Love Island’s Erin Barnett is slammed after sharing her New Year’s resolution to lose 5kg

Love Island’s Erin Barnett is slammed after sharing her New Year’s resolution to lose 5kg: ‘This is triggering to young girls’

Love Island star Erin Barrett has been slammed after revealing she plans to shed 5kg this year.

The influencer,  26, who found fame on the first season of Love Island Australia in 2018, said she is at the ‘heaviest she’s ever been’ and wants to slim down from 57kg to 52kg.    

Sharing a series of stunning poolside bikini snaps, Erin wrote: ‘This my friends is the heaviest I’ve ever weighed 57kgs at 157cm. 

Love Island star Erin Barrett has been slammed after revealing she plans to shed 5kg

Love Island star Erin Barrett has been slammed after revealing she plans to shed 5kg

The influencer, 26, who found fame on the first season of Love Island Australia in 2018, said she is at the 'heaviest she's ever been' and wants to slim down from 57kg to 52kg

The influencer, 26, who found fame on the first season of Love Island Australia in 2018, said she is at the ‘heaviest she’s ever been’ and wants to slim down from 57kg to 52kg

‘My goal is to lose 5kgs & get back to a healthier lifestyle. 

‘I’m not saying there is anything wrong with how my body looks – I just want to feel better from the inside. 

‘I need to eat better, drink more water & exercise. 

‘This will also be super beneficial for my mental health. Who else made their 2023 goal to lose weight? Probably most of us. Let’s see how I go…. ‘

Sharing a series of stunning poolside bikini snaps, Erin wrote: 'This my friends is the heaviest I've ever weighed 57kgs at 157cm

Sharing a series of stunning poolside bikini snaps, Erin wrote: ‘This my friends is the heaviest I’ve ever weighed 57kgs at 157cm

But the star was quickly criticised by fans saying she's promoting unhealthy ideals.

But the star was quickly criticised by fans saying she’s promoting unhealthy ideals.

But the star was quickly criticised by fans saying she’s promoting unhealthy ideals.

Married at First Sight’s Clare Verrall replied to the post explaining that ‘thinness isn’t about happiness or value.   

‘It took me until I was 38 to stop making my NY resolution to lose weight & instead focus on my general mental health, loving my body & treating it like the incredible vessel it is,’ she said.

‘I have rolls, cellulite, very pale skin & I’m always covered in random bruises. However, I love my unique body now. Being thin isn’t happiness or your value in the world (even though you are obviously a ‘thin’ woman.) Everyone saying she is ‘still’ beautiful, she is just beautiful. Full stop. That’s it.

Erin, who often posts about body positivity, hit back at her critics explaining she 'wasn't a bad role model' and 'not hurting anyone'

Erin, who often posts about body positivity, hit back at her critics explaining she ‘wasn’t a bad role model’ and ‘not hurting anyone’

In a second post she added that she 'never said weighing more was bad' and that it was 'her body and her choice' and that 'she's not here to please everyone.

In a second post she added that she ‘never said weighing more was bad’ and that it was ‘her body and her choice’ and that ‘she’s not here to please everyone.

The star hit back at fans who said she was a 'bad role model' for wanting to shed weight

The star hit back at fans who said she was a ‘bad role model’ for wanting to shed weight

‘I realise I sound like my mother, but my God the media has made us resent our bodies which is so sad. You are beautiful inside & out. F*** diets.

‘Someone who is in therapy is so much hotter that someone purely focused on being thin’.

Another fan wrote: ‘Love your stuff normally but this is really unhelpful to those vulnerable to eating disorders and body issues, especially a younger audience. It’s great to have goals that suit you, but keep numbers out of it when it could have a negative impact on someone else.’ 

Erin first found fame on Love Island Australia season one before building up an Instagram following

Erin is seen on Love Island

Erin first found fame on Love Island Australia season one before building up an Instagram following

Erin, pictured on Love Island, previously said that learning to love her body has been a long process

Erin, pictured on Love Island, previously said that learning to love her body has been a long process

A third added: ‘Woah love your stuff but this is a bit damaging 57kg is very light and a completely healthy weight for jour size. I prob weighed that when I was a teen! Can be sparking an ED with this post. I’m triggered and I weigh 57kg which is completely normal BMI. Not appropriate for young audience’.

