It's about time thin people stopped getting stick, says Lucy Gornall

Former Made In Chelsea starMillie Mackintosh has come under fire recently, being labelled a bad role model for young girls by showing off her slender figure in various Instagram shots.

In particular, her recent upload which shows the reality star flaunting her trim body in a shape-enhanching undergarment.

The 25-year-old, who is renowned for her healthy lifestyle, has previously been branded as ‘too thin’ with experts even accusing Millie and her husband Professor Green of encouraging young girls to starve themselves after the rapper jokily named his wife his ‘thinspiration’ earlier this year.

Millie has now revealed that she’s tired of people criticising her slim physique saying: ‘Thin-shaming is just as bad as fat-shaming. I don’t weigh myself or look at calories – I’m not really fussed about it. They’re (body critics) commenting on my thigh gap and they accuse me of promoting it. But that’s how my legs have looked since I was a child, that is my body.’

She adds: ‘Women especially should be kinder to other women’s bodies. I don’t cry myself to sleep about it, but I don’t want people to think that’s some kind of body ideal I’m putting out there.’

Well said Ms Mac!

Millie is obviously naturally slim, and her healthy, well-rounded diet and love of the gym should certainly be admired. It’s not like she’s living off dust and celery sticks – have you SEEN her Instagram account? Snaps of banana pancakes, scrummy beef ramen and lavish Sunday roasts adorn her feed, along with pics of Millie working out.

With UK obesity levels at an all-time high, surely we should be encouraging exercise and nutritious grub?

As a naturally thin person myself, who leads a relatively healthy lifestyle, I can totally relate to what Millie is saying. I’ve had people question my eating habits umpteen times. One particular moment I was boarding a train when a total stranger muttered to his girlfriend, ‘She needs to eat more,’ followed by a pathetic giggle.

Brilliant, thanks.

Let’s just say, I glared him down for the duration of that journey.

A good friend of mine, who is naturally slim and eats A LOT, was actually told to ‘eat some burgers’ by a random man in a club.

Needless to say, he was mingin’ and had no hope of ever pulling a girl as hot as her!

Anyhoo, Millie is totally, 100 per-cent right. Thin shaming IS just as bad as fat-shaming. Would you go up to an overweight person and tell them to eat less? No.

So why-oh-why should Millie receive comments such as: ‘How do you live with yourself knowing you may cause malnutrition in women because they desire to look like you and all of the #vs models? How do any of you ???? It’s honestly disgusting.’

Come on people. Leave Millie and the rest of us skinny people alone.

CAUGHT! Millie Mackintosh and Made In Chelsea‘s Rosie Fortescue in VERY naughty video

Lucy Gornall