Scarlett Moffatt has taken to Instagram to confess cruel online trolls left her unable to leave her house and in a “state of depression”.
The 29-year-old TV presenter took to Instagram on Sunday (19.05.19) to confess that she spiralled into a “state of depression” after online bullies targeted her about her weight – but insisted now she’s able to love her “assets” and is “living her best life”.
Sharing a photo of herself during an appearance on ‘Love Island: Aftersun’ last year, she wrote:
“Its mental health awareness week and the focus is on body image. I used to avoid this photo it would upset me because even thinking about this moment where I got trolled for the way I looked reminded me of the state of depression it sent me in to the point where I didn’t even want to leave the house!
“But I don’t think that looking at this photo now! NOW I see a young girl living her best life appearing on a show she loves, showing off her best assets and her curves. (sic)”
The former ‘Gogglebox’ star went on to explain that “life is too short” to be unhappy with your body and urged her fans who are struggling with body image to open up to their friends and family about the problem.
“Our bodies are beautiful no matter what anybody tries to tell us or persuade us to think. Throw your middle finger up to anyone who tells you your too thin, too fat, your stretch marks are ugly, your body isn’t the right shape, your boobs are too small, too big, your bums too flat or too fat or you’re too fake!
“Don’t listen to them. LOVE YOURSELF BECAUSE LIFE IS TOO SHORT. Please young girls and boys, ladies and men, be kind to yourself. Our mental health is everything please have breaks from social media, delete people on social media who make you feel bad about yourself, speak with family and friends, speak to your gp or helplines, just do NOT suffer alone and never feel like your beautiful body is not enough. (sic)”