So great that she was totally feeling herself in a bikini recently, and decided to post a video of herself on Instagram.
However, it was not taken well.
“I love the female body,” Dove captioned the pic.
The response to her video was mostly negative, mainly from haters saying she shouldn't be presenting herself in such a way as she is a role model to young girls.
“My cousin’s teenage daughter (she’s 13) is a fan of yours. Do you think this is appropriate for her?” one fan wrote.
“I get it and totally agree but I’m already GUCCI about the human body I’m just not a huge fan about it being displayed like this,” another wrote.
Well, she wasn't having it.
“Guys if i’m in a bathing suit, and i’m 23 and you’re tripping, you need to re-evaluate what trips you up. and also get more comfortable w the human body,” she then added to her caption.
She later posted a photo of William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s 1879 portrait of “The Birth of Venus,” and continued to defend her bikini snap.
“The human body isn’t offensive y’all. stop objectifying women so hard that you convince yourself that something natural and beautiful could ever be something offensive. also let women define their own bodies & their relationship to their bodies for themselves. stop defining women’s bodies for said women. (goes for women shaming women as well) it’s so repressed and unhealthy to look at nakedness and see something bad. it’s just hundreds of years of social conditioning & it’s super weird,” she said.