Why the Below Deck Down Under star ‘hates’ her thighs, slammed by fans

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Below Deck Down Under chief stew Aesha Scott has been slammed by her fans online after the TV star confessed to hating the look of her thighs.

The New Zealander took to Instagram this week to share three photos of herself at the beach wearing a black bikini.

“I never would usually post this and to be honest I have gone to delete it then redone it so many times already,” she wrote in the caption.

“I hate that my thighs look a little bigger here than my usual (Christmas holiday yums and drinks which I don’t regret) but I love the picture.”

“I’m not doing this to get compliments so don’t feel like you have to comment a bunch of yaasss Queens, I just thought if I’m an advocate for being real and genuine then I shouldn’t be not posting a photo I love because I think some body part isn’t looking ideally how I’d like,” she wrote.

“It just shows the crazy things we say to ourselves in our minds while not believing any of those things when applied to other people.

“I just thought if I’m an advocate for being real and genuine then I shouldn’t be not posting a photo I love because I think some body part isn’t looking ideally how I’d like. It just shows the crazy things we say to ourselves in our minds while not believing any of those things when applied to other people. Time to walk the talk.”

But some of her followers smashed her for promoting an “ugly dialogue” of body shaming and told her to stop being so harsh on herself.

“Most of us would kill for that body,’ another said. ‘Girl you are delulu, you are stunning,” one person wrote.

“This is the best photo of you yet!! Don’t delete!” another wrote.

“Imagine how women with actually big thighs/weight issues feel.. and then here you are with a thigh gap acting like you’re big,” one person wrote.

“This is the issue… women are made to feel as if this is big?” another said.

“With a teen daughter who recently went through treatment and is also old enough to use Instagram, I beg of you not to post statements of self-loathing or body hate,” one mum said.

This story first appeared in Perth Now and was reproduced with permission.