Love Island's Laura Anderson hits back at "bump police" amid trolling
Former Love Island star Laura Anderson has hit back at the "bump police" amid trolling during her pregnancy.
Laura is currently expecting her first child with her ex-boyfriend, former Hollyoaks actor Gary Lucy, who she met on Celebs Go Dating.
The couple split in February, with Laura later admitting that the expectant parents were "definitely not" on good terms.
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Taking to Instagram, the reality star opened up about the trolling she received for cradling her baby bump.
Posting a series of photos from the Maldives where she can be seen cradling her bump and beaming at the camera, Laura captioned her post: "Cue the bump police."
"To the people that have some weirdly negative connotation with women cradling their baby bump," she wrote. "I unfortunately will be growing a human inside of me for the next 5 months and will more than likely not know where else to put my hands in a photo.
"If this causes anyone severe distress or discomfort, please seek professional help or just get a bloody life."
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Calling the online hate "disturbing," Laura said that trolls can cause stress to mothers and their babies: "It is quite disturbing the amount of trolling a pregnant woman receives just by breathing these days. I’m not sure if people realise the stress they can cause BOTH parties."
During the lengthy post, Laura addressed her split from Gary Lucy, calling the breakup distressing while hinting at a secret reason behind the breakdown of their relationship.
"I know I’ve felt it, especially while going through a distressing break up which nobody actually knows the truth about," she wrote.
"So let's back off and give mothers the peace and respect they deserve to focus on the physical and mental well-being of themselves and their unborn bundle of joy."
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