ireland baldwin too fat critics response Ireland Baldwin: 'I try to see the beauty in everyone. It's there'Fresh off a modeling contract, 17-year-old Ireland Baldwin has taken to her Tumblr with a post responding to critics who have said she’s too big to model and comparisons they keep making between her and her famous parents (Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin).

Ireland writes:

I get many hateful emails,
Twitter replies, and comments on gossip websites about me and my
parents … Of course I get those comments about how I am
too fat to model, how I am not model material, how I am an unattractive
girl, how I am too tall, etc. I understand. I don’t look as glamourous
as Rosie Huntington Whitely when leaving the gym. I’m actually really
sweaty. Like really sweaty. I understand that I am not a size .008. 

What I don’t fully understand, is what is the good in commenting on a
photo of a 17-year-old girl and calling her fat, ugly, etc? Is that
helping you in some way? I’m confused. I know girls tend to have nasty
things to say about other girls and judging the looks of other girls is
only human of us all, but putting that out there is hateful and

If you don’t have a complimentary thing to say about someone,
keep it to yourself … Personally, I try to see the beauty in everyone. It’s there.
Every girl out there has a beautiful feature.

I also get
compared to my Mom quite a bit and this is where I bridge into the point
of this whole post. I AM NOT MY PARENTS. My mom is one of the most
beautiful women in the world. She is 5’9, I am 6’2. She is petite and
fragile, and I am fit and…. more to love tehe. I have a booty, she has a
thigh gap. As she emerged from her teen years, she developed an angular
face and striking cheekbones. I am still a teen making my way out of my
awkward phase. I am still trying to figure this whole thing out. How to
work my angles…how to smile without looking like I am posing for my 3rd
grade yearbook photo…how to iron my clothing before a red carpet
event…how to walk without falling. I am still learning.

Just like almost all of you, my Dad has made some
mistakes in the past. He has spoken out of place, he has let his temper
get the best of him, and he has reacted towards things in ways he
shouldn’t have. I get hateful replies and threats regarding mistakes of
my Dad’s past. This isn’t fair. I had nothing to do with anything that
happened back then, so I don’t fully understand why I am being targeted. 

More importantly, my Dad has moved on. He recognized that he needed to
change, so he made changes. He is now healthy, happily married with a
baby on the way. He moved on, so why can’t you?

I am
proud to be my parent’s daughter, but I don’t want to forever be known
as “that rude thoughtless little pig” or “Alec Baldwin and Kim
Basinger’s kid.” … Before
sending hateful replies and emails, consider all of this. Talk to me! I
am friendly. I do not think I am better than anyone.

Thank you for all who read this! I love those who are supporting me on my journey! 


In this day and age of internet anonymity, trolling and vitriol, it’s nice to read a thoughtful response to the “haters,” rather than seeing a celebrity devolve into a Twitter fight.

What do you think, readers?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."