Fitness Personality Ashy Bines Defends Controversial Instagram Post Stating Tess Holliday Is 'Not a Good Role Model'

Ashy Bines Defends Controversial Instagram Post Slamming Tess Holliday
Ashy Bines
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02/25/2016 AT 04:30 PM EST

Cheryl Tiegs isn't the only one denouncing curvier models. Model and fitness personality Ashy Bines is stirring up controversy for comparing Tess Holliday to an underweight runway model, calling them both unhealthy role models for young women.

I know this may cause people to get upset. But something id like to speak about and don't mean to offend anyone at all please know that and anyone who attacks me or calls me horrible names you will be blocked. I might not be perfect at wording the message I'm trying to get across but my intentions are not evil. . The girl on the left is obviously underweight - yes she maybe genetically small but it's pretty obvious she is not healthy and has not been eating a well balanced diet and would be on 500 or less calories a day to achieve her body - nor is she a good role model for young women. I hope she has some support around her to help her change her lifestyle . . The girl on the right I've seen in recent articles and apparently is an " inspiration" to the younger generation - I also think she is not a good role model for young girls. . Thin girls are slammed ALOT these days but females who are carrying more weight than what they should for there bodies, organs , moods , bones , cells etc to be " healthy" are now inspirations because they are confident in their swimsuit? . I think it's FANTASTIC she feels comfortable but at the same time I don't think it's a healthy body image that should be applauded. . It's not about having a 6 pack or no cellulite on your booty but HEALTH is not either of these photos. . Now I'm not saying I'm perfect or anything like that but I just think it's sad that women who are obviously eating a lot more than what they need and not moving their bodies to be fit , strong and healthy are getting praise. I'm not saying either are " ugly or ANYTHING like that " just don't think either are healthy role models and shouldn't be given praise. . There is no " perfect" body and no two bodies are the same BUT it is obvious when someone is living an extreme lifestyle one end or the other and I hope girls find other role models to help them achieve a healthy lifestyle. It's always my goal for women to FEEL and look their best and teaching them balance and a healthy active happy lifestyle. . Remember ANYONE who is making rude nasty comments think before you type as you will be blocked.

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"The girl on the left is obviously underweight – yes she maybe genetically small but it's pretty obvious she is not healthy and has not been eating a well balanced diet," writes Bines in an Instagram post she shared on Monday.

The model pictured, Ana Carolina Reston, died of a generalized infection caused by anorexia in 2006.



"The girl on the right I've seen in recent articles and apparently is an 'inspiration' to the younger generation – I also think she is not a good role model for young girls," she said of Holliday.

"I think it's FANTASTIC she feels comfortable, but at the same time I don't think it's a healthy body image that should be applauded," she continued.

Bines' post did not sit well with many social media commenters.

"Just because someone is skinny or fat doesn't mean they're not healthy," wrote user @chrisjoy_themua. "You can't look at someone and say (s)he's healthy/not healthy."

"What if someone used one of your pictures and bashed it like that?" wrote user @peenutbudder. "How rude."

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Bines defended her controversial post in a Facebook live chat on Wednesday.

"I talk about the things that I'm passionate about with good intentions to help educate, and if that upsets a couple of people along the way, then so be it," she said. "I'm not here to please everyone."

"My message was to talk about health," she continued. "I'm not saying you need to look a certain way to be healthy, but it was quite obvious that both of these women are not healthy, and anybody that says they are, I'm sorry but you're kidding yourself."

Bines went on to address Tess directly, criticizing her for her size, and said the mom-to-be is putting her baby at risk.

My response to media today and more on the touchy subject of women's health and role models!Those who would like to take the first step with my program click belowhttp://step-1-ashy-bines.instapage.com/

Posted by Ashy Bines on Wednesday, February 24, 2016


"I just don't think someone of your size should be applauded, or a role model for our younger generation," she said. "When you are morbidly obese, you are at the risk of doing so much to your body, and there are so many diseases that can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle. […] I'm standing by my message."
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