie Gyllenhaal

Gyllenhaal revealed she was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old, aged 37, to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man. “It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made feel angry, and then it made me laugh,” she said at the time.

Getty Images

Celebrity Beauty: 4/12 Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep has helped fund an all-female screenwriters group called The Writer’s Lab to encourage more women to pen Hollywood scripts. She previously told Vogue in 2011: “Once women pass childbearing age they could only be seen as grotesque on some level.”

Getty

Celebrity Beauty: 5/12 Emma Thompson

The actress said she thought Hollywood is “still completely s***” when it comes to treating women equally to men. ““When I was younger, I really did think we were on our way to a better world. And when I look at it now, it is in a worse state than I have known it, particularly for women, and I find that very disturbing and sad.”

EPA

Celebrity Beauty: 6/12 Elizabeth Banks

Banks said she was driven from acting to directing due to the lack of roles for older women in Hollywood. “”[Industry sexism] drove me to direct for sure. I definitely was feeling that I was unfulfilled and a little bit bored by the things that were coming across my desk. I mean look at Gwyneth Paltrow who has her Oscar [for Shakespeare in Love] and played fifth banana to Iron Man,” she told Deadline.

PA

Celebrity Beauty: 7/12 Viola Davis

“I had never seen a 49-year-old, dark-skinned woman who is not a size 2 be a sexualised role in TV or film. I’m a sexual woman, but nothing in my career has ever identified me as a sexualised woman. I was the prototype of the ‘mommified’ role,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

Getty

Celebrity Beauty: 8/12 Liv Tyler

The Lord of the Rings actress said she only get cast in roles where she is treated as a “second class citizen” at the age of 38. “When you’re in your teens or twenties, there is an abundance of ingenue parts which are exciting to play. But at [my age], you’re usually the wife or the girlfriend – a sort of second-class citizen. There are more interesting roles for women when they get a bit older,” she told More magazine.

Getty Images

Celebrity Beauty: 9/12 Cate Blanchett

The actress famously called out sexism on the red carpet at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards. When a camera operator scanned her up and down, she said: “Do you do this to the guys?” In her Oscar acceptance speech for Blue Jasmine, she reminded the film industry that movies with leading women can still be successful.

“And thank you to… those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films, with women at the centre, are niche experiences. They are not — audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people.”

Gareth Cattermole/Getty

Celebrity Beauty: 10/12 Ellen Page

Asked if she had ever encountered sexism in Hollywood, Page told The Guardian: ‘Oh my God, yeah! It’s constant! It’s how you’re treated, it’s how you’re looked at, how you’re expected to look in a photoshoot, it’s how you’re expected to shut up and not have an opinion, it’s how you… If you’re a girl and you don’t fit the very specific vision of what a girl should be, which is always from a man’s perspective, then you’re a little bit at a loss.”

Getty Images

Celebrity Beauty: 11/12 Zoe Saldana

The actress says she refuses roles where she has to play the generic girlfriend, wife or sexy bombshell. “It’s very hard being a woman in a man’s world, and I recognised it was a man’s world even when I was a kid. It’s an inequality and injustice that drove me crazy, and which I always spoke out against — and I’ve always been outspoken,” she told Manhattan magazine.

Getty

Celebrity Beauty: 12/12 Charlize Theron

The actress spoke to ELLE about negotiating equal pay for the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel: “This is a good time for us to bring this to a place of fairness, and girls need to know that being a feminist is a good thing. It doesn’t mean that you hate men. It means equal rights. If you’re doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way.”

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Another wrote, “Getting a little old for this…”.

While a third person added: “You are old now. I don’t think you are living in reality.”

In response to the negativity, Crawford’s celebrity friends swiftly responded to the nay-sayers.

Fellow former model Helena Christensen commented, “And a lot of hotness”, while Crawford’s daughter, model Kaia Gerber, wrote: “So beautiful”.

Actor Rita Wilson added, ”Beauty!!!!“, while TV personality Lisa Rinna gave the star a fire emoji.

A number of Crawford’s fans also hit back at the negative comments, praising the supermodel for proving that “age is just a number”.

”Go Cindy… they’re jealous,“ another supportive commenter wrote. 

”I am 80 now but when I was 56 I wore bikinis when I swam in Greece but I did not look as good as you… YOU ROCK.“

Another person added: “You look marvelous. I don’t get the negativity towards your choice to post this picture. I live in Europe and so many woman over 50 are in bikinis.”

Earlier this year, Crawford called out ageist trolls who shame her for continuing to model at the age of 53.

In June, Nineties supermodel took part in a panel hosted by WWD about her anti-ageing skincare line, Meaningful Beauty.

During the discussion, Crawford spoke about the issue of ageism in the modelling industry and explained why she thinks it is important to represent different kinds of beauty.

“We want to show women who are 53, and I think Christy [Turlington] just turned 50, that there’s still beauty in that,” Crawford said.

The mother-of-two specifically referred to a black-and-white nude photograph she recently posted on Instagram and how it was met with negative comments from followers.

“I remember some snarky person on Instagram – there seem to be a lot of those – posted something like, ‘Ah, why are you still doing those at your age?’” Crawford recalled. 

“And I was like, ‘Is there an age where being nude isn’t beautiful?’ It’s just a different kind of beauty.

 “That is part of the reason I still do shoots.”