Whitney Port Responds to Critics After Receiving Negative Comments on Her Makeup-Free Selfies

See the star's response to the negative comments surround her makeup-free selfies

Whitney Port won’t be cyber-bullied! The former The Hills star responded to recent criticisms regarding her makeup-free moments on Instagram with a rather long post — because she wants her “haters” to know that she doesn’t need their negativity.

Whitney Port makeup-free rant

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Port posted a bare-faced snapshot of herself Tuesday night, along with an extra-long caption, to explain why she much prefers going sans makeup these days — even if she looks “dead” or “ghostly.”

“Hi guys. So I don’t want to come off as preachy AT ALL! But lately, when I post a pic of myself without makeup on @instagram, people hate — telling me I look dead or anemic or whatever! Over it!,” she confessed in a caption on Instagram. “I struggled with my skin A LOT growing up. I had terrible acne throughout high school and college and finally got it under control in my mid 20’s. I’ve learned that keeping it healthy and clear is mostly due to keeping it clean.”

The 30-year-old star adds that she’ll continue to skip the cosmetics, regardless of what anyone thinks, and urges others to do the same.

“I TRULY think the key to inner and outer beauty isn’t about all the things we can buy to cover up our skin but how we can embrace our skin and keep it healthy. Clean skin is in. The more I keep it clean, the better condition it’s in,” Port explained. “And when you do decide to put a little makeup on ( I mean, we all do ? ) our skin is a pure foundation for it to live on! So goodbye haters! I’m gonna embrace my bare, colorless, pale and ghostly skin because I don’t need to hide behind anything. I urge all you out there to not be afraid of showing that beautiful, bare face of yours to the world. Join me and tag all your clean skin selfies using the hashtag #OurCleanSkinIsIn Let’s do this!!!”

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Port isn’t the only star who’s shared her thoughts on going makeup-free on social media. In June, Zendaya shared a similar video on Instagram to remind her followers that wearing makeup — or no makeup — is beautiful.

“Not trying to have a preach moment, but it should not be a phenomenon if a girl decides to — or not to — wear makeup,” the 19-year-old star said in an Instagram video. “If you want to beat that face, then beat it down. If you want to go natural, then go natural. Do you, boo boo. Be happy.”

What do you think of Whitney’s makeup-free moment? Do you think more celebs should embrace clean, free skin like the star? Share below!

–Sarah Kinonen

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