October 06, 2015 02:55 PM

A pregnant Australian news anchor has a message for the body-shamers who called her “fat” and “ugly” – and she’s not holding back.

“On behalf of all of the pregnant women out there who might be feeling a little bit chubby and a little bit flabby. On behalf of all of them, I want to say to the haters, get stuffed,” Sarah Harris, Studio 10 co-host, said Thursday on the Australian morning show.

One day earlier, photos surfaced of Harris, 33, dressed casually and wearing no makeup. The talk show host, who is expecting a baby in December, says she “made the mistake of reading the comments.”

“When you’re pregnant you do feel very vulnerable and, um, self-conscious about your body and I did feel pretty awful about the comments and the pictures,” Harris said on air.

Sarah Harris

“But then I thought, ‘You know what? Bugger it. I’m growing a baby.’ This is me. This is how I get around That’s what I look like and that’s okay.”

Harris added that she hopes the photos of her help other pregnant women to feel better about their bodies.

“I’m kind of fed up with the body-shaming that happens when you’re pregnant,” Harris said. “And then the pressure that comes afterwards to lose the baby weight.”

She continued: “I’m proud of my body and what it’s doing.”

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