A mum-of-six has been slammed on social media for posting a photo of her ‘stretch marks’.
Sharny Kieser, 39, known as ‘Fitmum’ shared a photo of herself on her Facebook page Sharny & Julius wearing a crop top and shorts; her stretch marks proudly revealed.
While thousands praised her and thanked her ‘for showing the reality of being a mum’ there were also some who left hurtful comments, shares Daily Mail.
One comment read – ‘at least Photoshop the disgusting stretch marks out’.
Her husband, Julius, quickly came to Ms Kaiser’s defence.
Being healthy is an everyday decision, and it starts with the little things. The decision to make time for health at home, in the flurry of managing your life with your kids. You can do it. You can get the life that you want. You can feel happy, healthy, energized, and beautiful in your own skin! If you’re looking for a community of mums who have the same mindset as you, check out sharnyandjulius.fit/mum and join today!
Mr Kaiser, who takes many of his wife’s portraits, shared a dramatic black and white image showing Ms Kaiser, along with a caption which read:
‘Stretchmarks are beautiful’.
‘I think they symbolise the strength of a mother who brought six children into the world. Not just this mother, but EVERY mother,’ he wrote in his post.
‘I believe that a body of a confident WOMAN (like this) is far more beautiful and sexy than the body of an insecure GIRL (what you normally see on social media),’ he added.
Last week, I posted a photo of Sharny with her tummy out and a young girl said “at least photoshop the disgusting stretch marks out.” Here’s a new photo, where I’ve adjusted the light so you can see ONLY stretch marks. Enjoy, because I do. I think they’re beautiful. I think they symbolise the strength of a mother who brought 6 children into the world. Not just this mother, but EVERY mother. I believe that a body of a confident WOMAN (like this) is far more beautiful and sexy than the body of an insecure GIRL (what you normally see on social media). That’s not saying instagirls are ugly, they just lack life experience, they’re shallow. Not shallow like we normally say, but shallow in life, not yet interesting. But they will be, that’s a given. And I hope that when they DO earn their depth of character and maybe scars/stretch marks, they KNOW that they are not ugly or used, but beautiful and important and courageous. They are mums. #instamodel #normalizestretchmarks #beautiful #beachbody #stretchmarks #scars #mother #wife #sexy
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Thank you, Julius, for being such an understanding man. We need to see this more and stop judging mums for ridiculous stuff.
Sharny has shared in the past a moving post on Instagram admitting she loves her body despite her visible stretch marks and saggy skin. Read more here.
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