“I feel like you are having a mid life crisis or something.”
- Kate Beckinsale shared a series of stunning bikini pictures on Instagram over the weekend.
- Following negative comments from trolls, the 46-year-old actress posted some epic responses.
Kate Beckinsale isn’t letting winter stop her from wearing an incredible array of bikinis. And while most of us are living vicariously via her beautiful beach shots and skimpy selection of swimwear, some online trolls are trying to ruin the actress’s fun.
Having posted several snaps of herself looking seriously fierce in increasingly tiny bikinis, Beckinsale was on the receiving end of gross, and frankly ageist, comments.
According to Yahoo, one Instagram user decided to write, “I feel like you are having a mid life crisis or something,” on one of Beckinsale’s snaps. Luckily, the actress wasn’t about to take anyone’s inappropriate judgment and apparently replied, “Oh! I think that’s because you’re an annoying a**hole.”
The same commenter said, “at least I have pretty green eyes and my youth,” to which Beckinsale offered, “Yes darling at least you have those XX.” The commenter then admitted that even getting the star’s attention was “legendary.”
After another comment that Beckinsale is “too old” and seeking attention with the bikini snaps, she offered this lengthy response:
“Are you aware that when you get the urge to accuse someone of something, especially someone you don’t know, or attribute an intention without ever having met the person, that the only thing really being achieved is revealing something about yourself or something you fear about yourself? I don’t know you and I don’t know who has made you feel that if you get older you have no value, can’t be attractive or sexy or have a relationship with your body that isn’t only self loathing, but as one female to another, don’t let any of that noise bother you.
“You’ll feel more powerful, may well physically blossom, know who you are and what you want and get good at setting healthier boundaries,” Beckinsale continued. “If you’re young and fearing getting older, don’t. It’s not at all how people scare you it will be especially for a woman. You’ll come into your own power in a way that feels steady and so many more things will feel possible. The people or press that are scaring you that your value is tied up in youth, or in fact anything that is not currently within your reach, is noise I do hope you allow yourself to ignore. If you’re older and fearing less is available to you, it actually isn’t, don’t let that limit you in anything. I can’t imagine how unhappy you must feel to leave comments like this. People have all sorts of things going on that they put a brave face on and you’d never know.”
She signed off with this: “Sending love and the real hope you receive this message in the spirit that it’s meant. I know you have more to offer than leaving mean comments that illuminate far more about you than they do about the people you choose to comment on. Sending love x.”
Basically, do not come for Beckinsale, as you will not win. Especially as most of us want her to keep posting her legendary swimsuits pics. Thanks.