Kristin CavallariÂ took to Instagram on Wednesday to show off a pair of shoes from her collection with Nordstrom. The photo featured her new Lash Split Shaft Booties, which was meant to be the focus of the shot, but when she made a witty comment about her â€œcrazy arm,â€ itÂ unfortunately drew all of the attention away.
â€œFeeling it until I see the pic and see my crazy arm. Maybe next time I shouldnâ€™t lean so hard,â€ she captioned the photo, along with an emoji to expressÂ the lighthearted nature of her words. Of course, followers were quick to react.
Harsh commenters immediately began to shame Cavallari for seemingly shaming herself. However, the attention she put toward her awkward pose wasnâ€™t meant to be a negative comment about her body at all. Instead, Cavallari admitted that she was pointing out theÂ imperfection herself before others could point it out to her â€” something she made clear in a response to a particularly hateful comment.
â€œI didnâ€™t say my arm looks fat, did I? No, I simply said it looks crazy (and I was joking around) because if I didnâ€™t say it, a thousand other people would have,â€ Cavallari wrote. â€œIf you took it as I was being critical of myself, then thatâ€™s on you. I was in no way putting myself down nor am I upset about it in the slightest (obviously I posted it). How you interpret my words has nothing to do with me or what I actually meant.â€
Further comments taking Cavallariâ€™s caption the wrong way even claimed that she was a poor example for young children after her words were interpreted to be self-critical.
â€œWhat I said was very tongue in cheek â€¦ hence the [emoji]. Everyone needs to relax and have a sense of humor. I never once said I think my arm looks fat,â€ she said. â€œAnd sorry, I actually do think I am a good example for young women. I would never put someone else down over the internet for startersâ€¦â€
Cavallari is no stranger to body shamers online. Sheâ€™s actually had to shut some down who negativelyÂ commented on the appearance of her husband, Jay Cutler, in one photo.
Luckily, in response to Cavallariâ€™sÂ own comments on Wednesday, many people started showingÂ their support.
â€œI read your caption and chuckled,â€ one fan wrote. â€œI think youâ€™re hilarious and love when you get to be yourself. But of course someone always has something to say, which then makes it hard to be yourself. So you keep doing you!! There will always be someone to complain or take things seriously/personally.â€
Another agreed to the sentiment that when youâ€™re a person in the spotlight and putting photos online, you canâ€™t always beat the haters.
â€œIf you caption was talking about how amazing your arm looked people would still have something negative to say. People just love to complain and put others down regardless. You look fabulous, darling!â€