PHOTO: Adamari Lopez’s Bathing Suit Causes Stir on Instagram

Telemundo morning show host Adamari Lopez received some harsh criticism after she posted the above picture on Instagram. The photo shows her sitting on the beach with her beau, Toni Costa.

Lopez is wearing a swimsuit in the picture, which caused a bit of a stir. It didn’t take long for the internet to react to the snap, body-shaming Lopez. Tons of negative comments starting popping up on Instagram shortly after Lopez uploaded the photo.

The picture has been viewed over 100,000 times. Fans of Lopez have rallied on Instagram, many leaving words of encouragement and positivity for the Nuevo Día host.

Rather than respond to the haters individually, Lopez, a cancer survivor, released a statement. She sent the following message in an email to Today.

“I think that when people criticize, they criticize themselves more. I do not take it personal. Most likely, those individuals that criticize so brutally have a void in their lives, which reflects in trying to destroy or denigrate others, when in fact it is a reflection of what they have in their heart. What some may not understand is that I am happy with my life and the things I have achieved as a woman, a professional and now a mother. After facing cancer, I have gone through several physical changes. My body has changed. I went from being thin (size 0-2) to size 6, and my weight has been up and down ever since. During my pregnancy, I gained more weight and I haven’t committed myself to losing it yet. I’m aware that I would like to lose weight for my health, but not to satisfy the people who think I should lose weight. I will not stop showing who I am, and I will continue to live happily every stage of my life.”