Vicky Pattison has taken to social media to shut down trolls who criticised her photos.
The Geordie Shore star has suffered with her fair share of trolling and negative online comments during her time in the spot light, and has spoken out before about the toll it’s taken on her self confidence and insecurities.
Now, Vicky has spoken out to defend herself again, taking to Instagram to post a lengthy message to her critics and prove the type of editing she does on her pictures.
Vicky posted four versions of the same selfie, the first being completely unedited with each version showing more and more tweaks. Showing her followers the extent of edits she explained, ‘After receiving numerous ‘that looks nothing like you’ moans or ‘so photoshopped’ whinges from you bored trolls out there myself and my gorgeous girl @thebeautybom have put together this for you….
‘The image on the top left is the completely untouched, unedited and organic picture of me and as we go across in story board form you can see the MINOR changes she made to the pic culminated in the final and bottom right image that seemed to cause so many of you so much offence!!’
Continuing to show what exactly had been done, Vicky pointed out how minor the changes were to her original picture, ‘She’s sharpened a few bits and used a filter, yes I’m wearing makeup and tan but who doesn’t?!’ and slammed trolls for the real reason behind their comments, ‘Can we all just calm our passions, get off our high horses, chill out, stop being so hateful, negative or downright bitter and just see this for what it is?!!!!! A nice picture of me with some pretty chains round my neck?!!’
But the 28 year old didn’t stop there, with the star asking her haters to look at themselves, ‘I personally could not get so fired up over a picture of someone but that may be because I have a happy busy life filled with friends, family, a fulfilling job, travel and ambitions… So maybe next time rather than criticise me, or @thebeautybom’s work you will take a second and think ‘am I really annoyed by this image or am I just dissatisfied with my own life?!’
She urged social media users to improve their lives, hoping to distract them from looking at hers, ‘if your comments are spurned out of pettiness and self loathing I urge you to better yourself… Whether that be through exercise or going for that job promotion or making new friends, even something as little as smiling more… But do it! As it will make you happier and YOU deserve to be happy!’
Finishing her lengthy post, Vicky admitted, ‘Rant Over… NAMASTE. (Sorry if I sound like a preachy Wanker…. I do that sometimes when I’m feeling passionate!)’.
But it seems as though Vicky as many more fans than she does critics, with her post being liked a huge 24.2k times and many followers agreeing with her points.
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One follower wrote, ‘Well said there chick 👍 Quality rant… Love the way your life has taken such an amazing transition 😍 There will always be haters/Jealous people… You are inspirational, so keep chasing those dreams… And may there be many more dreams fulfilled in the future… Take it easy girl x’ while another agreed, ‘I always edit my photos? Why not?
‘If it makes you feel just that little bit better about yourself then do it all it is, is jealousy! Keep doing what you do’.