‘Not sure why you needed to add your exact weight and height to a post you claim to be about wanting a healthier lifestyle and feeling better from the inside,’ said another. ‘Followed you for a while and usually find your posts inspirational and uplifting but this is damaging. I think you need to be more careful with so many young followers,’ they went on.

Erin, who often posts about body positivity, hit back at her critics explaining she ‘wasn’t a bad role model’ and ‘not hurting anyone’.  

Married at First Sight's Clare Verrall replied to the post explaining that 'thinness isn't about happiness or value

Married at First Sight’s Clare Verrall replied to the post explaining that ‘thinness isn’t about happiness or value

‘Is it really “my body my choice”? ‘ she said in an Instagram story.

‘Because whenever we do make a choice to do something for ourselves and post it on OUR PERSONAL page; someone always has a problem with the choice we made.

‘So really, if we want to do something we have to ask permission on here and gain support before we are allowed to? I feel as though I have to seek approval from random people on my Instagram before I do or say literally ANYTHING! Or else someone will be offended

‘Or… all of a sudden I’m a “bad role model”

Erin often shares stunning selfies online and has been open about breast enhancement and non-surgical nose job

Erin often shares stunning selfies online and has been open about breast enhancement and non-surgical nose job

‘Scrolling through Instagram is becoming exhausting. Constantly having to walk on eggshells 24/7, to make sure you don’t say the wrong thing or do the wrong thing because there are so many new RULES to follow

‘I will forever stand by: if I’m not hurting anyone financially, emotionally, physically or mentally then I m not doing anything wrong. 

‘Can we stop trying SO HARD to push our own personal beliefs/ opinions on other people. Forcing them to see things your way is never going to work. If something I post offends you or you disagree with it; unfollow or block. No one is forcing you to follow the people you have on Instagram. Stop taking everything so personal & for the love of god, stop being so sensitive,’ she went on.

Last year, Erin confessed that 'struggles mentally with having cellulite' and that it's taken 'hard work' to love and appreciate her body The glamazon posted a before-and-after image of her backside to illustrate how social media influencers use clever photography trick to hide their cellulite

Last year, Erin confessed that ‘struggles mentally with having cellulite’ and that it’s taken ‘hard work’ to love and appreciate her body The glamazon posted a before-and-after image of her backside to illustrate how social media influencers use clever photography trick to hide their cellulite 

In a second post she added that she ‘never said weighing more was bad’ and that it was ‘her body and her choice’ and that ‘she’s not here to please everyone.

 Last year, Erin confessed that ‘struggles mentally with having cellulite’ and that it’s taken ‘hard work’ to love and appreciate her body

The glamazon posted a before-and-after image of her backside to illustrate how social media influencers use clever photography trick to hide their cellulite.

‘I took these photos five seconds apart! ⁣In the LEFT photo, I’m pushing my hips backwards and slightly bending my knees. ⁣In the RIGHT photo, I’m pushing my hips forward and locking my knees. ⁣ITS ALL ABOUT DEM ANGLES GURLS!’ she wrote.

Erin has previously shown off her body in the gym - and was praised for showing her 'rolls' in the gym

Erin is pictured in the gym

Erin has previously shown off her body in the gym – and was praised for showing her ‘rolls’ in the gym 

She continued: ‘I know I have a lot of young girls who follow me on here; so I thought I’d just show errrrbody my booty and remind the world that we ALL have cellulite SOMEWHERE. IT’S NORMAL. ⁣

Erin explained that learning to love her body has been a long process.

She wrote: ‘I struggle with having cellulite mentally; each day I learn to love it a little bit more; but some days I absolutely hate that a** and cellulite. It’s okay to be honest and admit to yourself that loving your own body is hard work sometimes, right?! ⁣

‘A reminder that majority of our photos are edited in a way to make our Instagram look fabulous, bright and joyful. ⁣Every now and then it’s refreshing to add this kind of content to my Instagram.’

Former flame: Erin rose to fame on Love Island Australia in 2018. Pictured with co-star Eden Dally

Former flame: Erin rose to fame on Love Island Australia in 2018. Pictured with co-star Eden Dally 

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