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Gemma Atkinson 'exhausted' as she 'constantly defends' herself over clothing range fury

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Gemma Atkinson, 37, has launched a clothing range with In The Style - but viewers' reactions had her groaning that she "genuinely cannot win".

Not only was she criticised for portraying an "unrealistic" look on a plus size model, but she also admitted she "felt like a t**t" as she filmed her new collection in the toilets of a restaurant.The former Hollyoaks star, whose pro dancer husband Gorka Marquez is currently competing on Strictly Come Dancing, took to Instagram to vent her frustrations.She raged to her 1.8 million followers that she just "genuinely cannot win when it comes to the female body".One of the comments that had upset her quizzed her on why she didn't use a more inclusive range of sizes - in spite of the fact that she'd just included a size 18 model on a shoot."How about a more realistic size 18?" the comment from an anonymous follower read, after perceiving that the one pictured didn't have a big enough belly.The fan continued: "Brands love to show how diverse they are by using 'plus size' models but actually they don't represent real plus size people."Why don't you model your clothes on someone with a full belly or larger legs if you actually want to show that your clothes are accessible to everybody?"The photo the viewer had taken exception to was of plus size model Lauren, who modelled a bright pink jumpsuit and matching jacket, both in size 18.Her look was right on trend for the current Barbiecore look which is sweeping the nation.However, Gemma publicly responded to the question on one of her Instagram Stories slides, exclaiming: "With every range, I'm either not making them small enough, not making them big enough, or not making them ok for women who train."The weight-lifting gym regular has.

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