Bethenny FrankelEveryone should stop editing their social media pictures. The reality star shared a lengthy message via Instagram, stressing the harmful influence photoshopped images can have on a person’s body image.
TheReal Housewives of New York CityThe 51-year old alum posted two bikini pictures on Wednesday, Aug 31, showing her posing at a beach. The first photo, which was greatly altered, showed Frankel with a small waist and large breasts. The second shot shows her naked. The chef also shared a side by side comparison. In the caption, the Skinnygirl mogul explained that she posted the images to prove her point.
“This is NOT what I look like … and you know that bc I’m not vain and show you the real me,” Frankel began in the caption. “But if I posted a version of this every day you might start to believe that it might be. This is just how distorted this has all gotten …”
She continued: “Filtering is lying. It is deceitful. It makes women feel bad about themselves. It makes young girls feel insecure and obsessed about achieving perfection. It makes mothers and middle-aged women feel insecure about their own bodies. This creates a false standard for men. It’s the opposite of inspirational.”
ThePersonality is Business author went on to explain that filtering is “irresponsible” and “destructive.” She added: “It’s insecure and it’s inaccurate. There is a line between making an effort to look pretty and an outright falsehood.”
Frankel is well-known for her honesty, candor, and sincerity.
The businesswoman was honest about her body image struggles in June.
“Here’s the unfortunate truth,” she wrote alongside a photo of her posing poolside. “I rarely exercise. I hate water. I try to prioritize sleep, but fail. I eat whatever I want but I never binge.”
“I run around like a lunatic with endless energy… in my 20s & 30s I dieted & exercised endlessly & was much heavier & less happy overall with my physical appearance,” she continued. “I have good skin but I sag in some places & am thin, but not in any notable muscular shape by anyone’s standards.”
The New York native concluded her post, explaining that she chooses “balance” and “happiness,” adding the hashtags “#noglam #nofilter #loveyourself.”