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Ruby Tuesday Matthews DENIES claims she Photoshopped herself to look bigger in weight loss post

Ruby Tuesday Matthews has denied claims she Photoshopped herself to look bigger in a sponsored post promoting a weight-loss program over the weekend. 

The Byron Bay influencer, 27, sparked chatter on Sunday night after she uploaded a before and after post showing her postpartum weight loss, which took her eight weeks after welcoming her third child Holiday in September. 

Her post included a discount code for the weight-loss program Ruby was promoting.

Pictured: Ruby's 'after' photo

Ruby Tuesday Matthews has denied claims she Photoshopped herself to look bigger in a sponsored post promoting a weight-loss program over the weekend. (Pictured before and after her weight loss)

Snark account @dutchminty accused Ruby of editing her body to appear larger in the ‘before’ picture, pointing to a white area behind her thigh as ‘proof’.

Ruby lashed out in a series of Instagram Stories, insisting the ‘mysterious white area’ was a towel in the background and not evidence of clumsy editing. 

‘Guys, I can’t… I can’t. Because people think I’ve Photoshopped my images. Because there’s towels that hang behind my door 24/7. It’s a white towel,’ she said in one video, rolling her eyes.

Snark account @dutchminty quickly accused Ruby of editing her body to appear larger in the 'before' picture, pointing to a white area behind her thigh as 'proof' (pictured)

Ruby lashed out in a series of Instagram Stories, insisting the 'mysterious white area' was a towel in the background and not evidence of clumsy editing

Snark account @dutchminty quickly accused Ruby of editing her body to appear larger in the ‘before’ picture, pointing to a white area behind her thigh as ‘proof’ (left). Ruby lashed out in a series of Instagram Stories (right), insisting the ‘mysterious white area’ was a towel in the background and not evidence of clumsy editing  

‘Whatever, I’m not even going to explain myself, because the funniest part is they don’t think I’ve Photoshopped the thinner image of myself, they think I’ve tried to make myself bigger,’ she added.

‘Guys, do you know the guts it takes to post before and after images when you’re the heaviest you’ve ever been? Like, right after you have a baby? In skin-coloured underwear and not a matching bra top?’

 In another post, Ruby wrote ‘It’s a towel’ next to a screenshot of different mirror selfies she’d taken at the same time as her ‘before’ picture.

'It's a towel,' she wrote next to a screenshot of different mirror selfies she'd taken at the same time as her 'before' picture

‘It’s a towel,’ she wrote next to a screenshot of different mirror selfies she’d taken at the same time as her ‘before’ picture

In these selfies Ruby’s body appeared exactly like it does in the image she chose to upload. 

She also showed an image zoomed in to prove that the white space behind her hip was in fact a towel.  

‘To all you horrible women trying to take away what I have achieved and say I have Photoshopped an image when I’ve been the most vulnerable I’ve ever been sharing image of myself after having a baby. F**k you,’ she wrote. 

She also showed some images zoomed in to prove that the white space behind her hip was in fact a towel

She also showed some images zoomed in to prove that the white space behind her hip was in fact a towel 

The brunette then uploaded an exchange between herself and an anonymous user who called her weight loss post 'problematic'

The brunette then uploaded an exchange between herself and an anonymous user who called her weight loss post ‘problematic’

The brunette then uploaded an exchange between herself and an anonymous user who called her weight loss post ‘problematic’. 

‘No. Eating well and working out isn’t problematic. And showing my body in all forms and being honest about it isn’t either,’ Ruby responded to the user. 

‘People need to realise I’m not telling them that they need to look like me. It’s my personal journey,’ she raged. 

'No. Eating well and working out isn't problematic. And showing my body in all forms and being honest about it isn't either,' Ruby responded to the user

‘No. Eating well and working out isn’t problematic. And showing my body in all forms and being honest about it isn’t either,’ Ruby responded to the user

The bathrobe entrepreneur added a caption that read: ‘Okay turning my phone off after people think I’ve Photoshopped my images [laughing emojis]. It’s a towel behind me and can’t see why I did this for myself and mental health.’ 

