Actress Helen Flanagan found herself on the receiving end of harsh body-shaming comments on social media after she shared a series of racy pictures from her weekend getaway in London. Despite the criticism, the ‘Coronation Street’ star also received immense support from her fans.
In an Instagram post, the 33-year-old actress revealed that she had enjoyed a night away, sharing a slideshow of images with her followers. She captioned the photos, “My home away from home in London @melondonhotel @me_by_melia #MELondon #giftedstay.”
While some of the snapshots featured Helen in a hotel lobby, sporting a double denim outfit and a relaxed pose on a bed, it was a daring mirror selfie that drew the most attention. In this selfie, she was seen wearing a pair of short silver pajamas with a plunging neckline.
However, not all of her followers were impressed. Some criticized her for the varying styles in her posts, with one commenter asking why she transitioned from looking like a “soft porn star” to a mother in a single post. Another sarcastically remarked, “Wow! Nice to see you with clothes on.” Some even questioned her choices, expressing concern that her appearance might not set a good example for her daughters.
On the other hand, Helen also received staunch support from her loyal followers and celebrity friends. Ashley James, a former ‘Made in Chelsea’ star, commented on her post with words of encouragement. Carol Vorderman and ex-Love Island contestant Anna Vakili also stood by her side, calling her “beautiful.”
Many of Helen’s fans praised her body confidence and self-assuredness, especially after having three children. They complimented her stunning appearance and encouraged her to continue enjoying herself.
In the midst of both criticism and support, Helen Flanagan’s racy pictures in London have sparked a debate about self-expression and body positivity on social media.