Daisy Ridley hits out at body shaming after being targeted on Instagram

Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley gave us yet another reason to love her as she defended herself against criticism that she is too thin to be a role model for young girls.

The 23-year-old, who played Rey in The Force Awakens, found herself the target of an Instagram user who doctored a screenshot from the film to suggest the actress was setting unrealistic expectations to young women around the world because “real women have curves”.

But Daisy retorted in emphatic fashion, posting a picture of the critical image, and pointing out that “real women are all shapes and sizes”.

Daisy wrote a long statement along with the picture – but took it down when people apparently started to send abusive messages to the original poster, whose account now appears to have been deleted.

So she instead took a picture of her words, and reposted as a new image, adding: “Guys it was not my intention for anyone to send messages to that poor person that posted the original picture. My whole post is about being kind to each other, so please refrain!”

Daisy was thrust into the limelight when she was cast in The Force Awakens alongside established stars such as Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Donhnall Gleeson.

Next up she’ll star in Episode VII – which isn’t due for release until next year.

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