‘Every pregnancy is different. Trust me I have had three completely different pregnancies and postpartum journeys that I’ve shared every single time. Sorry this doesn’t fit your mould of what it’s meant to look like,’ she continued. 

‘But I’m happy, my kids are happy. I love my partner and I don’t fee so blue anymore. Maybe if these trolls spent less time caring and actually went for a walk they would feel a little better too wth an endorphin hit,’ she added.  

In her original sponsored post (pictured), Ruby told fans she was 'apprehensive' about sharing her results from an eight week program that saw her lose a significant amount of weight

In her original sponsored post (pictured), Ruby told fans she was ‘apprehensive’ about sharing her results from an eight week program that saw her lose a significant amount of weight

Ruby shares two sons, Rocket, five, and Mars, four, with her ex Ryan Heywood, and a newborn daughter named Holiday with her fiancé Shannan Dodd. 

In her original sponsored post, Ruby told fans she was ‘apprehensive’ about sharing her results from an eight week program that saw her lose a significant amount of weight.  

‘I’ve been very apprehensive in sharing my results from my eight week challenge because for me it really wasn’t about the physical transformation and I don’t want new mothers to feel pressure to bounce back or look a certain way,’ she wrote. 

She went on to praise the weight loss program, saying she previously ‘hated exercise’ before joining. 

Ruby then told fans to sign up to the same program using her discount code, insisting: 'Join in on the journey with the most amazing supportive group of women and one I promise you won’t regret'!'

Ruby then told fans to sign up to the same program using her discount code, insisting: ‘Join in on the journey with the most amazing supportive group of women and one I promise you won’t regret’!’

‘I literally showed up every day of this transformation. I held myself accountable and I have never felt stronger or more focused!’ she said, before clarifying that she didn’t want to share the amount of kilograms she’d lost ‘because it’s more about how I feel rather than a number’. 

Ruby then told fans to sign up to the same program using her discount code, insisting: ‘Join in on the journey with the most amazing supportive group of women and one I promise you won’t regret!’

She also shared a video of herself posing in a bikini via Instagram Stories, explaining to fans that she’d started her weight loss journey ‘a few weeks after’ giving birth. 

She also shared a video of herself posing in a bikini via Instagram Stories, explaining to fans that she'd started her weight loss journey 'a few weeks after' giving birth

She also shared a video of herself posing in a bikini via Instagram Stories, explaining to fans that she’d started her weight loss journey ‘a few weeks after’ giving birth

Dutch Minty re-shared her post on Sunday night, drawing fans’ attention to a white area behind Ruby’s hips in the ‘before’ photo.  

Critics promptly flooded Ruby’s page with comments accusing her of misleading fans and promoting ‘unrealistic expectations’ for new mums. 

‘Omfg as someone who just gave birth to their first child 8 days ago I am so bloody angry seeing this,’ one angry fan wrote.

Critics promptly flooded Ruby's page with comments accusing her of misleading fans and promoting 'unrealistic expectations' for new mums

 Critics promptly flooded Ruby’s page with comments accusing her of misleading fans and promoting ‘unrealistic expectations’ for new mums

‘This is so messed up and even if let’s say it was an inside joke with her partner, she should delete immediately. This is not healthy and not cool at all.’

‘This is so damaging to young women,’ said another.

‘@RubyTuesdayMatthews how upsetting that you have such a major platform & instead of using it for good you’re doing stuff like this,’ commented a third.

Others rushed to her defence, however, with one commenting: ‘What an incredible achievement, taking ownership of your physical and mental health with 3 babies.’

‘You look amazing and good on you for being a busy mum of 3 running a business but also ensuring you put yourself first and looking after your mental health,’ another agreed.  

Others rushed to her defence, however, with one commenting: 'What an incredible achievement, taking ownership of your physical and mental health with 3 babies'

Others rushed to her defence, however, with one commenting: ‘What an incredible achievement, taking ownership of your physical and mental health with 3 babies’ 



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