Katherine Webb fires back against criticism about her weight

Katherine Webb Fires Back Against Criticism About Her Weight

Model Katherine Webb fired back after people made hurtful comments about her weight last week -- but now she's saying she might have taken things a bit too far.

On Feb. 10, Webb posted a photo of herself in a bikini to her Instagram account with the caption, "Getting ready for swimsuit season."

Just one day later, she posted a screen grab of some of the comments she received about the photo, most of which claimed she looked anorexic. She responded: "I eat just fine. ... To all the middle-aged women who like to leave mean comments on my page about my body, you can gladly skip my page and go somewhere else."

Katherine Webb fires back against criticism about her weight
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To all of you who think I need to gain weight or eat more, I eat just fine. I am 5'11 so I have a lot more places to put my calories. I eat crap most of the time anyways. And to all the middle-aged women who like to leave mean comments on my page about my body, you can gladly skip my page and go somewhere else. I am tall, I eat just fine and also suffer from thyroid problems so don't make fun of me or my body when you probably have problems of your own. I rarely react to this kind of stuff, but this really bothers me.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Katherine Webb visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on September 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Katherine Webb backstage at the Badgley Mischka fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 08: Actress Katherine Webb attends the Cedars Sinai Sports Spectacular Women's Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 14: Model Katherine Webb attends NBC and Time Inc. celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue at Dolby Theatre on January 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Model Katherine Webb (L) and football player AJ McCarron attend DirecTV Beach Bowl 2014 at the Gansevoort Hotel on January 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for DirecTV)
TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 26: AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide hugs girlfriend Katherine Webb after their 45-10 win over the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

It may have not been the most tactful way to fight back -- and Webb seemed to think the same when she spoke with "Good Morning America."​

"[Webb's] saying she didn't mean to offend or single anybody out and that she reacted out of hurt," ABC reporter Linzie Janis said.

"It's a very sensitive topic for me because I dealt with self-esteem issues growing up," Webb said.

Webb is the wife of former University of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. He now plays in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals.

The two married last summer, and Webb explained to "Extra"'s Mario Lopez that her workout routine since then led to her thin physique.

"I wanted to be at home with AJ and relax, but at the same time, I get bored, and I want to start working again," Webb said.

Webb, who's quite tall at 5 feet 11 inches, also has a thyroid condition, which she says affects her metabolism. She also said her pose in the photo affected her appearance.

Webb's physique has been a point of interest in the past.

She told People magazine back in 2013 she ate just 1,120 calories a day.

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