Ireland Baldwin Takes On Her Haters; Preaches Acceptance

04/30/2013 at 11:33 AM ET

Ireland Baldwin modelingBeckwith/NY Post/Splash News Online

Since making her modeling debut in early April, Ireland Baldwin has experienced the excitement of her career taking off — as well as plenty of judgmental comments.

So the teenage daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger took to her Tumblr to address her “haters” and to ask for a cease fire.

“What I don’t fully understand is: What is the good in commenting on a photo of a 17-year-old girl and calling her fat, ugly, etc.?” she asks in the post. “Is that helping you in some way? … Personally, I try to see the beauty in everyone. … I even see the beauty in the people who send me hateful replies!”

She also continues on to say that to compare her to her mom (or to hold her accountable for her dad’s previous behavior) is unfair.

RELATED: Kim Basinger gives Ireland Baldwin modeling advice!

“I am not my parents. My mom is one of the most beautiful women in the world,” she writes, “Let’s not forget, I also have a Dad too, so genetically speaking, I wasn’t built to look like my Mom’s identical twin!”

She continues to defend her father, saying “I get hateful replies and threats regarding mistakes of my Dad’s past. This isn’t fair. I had nothing to do with anything that happened back then, so I don’t fully understand why I am being targeted. More importantly, my Dad has moved on.”

Tell us: What do you think of Baldwin’s blog?

–Alex Apatoff

RELATED: Read Ireland Baldwin’s whole post here!

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nlc on

Caroline – really? A 17 year old girl is blogging about people criticizing her looks and you join in with negative comments about her appearance. Very mature of you. I certainlt hope that you do not have any children because you do not lead well example too well!

Tiffany on


kim on

wow. i am very impressed with how she conducted herself and her maturity level. too bad most adults arent this mature. kim and alec did a good job raising her.

Beauty on

Haters will always hate. They have nothing better to do. You are a lovely person. Go and live a lovely life. Don’ let these people bring you down to their level

Meena on

I agree with everything you said, young lady. Live long and prosper!

ben on

why do people go out of their way to pick on other people ? this is a nation founded on diversity . leave her alone, she is beautiful. let her , her mom and her dad live their lives. it is their business.

Sandy on

Well said. Brave girl.

mel burns on


Eddie M Briley Jr on

Ireland Baldwin is an extremely beutiful young woman. Forget all those haters, and use what God gave you.Your dad Alec is one of the best actors in Hollywood, as well as your mother, so you are DESTINED for greatness!!!

Ryry on

If you don’t want people’s input, don’t put yourself out there and try so hard to get attention. If you want to be a model, you’re going to have people comment on your looks.

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