Everyone has some kind of insecurities. Most of the time, they have something to do with your physical appearance or something that makes you different than other people – but more often than not, you will likely be the only one to notice it. That random mole on your cheek? Likely you're the only one to spot it. That tiny gap in your two front teeth? Imperceptible.
But if someone does happen to pick up on your physical insecurities, and go and point it out to you, it can feel doubly awful. And that, unfortunately, is what Kira Kosarin is going through right now.
It all started when the Thundermans actress shared a glam pic of herself rocking a cute new one-piece bathing suit she just got.
New bathing suit and a blood orange soda... happy Sunday everyone 🌞 pic.twitter.com/tIAfxo2pAn— Kira Kosarin (@kirakosarin) May 21, 2017
If you're thinking, "What's wrong with that photo? There's nothing wrong with that photo..." then you are absolutely right. But Kira got several body-shaming comments calling out her appearance, focusing way too much attention on her hips and the "indents in her upper thighs."
After feeling overwhelmed by commenters saying her body doesn't look "normal," Kira then posted a heartfelt note about why it's never okay to pick apart someone's appearance.
"I was feelin myself in my new swimsuit and posted this pic, and I was surprised to see hundreds of nasty comments about the indents in her upper thighs," Kira wrote. "This is not a part of my body that I have ever really had a problem with before. Believe me, I've had huge issues with almost every part of my body throughout my lifetime; my large thighs, my short torso, my wide ribcage, my high hips. But in all this time, somehow I never managed to get around hating the little indents on the front of my hips.
"Leave it to social media to make us uncomfortable with our bodies for no reason," Kira added, clearly frustrated that people's mean comments would make her think twice about loving her own body.
In closing, Kira left an important reminder for her fans.
"Fuel your body well, push your body hard, and rest your body kindly, and you'll be fine. My hip flexor indents and I will do the same."
Kira's words remind us just how big an impact words can have on someone – so it's always best to choose the words that will promote positivity instead.