Have you ever scrolled past one of your fave celebs' Instagram photos and thought to yourself, "I wish I looked like her!" Chances are you have, because all of us have, at some point or another, admired our favorite stars' eyes, hair, toned abs – or anything else about them, really. But it's not fair to yourself to think that there's only one way to look beautiful, and that's exactly the point that Acacia Brinley is hoping to make with her latest Instagram post.
In her new caption, the web star admitted that she has previously altered the appearance of her body to look "better" in her Instagram photos – but she now realizes that doing this is actually sending the wrong message about beauty to her millions of followers.
"I just want to make this post to the girls who I have led in the wrong direction. I'm sorry. I'm sorry that months ago I edited my face and body to be 'perfect' and 'goals' in hopes for people to comment those things," Acacia posted on Instagram. "In hopes it would make me feel good about myself, when in reality I should/do feel horrible about myself for doing that. That impossible two inch waist and perfectly round butt and flat tummy are not goals. They are unhealthy unrealistic standards that I put on you because of my own insecurities and I can never go back from that. I'm sorry. I have led so many young girls to believe that it's normal and that you should have that kind of body or gigantic lips and perfect makeup 24/7."
"It's okay to be fit. It's okay to healthy. But to think that you can only be sexy or perfect if you have the tiniest of waist and biggest hips is wrong," she continued. "I, myself, do have a naturally slimmer body but it's not what you used to see. Just because you don't have my body, Kim Kardashian's body, or your favorite Instagrammer's body does NOT mean that your body is inadequate. You are perfect and the only "goals" you need is to be a better person each and everyday. That's what I'm doing. I hope you stand with me. 💛."
We're proud of Acacia for opening up about her own insecurities – we all have 'em! – and reminding us all that there's no one ideal way to look! She's already getting a great response on her post too – actress Skai Jackson tweeted out the message to add her support.
What do you think of Acacia's new post? Leave your reactions in the comments section below.