Paige Spiranac is sick of being body shamed.
The golf influencer took to her YouTube channel to share her experience being shamed by online commenters after she threw the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers game on Sept. 16. In the video, titled “Body Shaming & Life Online, Do I Deserve It?”, Spiranac said that her social media was flooded with comments suggesting she had not looked her best at the game, and that her different appearance was due to the fact that she could not use “filters” in real life.
“When I shoot, I obviously pick the best pictures. I have great lighting. There’s a lot that goes into getting a nice picture,” she explained in the YouTube video. “And so when you’re at a stadium that has severe overhead lighting, fluorescent overhead lighting, you’re just not going to look your best. And so I have just felt this immense pressure to look perfect, all the time. And that is humanly impossible. It is seriously so difficult to do that. No one can do that. Even the most beautiful women in the world don’t always look a certain way.”
She said she has to acknowledge that her body is a part of her brand as an influencer and content creator.
“It’s such a complex, difficult situation for me because my body is such a big part of my brand and my business. I have set it up that way, for right or wrong,” she explained. “That is just how this has progressed. And so I know that my body will always be criticized, because I put it out there and I need to be able to accept that.”
Back in September, Paige Spiranac took to Instagram to share that she was upset over comments she received on recent posts that criticized her body. In a since-expired Instagram Story, she wrote, “Honestly, the amount of men calling me ‘fat’ on this post is next level lol. I’ve had to delete so many comments which I almost never do.”
In January of 2021, she called out the pressure to be perfect for her audience.
It’s crazy I can be told I look too fat, too skinny, too plastic, too old, wearing too much makeup, not enough makeup, boobs too big, butt not big enough, too pale, hair too blonde, not blonde enough all in one day. Guys it’s not a build a bear workshop over here. Calm it down
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) January 13, 2021
Unfortunately she’s in the online business, and we know that where trolls lurk. Being a golf influencer isn’t as sexy as it sounds.
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