Like most mothers, Hilary Duff doesn’t have time for BS.
In an ovation-worthy shot at those in the media who criticize her body (these media websites shall remain linkless), Duff’s recent Instagram post depicts a loving mother with her beach-day priorities 100 per cent in order.
I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages. I’m enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months. Since websites and magazines love to share ‘celeb flaws’ – well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go. Ladies, lets be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed. You guys (you know who you are!) already know how to ruin a good time, and now you are body shamers as well. #kissmyass 😛✌🏻
Duff has been taking some much-deserved time off after a long season of filming. First, her relaxation started off right here on Canadian soil, and now she’s hanging out under the palm trees of Hawaii.
The sassily captioned snap Duff uploaded shows her, son in arms, facing the ocean, back to camera. It looks like the most perfect mother-son moment.
“Since websites and magazines love to share ‘celeb flaws’ – well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go,” the Younger star writes. Duff then goes on to encourage all women to be not only content, but proud of their bodies, and says not waste “precious time” longing to look different.
The entire message comes at a time when so many women — moms or not — are also taking their summer vacation time and may not be feeling 100 per cent about their current state of fitness or body shape. Duff’s powerful message not only slams the haters who feel the need to pick apart her appearance (seriously, WHY?!), but is a reminder that all women’s bodies are beautiful — not just perfectly toned tummies or unattainable, magazine-edited ones. The lines, lumps and bumps are what make humans human.
Duff ends her post with an appropriately cheeky hashtag, “#kissmyass.” It’s simple, it’s poignant and it’s perfect. Have the very best summer, Hilary Duff! You deserve it.