She added: "It gets exhausting and I just want it to stop. I want it to stop for me, but also for people who read these comments and think it’s the norm. Speaking about women as objects, analysing their weight and saying you would 'take them for a ride' is especially repugnant."
"Saying all I need to do is stay the 'correct' weight is… f**ked? It implies that to have worth I need to stay thin, and that my value exists only when I fit into a standard of beauty that is not realistic.”
Both Chatfield and Varelis' experiences with online abuse not only shines a light on the unfair reality behind TV fame, but also spotlights the unrealistic and damaging expectations that are held against women and our bodies—and it needs to stop. Threatening, bullying and shaming someone is never okay.