Cannes 2011 Alexa Chung red carpet.jpgAlexa Chung has hit back at critics on Instagram after she came under attack for being too thin. The debate started after the model-turned-TV-presenter posted a photo of herself on her Instagram account wearing a short denim dress and standing next to her mother.

Almost immediately fans began to make negative comments about her weight claiming she appeared "unhealthy" and "disgustingly skinny". This prompted her to respond personally to the accusations that she is influencing the 'thinspiration' trend amongst young women.

"Ok everyone thanks for the teen angst discussions," she wrote on Instagram. "People are different sizes. I'm not trying to be thinspo for anyone."

While a large amount of comments were critical of Alexa, opinion was also divided with some fans coming to her defence. Shortly after Alexa decided to make her Instagram account private.

Sadly this comes just two months ago after the starlet spoke about how she had become the target of online bullies. She told OK! magazine: 'It basically got really nasty and they were like, "We're going to stab you.' It was genuinely horrible. I stopped using Twitter for a while because I got so much s**t about being anorexic. And I'm not."

  • No-one should have to tolerate online bullies, not even Alexa. Do you believe she is right in defending herself and making her Twitter and Instagram accounts private? Share your thoughts with us by commenting below.

[via Daily Mail]