If you’re a fan of Dancing With the Stars, then you already know the pros are in peak physical shape. After all, that level of dancing requires some serious stamina! When they’re not rigorously training for the competition, they all love to relax and show off their hard work by lounging on the beach in bikinis.
Take Lindsay Arnold, for example. In order for the Provo, Utah, native to perform her best, she has to fuel her body!
However, Arnold’s bikini post on Instagram was questioned by critics online. People have accused Arnold of digitally removing her surgery scar.
Arnold gave birth to her daughter via C-Section back in November 2020, and she’s been posting tons of photos and videos of her postpartum body ever since. Beyond the kind words, though, Arnold has been getting backlash from followers over her post-surgery scar, and some have been accusing the pro dancer that she is digitally removing them from her pics.
With this, Arnold went on Instagram to explain her C-Section scar situation to her followers, and to share the importance it has:
“C-Section Scar: there has been some speculation on my last couple posts about whether or not I have been photoshopping my scar out of my pictures… now I usually don’t even give time of day to comments like this BUT I feel like this needs to be addressed as it’s important to me that you all know that my c-section scar is now my favorite part of my body. It is the representation of the thing I am most proud of in my life and that is our sweet Sagey I seriously want to show my scar to everyone I see cause I think it’s so insane and crazy cool that Sage came out of that little cut in my belly?! I mean come on how incredible is that?!”
“I seriously want to show my scar to everyone I see cause I think it’s so insane and crazy cool that Sage came out of that little cut in my belly?! I mean, come on, how incredible is that?! What’s also incredible are amazing doctors that make it possible to do a c-section and have the scar be so low it is not even visible in a bikini (I had to pull my suit down low for this) which is why you all are not seeing it in my pics. I would never and have never photoshopped any part of my body and wanted a dedicated post to my beautiful scar that I truly love so much.”
According to AWM, her viral post was met with a massive response. More than 102,000 people liked her post, which has only been on social media for three days at the time of this writing. She concluded her viral post as follows:
“So hahaha for those who care or even read this far, no, I am not photoshopping my scar out of anything, and in case anyone forgot, WOMEN’S BODIES ARE INCREDIBLE.”
Lindsay Arnold posted a picture of herself in a bikini on Instagram, with her suit pulled down ju-u-ust enough to see her scar, and without making anyone blush too hard. The majority of the dancer’s more recent photos on Instagram are of her and her daughter, and this post just proves even more how in love she is with being a mother.
Women’s bodies are incredible and deserve to be celebrated, not degraded! Lindsay Arnold is proud of her scars, as should every mother be after having a baby, no matter how it happened. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if she’ll be able to return to Dancing with the Stars for a future season.