Alexa Chung: ‘I’m not trying to be thinspo for anyone’

Alexa Chung has made her Instagram account private after a picture she posted received several comments about her slim frame and accusations she was adding to the 'thinspiration' culture.

Alexa Chung posted this snap with her mum

Alexa Chung
shared a photo of herself in a denim shirt dress which showed her thin legs, standing next to her mum, on Instagram this week.

Followers started a debate about the image for the next two hours, with some comments claiming she was "unhealthy" and "disgustingly skinny".

The 28-year-old responded: "Ok everyone thanks for the teen angst discussions."

Following accusations she was contributing to the 'thinspiration' culture, Alexa Chung added: "People are different sizes. I'm not trying to be thinspo for anyone."

While the majority of comments were negative, many defended Alexa Chung's thin physique.

Alexa Chung responded to the comments by writing: "Hi, I am here. I can read."

Alexa Chung's slim frame was debated online / WENN

When that didn't stop the accusations that she was a bad role model to young women, Alexa Chung took the move to remove the post altogether.

Alexa Chung announced: "I am now making this acct private. Byyyyyeeee."

It's not the first time Alexa Chung has been at the receiving end of negative comments online.

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Two months ago she told New York Magazine: "I hate online bullying. Those little comment boxes can brim with the most vicious, acidic, and pointless remarks."

She also told OK! about the online bullying she experienced, saying: "It basically got really nasty and they were like, 'We're going to stab you.' It was genuinely horrible. I stopped using Twitter for a while because I got so much s*** about being anorexic. And I'm not."