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Ireland Baldwin Takes On Her Haters; Preaches Acceptance

04/30/2013 at 11:33 AM ET

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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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Colleen on

I agree with her!!! She is a 17 year old GIRL and people forget that!!!! I think she is stunning….. And both of her parents are good looking people, so to only compare her to her mother is unfair. Are people blaming her for her Dad calling her a selfish little pig or whatever it was he called her!? Lmao serious she was 11 at the time and I think her dad was at fault for calling her that and KIM def. leaked the message. Lets hope his new daughter won’t be a little pig also!

Pam on

@Colleen we all make mistakes, some people just live those mistakes out in the public eye. I think you totally missed the whole point of this article. She said her dad has moved on, it seems like he is a better person now. My mother called me worse when I was a child and hit me too, but nobody cared. So what Alec did wasn’t that bad. People make mistakes when they are angry or upset and he and Kim B. seemed to be going through some rough times with each other then.

ST on

I’m sure anything she is experiencing is via the internet! People are purely evil and petty and very jealous. Is this new? No, people have been like that since the beginning of time, with the internet, it’s very clear in a few seconds what’s in the minds of so many, very scary. I prefer the company of my animals, versus people. Animals are pure goodness, can’t say that about most people unfortunately!

Kim on

‘You are beautiful, no matter what they say. Words can’t bring you down.’ Stay positive, stay grounded and never stop believing there is good in people – for some it’s just tucked away under their own personal baggage!

caroline on

She looked so much prettier and naturally gorgeous with her dark hair. “I don’t fully understand” why she bleached her already gorgeous hair. If she doesn’t want to be compared to her mom maybe she should lay off the bleach…

susan on

Sounds like a very smart young lady. Her parents did something right! Thrive, Ireland, Thrive!

ginny on

After all of the constant churn that this young lady was exposed to during her parents divorce I see a well balanced, self assured, stunning person. People should never judge celebrity children based on their parents issues. But, I do have to say, when I look at the picture in the article, I feel like I am looking at her mother when she first started her career. Ireland is a true beauty.

Amy on

So, @caroline, did you come on here simply to prove her point?

JRoo on

It amazes me how much hate people feel for celebrities. They are rich and “famous” because we make them so. If we didn’t buy the mags, watch the movies or comment online, they would just be normal people who “happen” to entertain us now and then. I thought it said in the Bible “to have no other gods before me” but you put these people up on pedestals and expect them to do no wrong. They are human, just like us.

Brian on

Sounds like she’s way too concerned about comments made by people she doesn’t know move on!

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