Donna D’Errico hits back at bodyshamers for bikini snap
Donna D’Errico, 54, has a message for the women who shamed her for posing in a bikini.
The Baywatch alum took to Instagram on Sunday, July 17, to share a snap of herself laying back in a light pink bikini. She captioned the photo, “Many women complained about the 4th of July video I posted in a red white and blue bikini because they thought I was ‘classier than that’ and ‘too old to wear a bikini” and, my favorite, ‘desperate’. Let me tell you something that might surprise you. I can actually wear and do literally anything I want.
She concluded her post with, “On that note, here I am in a bikini crouching on a coffee table.”
the old battle robots the host received a lot of praise for his post in the comments section. One follower wrote, “Do whatever you want to do honey! We love you! Women always attack other women and try very hard to make them feel bad about themselves. You have nothing to reproach yourself for. Another added: “Donna you can wear and look ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL in a bikini. Don’t let those jealous haters bother you one bit.
D’Errico isn’t the only woman to hit back at people who say she’s no longer the appropriate age to wear a particular type of swimsuit. In April, model Paulina Porizkova, 57, shared some of the hateful comments she received on her own bikini photos on Instagram to shed light on ageism. Comments included, “You must be in so much pain to keep posting bikini pics at your age.”
“I get comments like these every time I post a picture of my body. It’s age shame that makes me cringe. Older men are singled out, older women are ugly. “People who believe beauty equals beauty don’t understand beauty. Pretty is easy on the eyes, in part because it’s kind of bland, harmless. It’s easy to take in and easy to forget,” Porizkova wrote at the time, “Not so beautiful. Beauty can be sharp. It can hurt you and leave a scar. To perceive beauty, one must be able to SEE. This is why I believe that we become more beautiful with age. We have earned our beauty, we understand what it is and we can see it so much better. There’s no such thing as ugly and old. Just myopic and ignorant.
Porizkova’s post caught the attention of Lisa Rinna, 58, who posted her own bikini photo in defiance of ageist stereotypes.
“[Paulina Porizkova] posted a pic of her in a bikini and she was called old and ugly for it,” The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star wrote. “Well, I’m 58 and here’s my ‘old and ugly’.”
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