British mom Abby Pell says pictures of her fit body she posts to Instagram are meant for motivation and that getting in shape is ‘about priorities.’ But critics say she is fat-shaming people everywhere after a picture she posted last year read: “I have a kid, a six pack, and no excuse.”
The picture recently started making its way around the Internet after Pell came in 4th place at a World Beauty Fitness & Fashion bodybuilding competition. Many of the comments left were negative in nature. One Instagram user wrote, “Exploiting your motherhood to show off is despicable and shameless,” according to the Daily Mail.
The 33-year-old says she only meant to inspire others.
“I’ve been accused of adding to unnecessary pressure put on women and more specifically mums to lose weight,” she writes. “I would like to clarify that this is not my objective whatsoever.”