Just a few days after Amanda Seyfried called out an influencer for showing what Seyfried said was an unrealistic view of her post-baby body, she’s taking to Instagram again to clarify her original statement. Following Seyfried’s Instagram post, where she called out semi-influencer Arielle Noa Charnas for perpetuating unrealistic body standards on her feed, she is now issuing an apology to anyone who felt thin-shamed because of what she said. If you know me or are familiar with any of my beliefs or stances you’ll recognize that it isn’t in my character to tear down anyone for ‘being who they are, Seyfried wrote. Each of us has the ability and the freedom to say and do as we choose.
She went on to say that if people like Charnas are getting paid to send messages to people, they should be able to back up their opinions when they’re criticized. The only thing I’d take back is exactly how I started this debate. I desperately wish it hadn’t targeted (or blasted) one person (there are MANY who engage in this questionable messaging) and instead started a cleaner, general conversation, she said. No one needs to tear anyone apart. And I regret that its present right now.
She then apologized directly to Charnas, without naming her. To the lady in question: I’m sorry for the truly negative feels you’ve endured because of this, she added. In her first post, Seyfried shared a screenshot of a comment that friend Sophie Flack left on Charnas’ Instagram post that celebrated her body after having two children. Though Seyfried did not tag Flack nor Charnas in the post, Flack later identified herself as the commenter and people quickly figured out they were referring to Charnas.