Sara Sampaio is Over Girl-Hate

Victoria's Secret model Sara Sampaio is done with your shit, everyone. Case in point: after Jezebel penned an article entitled, "Helpful Victoria's Secret Reminder: Even Models Hate Themselves" (which was about a piece by Sampaio encouraging women to accept and embrace their diversity), the model lashed out. Especialy since Jezebel included this little line (following Sampio's praise for model Candice Swanepoel's figure).

"The video is packaged as though it's supposed to encourage women to accept and love themselves, but it's really just one model talking about how another model is totally sexy in an unobtainable way," they accused.

Nope. Sampaio took to Facebook to defend herself.

"Dear Erin from Jezebel," she wrote. "I don't hate myself! I was actually taught by my family to respect myself and indeed others! I feel sorry that you were not able to see beyond your own self-serving interest to sensationalize a story, by creating a negative spin on a positive message and making a forgone conclusion about a young 'model' you have never met before!"

Damn. But that's not it:

"I have a lot of young girls that look up to me as a young woman and role model," she continued. "I have been criticized for being too skinny and judged purely on my looks. I have been vocal because I believe that as women we are all beautiful and no matter what we look like we deserve to respect ourselves and be respected and loved by others."

The rest of the piece is just as well-worded, to-the-point, and well, on-the-nose (and you can read it here). But it's the last line that I think resonates the most.

"You are a beautiful young woman, please love yourself and don't judge other women you don't know," Sampaio concluded. "As women we need to stand together. We are judged and objectified enough by men. Here is to your feminism."

Shiiiiiit. I mean, hey. She isn't wrong. And she isn't being mean. She's being honest. After all, how else are we supposed to promote equality when we keep tearing each other down? 

What do you guys think?

Tags: Anne T. Donahue, celebrity, feminism, friendship, Jezebel, Sara Sampaio, Self-help, victoria's secret, vsfs

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