Gemma Atkinson lashed out cruel trolls who accused her of Photoshopping her C-section scar out of pictures.
The former Emmerdale and Strictly Come Dancing star recently posed up for a stunning covershoot for Women's Health magazine.
The 35-year-old, who welcomed daughter Mia with boyfriend Gorka Marquez in July, looked sensational as she posed up in a pair of blue knickers and a matching vest top that was tied in a knot at the front.
Gemma looked stunning as she showed off her post-baby body for the fitness mag.
But she wasn't happy when people accused her of having her caesarean scar and her stretch marks edited out of the picture.
She took to Instagram to share her views, posting a snap of herself with an unimpressed look on her face.
She fumed: "My face when I’m accused of 'faking pics' because you can’t see my C section scar or stretch marks . Seriously. ️
"On my latest post in my shoot for WH (Which I love btw!) a lot of people have DM’d me or commented on articles and my page that my pics must be airbrushed because my scar or stretch marks aren’t visible. Now I’m no expert but I’m assuming C sections are dependant on a lot of things. The size & position of your baby & your surgeon being a few of them.
"Mia was under 5lb. Tiny! She was low down & engaged but couldn’t be pushed out so she was cut out instead
"My scar is around 8cm long and low down below my knicker line. For me to show it on pictures id quite frankly be showing you the top of my vagina! Now onto stretch marks. I didn’t get any on my tummy. I got a few faint white ones on the top of my bum cheeks but I had some there before Mia. I think I actually got them in high school…
"Again, I’m no expert but I’m told regardless of lotions & potions they come down to the elasticity in our skin and how quickly our bumps grow. My mum didn’t get any on her tummy & neither did my sister so maybe genetics play a role too. Who knows
"Should woman who have them be made to feel bad and apologise? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Should woman who didn’t get them be made to feel guilty & apologise? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Motherhood is physically different for every single female body and we are all in our own way just trying to deal with it.
"My one wish, especially now being a role model for Mia, is for us to all feel secure in our own bodies, because life’s too short and we all deserve to be happy. Unfortunately I don’t know what the answer is to making that happen. What I do know, is that looking for 'flaws' or trying to bring others down won’t make you feel any better.
"There’s enough room for us all to shine & be our best selves! I was going to post a pic of my scar as proof it’s actually there, but then I thought, No. The negative people aren’t getting that. My scar is for me, Gorks and Mia. Our imperfect reminder of how lucky we are to have our family"
Lots of people echoed Gemma's thoughts.
Giovanna Fletcher, the wife of McFly star Tom, commented: "So much love flying your way. Bodies are incredible and we’re lucky ours have had the ability to grow life. XXX"
While Boyzone's Keith Duffy wrote: "Our imperfections are our true beauty, Inside and out x Good on ya x"
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