Model and blogger Pippa O’Connor has slammed online trolls who have posted nasty comments about her naturally thin frame.
Pippa was crowned Ireland’s most stylish woman at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards on Friday night, and wowed in her blush pink Alice and Olivia dress from Harvey Nichols. But the gorgeous blonde says she got home to find cruel remarks on the internet about her weight.
“After the VIP Style Awards, there were pictures of me online,” she said. “99% of the comments were great and so on but a few comments were, ‘Oh my God, way too thin’ or ‘eat a burger’ and I just thought to myself, ‘That’s the height of ignorance. You wouldn’t say to someone, ‘You’re a few stone overweight, so lay off the burgers’.
“To me, it’s as insulting,” she told the Irish Sun. “You’ve no idea what someone does or doesn’t do. That could just be the way someone is and that’s the way I am.
“Personally, because I’m flat chested, it makes me look even slimmer.”
Pippa’s comments come after Amy Huberman deleted an Instagram snap due to a barrage of abuse of her “too skinny” post-baby body.
Encouraging women to support each other, Pippa said: “I just thought when I saw the picture of Amy, we all need to just think before we speak.”
“I just think it’s rude. It’s bad to other women.”
The fashionista, who is currently busy being a mum to 2-year-old Ollie, along with running her site pippa.ie and preparing to launch a make-up range with US brand Blank Canvas in the summer, has also revealed she would like to design clothes in the future, particularly babywear.