Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch has defended Strictly Come Dancing Tilly Ramsay after she was called ‘chubby’ by radio host Steve Allen.
Gordan Ramsay’s 19-year-old daughter was left disgusted and sad after she was made aware of the radio hosts incredibly insulting commentary on her body.
Tilly clapped back when she took to Instagram to share a clip from Steve’s LBC radio show alongside a message calling for kindness.
The clip heard Steve say: "Tilly Ramsay is on Celebrity MasterChef Australia, is she? Well, she can't blooming well dance, I'm bored with her already.
"She's a chubby little thing, isn't she? Have you noticed? Probably her dad's cooking I should imagine."
Addressing the situation during an appearance on Lorraine, Harry Potter star Evanna insisted that we all need to stop commenting on each other’s appearance.
“We have to stop using that sort of language in today’s society, and be a bit kinder,” the Irish star said.
“We need to stop commenting on people’s appearances – it's not their business.
“Judging people by their appearance – there is just so much more to women and there is so much more to people.
"It’s very reductive and Tilly has so much more to her and she is showing so much more than just what she looks like.”
It comes after Tilly took to Instagram to post a clip of Steve’s harsh words towards her on his LBC radio show.
Alongside the clip, Tilly posted a message calling for kindness.
“Steve, please feel free voice your opinions however I draw the line at commenting on my appearance. It's such a shame that someone is trying to make such a positive experience negative.
"This isn't the first and definitely won't be the last comment made about my appearance and I accept that and I'm learning to accept myself.
"But please remember that words can hurt and at the end of the day I am only 19 and I'm so grateful for all the amazing opportunities I have been able to take part in and I understand that being in the public eye obviously comes with its own repercussions and I've been aware of this from a young age.
"However, I won't tolerate people that think it's okay to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone's weight and appearance. Love Tilly xx"
It Takes Two host Janette Manrara wrote: "#BeKind…. How fast we forget what hurtful comments can do for someone’s mental health. You are a POWERFUL young lady! Wear your crown with your head held high"
Professional Giovanni Pernice added: "Some people are very nasty!! Don’t listen to this crap. We love You girl! #bekind"
Tilly's professional partner Nikita Kuzmin also showed his support by posting a love heart and "#bekind".
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