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'Teen Mom 2' Star Leah Messer Slams Her Bikini Bod Critics: 'Stop With This Shaming'

by Alex Ungerman 12:46 PM PDT, July 27, 2016
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Leah Messer is calling out body shamers.

After a bikini photo she posted over the weekend led some commenters to accuse the Teen Mom 2 star of being too skinny, Messer spoke out on Tuesday, saying that too much scrutiny is put on women's bodies.

What would I do without my boos!? #sisters #cousins #Family #Pool #Summer2016 ❤️

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"There is much more to women than our bodies," the 24-year-old reality star said in a statement to Refinery 29. "Yet many women seem to continually judge others."

"There are many more important issues going on in the world today than whether or not I had enough to eat for breakfast," Messer added. "(Side note: I had plenty.)"

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Messer concluded the statement calling for people to "stop with the shaming, start supporting one another, and focus on what really matters."

"I am in a beautiful place in my life raising three wonderful, kind, loving and confident little girls," Messer said. "The last thing I would want for them is to feel that they, too, could be ridiculed for their bodies."

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Messer posted another photo seemingly addressing her shamers on Tuesday, writing, "Lunchhh was delicious, and now it's time to get back in the pool w/ my baby!"

This is not the first time Messer has spoken out against social media critics, or the way she was portrayed on the MTV reality show.

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In April, Messer and her Teen Mom 2 co-star, Kailyn Lowry, opened up on Steve Harvey about the pressure of dealing with online comments.

"I honestly put my life out there to be a positive influence ... It's so painful when people are judgmental," Messer shared at the time. "I've just stopped allowing it to affect me."

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"If we post one picture on Instagram, we might cause World War III," Lowry added. "It’s hard because I think people forget when they’re watching the show that we’re actually human beings with feelings."

Watch the video below for more of what they had to say.

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