In a long overdue response, Robyn Lawley is hushing critics who thought she didn’t want stretch marks. After an article accused the model of considering ‘abortion to avoid stretch marks’, the new mommy is making it loud and clear, she loves her post-baby body — ‘tiger stripes’ and all!
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Robyn Lawley, 26, just gave birth to a precious baby girl a few months ago. So, it’s no surprise her body went through a bit of a change. Sadly, there was an article that claimed she considered abortion to avoid getting stretch marks. Well, unsurprisingly, Robyn was NOT okay with that false article.
Be proud of your body — that’s the loud and clear message Robyn is sending to her fans. The sexy model took to social media to silence all of the negative comments she’s been dealing with — and it’s epic. She posted an un-retouched selfie celebrating her post-baby body. In the snap, she is standing in front of a mirror in just her underwear. It all started when a publication twisted her words about pregnancy into a vicious headline that read: “Robyn Lawley considers abortion to avoid stretch marks.”
The quotes from the Cosmopolitan article read: “Post-baby, I want to be able to get back to work pretty quickly, and my worry is that if I do get them, they’ll take time to fade to white from red. As a lingerie model, that’s not ideal.” It also stated that she had called an abortion provider before ultimately deciding that she wanted to continue with her pregnancy. “When you’re actually confronted with the possibility of an abortion, it’s an immensely hard decision.”
Now, after the model and her boyfriend of four and a half years Everest Schmidt, welcomed their sweet daughter, Ripley Dorothy, she is ready to discuss that awful article.
See Robyn’s Full Message
“Almost a year ago, an interview from a very honest maybe too honest conversation with a friend was manipulated and taken apart so heartlessly by a uk publication gossip page that at 7 months pregnant right after losing one of my my closest relatives, read “Robyn considers abortion to avoid stretch marks.” I was shocked not only because that is not what I said, not to mention i already had a tone of stretch marks like 90% of the world, but to read that entire article and be already heavily pregnant, that’s their angle?
It hurt so bad, the comments that ensued were derogatory to say the least. I’m familiar with being bullied, once for not having a thigh gap (insert face palm) but to bully me for something I never said, not to mention my decision would need to be more based on the fact that I will be taking care of someone’s life, a heavy decision to make, would never rest on getting stretch marks alone.
I think until it was pulled it had over 500 or more very abusive comments with no help from the original publication or my friend I personally tweeted the author of the gossip website to ‘have a heart’ as it was causing a huge amount of stress to me and I was worried about my unborn baby’s health.
The author was in fact Australian and she proclaimed did not write it, someone else in UK had and the article was pulled. These gossip pages do everything to get a view but to not even write your true name is cowardly. As for my stretch marks I knew they were coming and as they’re fading into white ( like all my others) I thought I might capture them. Because they are some bad ass #tigerstripes . And I earned them.
We put an unbelievable amount of ridiculous time consuming pressure on women to care so much about their flaws they forget how truly beautiful they (you) are today.
F**k them, who cares, be you, be loud, be proud. And put your efforts into skills that rely more on your physical self.
And to anyone who feels bad about your body especially after a baby, you are a warrior, you created a life inside of you, that’s no easy feat.
It makes me mad seeing abortion discussed as a political agenda, women’s reproduction rights are in use for votes. I will always be pro choice. No one likes to get abortion but if your not prepared their should be no judgement into getting one.
Women’s rights should not be used so gimmicky and spoken about so poorly.
Right now there are millions of homeless children in America alone why don’t we focus on them? We often forget those women who do have a child because they couldn’t get access to an abortion because of state laws and no one is there for her when she’s denied health care or becomes homeless due to staggering costs or even has to change her entire career. It’s 2015 we have to urgently make women feel empowered by their bodies and minds. We should not be taking their rights and choices away.
I love my daughter, I also love my human rights.”
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