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Hilary Duff posts beach photo and pointed message to body shamers

Hilary Duff attends the 18th annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe after-party in Beverly Hills on January 8. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI

Aug. 5 (UPI) — Actress Hilary Duff shared on Instagram a photo of her wearing a one-piece bathing suit and playing with her young son on a beach.

The post also contained a message encouraging people to embrace their flaws and ignore body shamers.

“I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages,” Duff wrote Friday. “I’m enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months. Since websites and magazines love to share ‘celeb flaws’ – well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go. Ladies, lets be proud of what we’ve got and stop wasting precious time in the day wishing we were different, better, and unflawed. You guys (you know who you are!) already know how to ruin a good time, and now you are body shamers as well. #kissmyass.”

Duff is known for her work on the TV shows “Younger” and “Lizzie McGuire.”