Earlier this week, Teen Mom 2 was once again the target of social media users who felt her newest Instagram photos were cause for concern.
The young mom of three posted a pool side photo with her sister and her cousin, and while most women strive to regain their physique after having children, many thought Leah had taken it too far. Her bikini photo shows an extremely thin Messer and instantly had comments ranging from “Jeesus! eat a burger gf,” to speculation she is using drugs: “The weight loss, teeth, constantly pinned eyes are not good signs. I don’t know her and I feel bad for all she has been thru and hope I am wrong. Those saying she looks good for three kids. She looked good rite after she had them up til now. This is a sign of something wrong. It’s sad.”
After the photo went viral and the comments built up, Leah reacted to all her critics. The reality star told Refinery29, “First and foremost, there is much more to women than our bodies. Yet many women seem to continually judge others, not by their character, but by their bodies. There are many more important issues going on in the world today than whether or not I had enough to eat for breakfast. (Side note: I had plenty.) We should be focused on spreading love and kindness instead of mean-spirited bullying. Thankfully I am in a beautiful place in my life raising three wonderful, kind, loving and confident little girls,” she continued. “The last thing I would want for them is to feel that they, too, could be ridiculed for their bodies. So let’s stop with the shaming, start supporting one another, and focus on what really matters.”