Ireland Baldwin, 17, was thrust into the spotlight at an early age because of the bizarre antics of her famous parents Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. Now the aspiring model wants to set the record straight on a few things.
She has posted an open letter on her Tumblr page to address her weight, the sins of her parents and the haters on social media.
“To all of my followers and everyone else out there reading this, I feel that it is time I make a few points very clear. I know a majority of you could care less, but I’d like to take a moment to explain a few things. I get many hateful emails, Twitter replies, and comments on gossip websites about me and my parents. I know what most of you are thinking. “Ireland, just ignore it.” “There are always going to be haters out there.” “Quit being so sensitive.” Yes, you are all correct.”
“Of course I get those comments about how I am too fat to model, how I am not model material, how I am an unattractive girl, how I am too tall, etc. I understand. I don’t look as glamorous as Rosie Huntington Whiteley when leaving the gym. I’m actually really sweaty. Like really sweaty. I understand that I am not a size .008. What I don’t fully understand, is what is the good in commenting on a photo of a 17 year old girl and calling her fat, ugly, etc? Is that helping you in some way? I’m confused.”
“I AM NOT MY PARENTS. My mom is one of the most beautiful woman in the world. She is 5’9, I am 6’2. She is petite and fragile, and I am fit and…. more to love tehe. I have a booty, she has a thigh gap. As she emerged from her teen years, she developed an angular face and striking cheekbones. I am still a teen making my way out of my awkward phase. I am still trying to figure this whole thing out.”
“Just like almost all of you, my Dad has made some mistakes in the past. He has spoken out of place, he has let his temper get the best of him, and he has reacted towards things in ways he shouldn’t have. I get hateful replies and threats regarding mistakes of my Dad’s past. This isn’t fair. I had nothing to do with anything that happened back then, so I don’t fully understand why I am being targeted. More importantly, my Dad has moved on. He recognized that he needed to change, so he made changes. He is now healthy, happily married with a baby on the way. He moved on, so why can’t you?”
“I am not seeking fame by association. I do not want to be simply know as a model. I am proud to be my parent’s daughter, but I don’t want to forever be known as “that rude thoughtless little pig” or ” Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s kid.”
You can read Ireland complete post here.
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