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Gemma Collins has been accused of body-shaming after posting a controversial photo on Instagram

In her Instagram post she mocked people with thigh gaps.

Valerian European Premiere - London Source: Doug Peters

TOWIE STAR GEMMA Collins is being slammed by fans for posting a photo of a flamingo on Instagram. That’s right. All of this is over a flamingo.

Yesterday she posted a photograph of a cartoon flamingo and captioned it ‘Flamingo Friday’. The part that offended fans was the fact that the text over the cartoon flamingo read ‘thigh gaps are for flamingos’.

Of course, this obviously isn’t true.

Lots of humans have thigh gaps. Lots don’t. It doesn’t really matter if you do or not, because most people don’t really have any control over whether or not their thighs touch. Everyone’s body is different.

Some people found it amusing and wrote “love it Gem”, while others were not that impressed. User miahjadexx wrote:

You should not put people down to bring yourself up! Thigh gap or no thigh gap we are all beautiful and everybody should feel beautiful in the bodies they own.

A woman called francineox wrote:

Putting one body type and woman down and to shame in passive aggressive ways with pathetic quotes WON’T EVER lift and truly empower the other.

Another user said:

What happened to size doesn’t matter? Not everyone that has a ‘gap’ aims for it.

Others passive aggressively apologised to Gemma for being naturally slim. It seems Gemma wasn’t too phased as the post remains on her Instagram account.

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