A bikini designer has criticized cowardly trolls for calling her a whale after she shared a video of her dancing around her living room in her underwear.
Karina Irby, owner of Moana Bikini, is a proponent of “real bodies” and body positivity, she told FEMAIL that she gives back to the trolls as much as they give.
“It says a lot about their character when they hide behind a fake or troll account online and terrify someone who just wants to make people feel good,” she said.
“I feel like if you know and feel you’re right, you should have the confidence and strength to call out the haters and show the world who they really are.”
She was recently forced to hit back at trolls after being trolled for posting a lighthearted video on her Instagram story.
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Karina Irby, owner of Moana Bikini, advocates for ‘real bodies’ and body positivity and has helped women around the world learn to love the way they look
Karina often shows pictures that show the difference between posed and unposed looks
To make matters worse – most of the annoying messages came from fake accounts.
“If you’re berating someone and want to make public opinions about their bodies, at least have the balls to show your true profile,” Karina wrote, adding the same video to her roles.
Before she told FEMALI haters were definitely in the minority.
At the top of the video, Karina posted one of the heartless comments, which began by telling the designer that she was “stupid” and that the writer felt “ashamed” of her.
“Nobody wants to see fat girls dance badly at the Macarena. Go for a jog and get a thigh hole, you whale,” was the cruel message.
But instead of feeling bad about her body, as the bully wanted, Karina turned them down.
“This is definitely the lowest form of bullying on the internet and I see it everywhere,” she said.
Before adding that they have a huge impact on people’s mental health.
Karina takes pride in helping other women feel confident by showing her own confidence
Karina put this video on her reels after being attacked by bullies for putting it on her story
“It’s such a shame that we can actually let these ghosts in our heads. Stay strong. Shake it off. And have fun with it,’ she said.
“I don’t want anyone to feel lonely or lonely when they’re going through or going through any kind of hardship.”
Instead, she wants to encourage people to reach out and talk about their problems so they don’t feel isolated.
“Something that feels isolated or alienated from your immediate peers is actually so incredibly normal and there are other people all over the world that you can connect with and normalize what you’re going through.”
“It’s such a shame that we can actually let these ghosts in our heads. Stay strong. Shake it off. And have fun with it,’ she said
And her fans were on her side — one said the trolls should be ashamed of their own behavior if they aren’t willing to show their own face.
Others called Karina a queen because she showed self-love and turned her back on the negative comments.
I envy your resistance to these comments. I would literally fall apart if I got even a fraction of the hate comments about my body that you get. That’s why I follow you – so that I can remember that there is good and strength in the world,” said one woman.
While another said Karina comes across as ‘confident and strong’, something they want to work on.
Some mentioned the facts in the comment.
‘That’s the best Macarena dance I’ve seen in a long time!! They stumble,” said one man on the video.
Karina often shares posed vs unposed photos to show how bodies look very different when natural compared to sprawling photos in good light.
Karina is known for standing up for real bodies on the photo sharing platform
In one of those photos, she admitted that she didn’t “feel” the selfie that day, but when she looked back at it, she decided she looked “cute.”
“I also think it’s SO important for puppies to share relaxed pictures like this on socials because it’s a nice reminder that bodies look like this too,” she said.
She has also documented her battle with eczema, which can make her skin sore and dry.
The Macarena video reel calling out bullies has been seen over 480k times, liked over 40k times and attracted thousands of positive comments.
Despite the negative reactions, Karina continues to dance through her living room in her underwear.