Lucy Hale is loved by all her fans, especially young girls... so this recent comment from her has come as a little bit of a surprise.
As you may know, parts of the world just celebrated Father's Day, so Lucy posted the love on her Instagram for her papa, along with many other celebrities.
"You taught me to have soul. I love you daddy," she captioned the adorable photo.
Obvz there is no controversy there, but it was one of her comments that upset a lot of people. Lucy commented, "Ugh, I was so fat."
One commenter replied, "Oh great, just what we need. Women with celebrity status body shaming themselves and therefore thousands of girls who are of normal weight. Good grief."
“@lucyhale this is fat? What an unhealthy mentality,” said another.
"Lucy, you are beautiful, don’t ever think you look fat, you’re the most beautiful person i’ve ever seen, inside & out," one fan began, before concluding, "Don’t think that about yourself, you’re better than that, we love you Lucy, and your beautiful body."
Another fan decided to write a lengthy comment to address the issue, properly:
"I’ve been struggling with anorexia my entire life. A lot of these comments are really missing the point and targeting your character when your character shouldn’t even be in question," the lengthy post begins.
"As a person who knows what it’s like to look at pictures from three years ago, and even three months ago, I know how often I regard that girl as ‘fat.’ More often than not I call the girl in the mirror that, too."
"I really hope you know your worth as a person, and I’m sure you do. You didn’t ask for it, but you’re someone that people look up to. I’m just sorry that some of them don’t understand the disease. Take care, Lucy. I’ll always think you’re beautiful."
Back in 2012, Lucy opened up about her eating disorder to Cosmopolitan, revealing that, "I’ve never really talked about this, but I would go days without eating. Or maybe I’d have some fruit and then go to the gym for three hours. I knew I had a problem… It was a gradual process, but I changed myself."
Lucy has yet to respond to the backlash, but she has removed and turned off all comments on the post.