Bikini influencer defends herself after she's criticized over her 'sickening' Taylor Swift concert outfit

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By Asiya Ali

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Bikini influencer Karina Irby has addressed the backlash she faced for wearing a "sickening" outfit at Taylor Swift's concert.

This week, the 34-year-old musician wrapped up the Australian leg of her Eras Tour, putting on three dates at Melbourne's Cricket Ground and four back-to-back shows at Accor Stadium in Sydney.

Irby - who is the owner of the swimwear label Moana Bikini and leisure wear brand The Smile Club - revealed on her social media that she attended one of the 'Karma' hitmaker's shows in Sydney.

The 33-year-old took to her Instagram to share a series of images and videos of her enjoying the three-and-a-half-hour concert and even showed off the wild outfit to donned for the special occasion.

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Taylor Swift performing at Accor Stadium on February 23, 2024, in Sydney, Australia. Credit: Don Arnold/TAS24 / Getty

The plus-size model's look was inspired by the popstar's Reputation album and consisted of a black sequined backless bodysuit that exposed her buttocks with long sleeves and "rep" written across the chest in white. She finished the ensemble with a black handbag and chunky boots.

Some of the comments Irby received from followers were less than complimentary about her outfit.

Check out Irby's look below:

One user slammed: "W** is that outfit? Like…why?" while another criticized: "Look I get it, it’s a concert, it’s a look but at the end of the day, you’re not the celebrity. And kids are there, some cute booty shorts would [have gone] a long way."

A third user blasted: "Girls are trying to turn normal concerts that kids attend, into Coachella or some s***," and a fourth added: "Love you, love your outfit, love your body, totally inappropriate for this occasion though."

The body positivity influencer shared a screenshot of a nasty comment that stood out over a video of her gallivanting around the Accor Stadium enjoying herself.

"If you think your outfits are similar to Taylor's, you're delusional. Hers actually have some coverage and are full or boyleg cut," the comment read. "Not a f***ing high rise full on G banger Brazilian."

"You have NO class and no respect and it's sickening. Wear this s*** on your OnlyFans, not to a concert filled with kids. You're a pathetic w****," they added.

Irby hit back at the critic in the caption, responding: "Never let ANYONE dim your sparkle. Posting this to show you that you don’t have to let the opinions of others ruin your day. I never would have thought my love and fandom would cause such a stir online. I low-key thought you’d all be happy for me having such a lovely experience and sharing it. Ahhh the internet."

"Taylor and I are the same age. This is more of a concert for adults than children. We grew up quite literally with her. If you’re THAT concerned for 'the children' restrain yourself from calling other women 'pathetic w****s' online. That would be an amazing start," she added.

Many people defended the plus-size model after she was bombarded with hateful comments, with one person stating: "I’m a mom of 6 and I teach my children that everyone is free to wear what they feel comfortable and happy in. People wear far less at the beach and we’ve somehow survived. Live your best life, baby girl!"

A second said they will "never" understand "how people can think these kinds of comments are ok," and assured the model that she looked "fab," adding: "I’m glad you had a blast."

Featured image credit: Graham Denholm/TAS24 / Getty

Bikini influencer defends herself after she's criticized over her 'sickening' Taylor Swift concert outfit

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

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Bikini influencer Karina Irby has addressed the backlash she faced for wearing a "sickening" outfit at Taylor Swift's concert.

This week, the 34-year-old musician wrapped up the Australian leg of her Eras Tour, putting on three dates at Melbourne's Cricket Ground and four back-to-back shows at Accor Stadium in Sydney.

Irby - who is the owner of the swimwear label Moana Bikini and leisure wear brand The Smile Club - revealed on her social media that she attended one of the 'Karma' hitmaker's shows in Sydney.

The 33-year-old took to her Instagram to share a series of images and videos of her enjoying the three-and-a-half-hour concert and even showed off the wild outfit to donned for the special occasion.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift performing at Accor Stadium on February 23, 2024, in Sydney, Australia. Credit: Don Arnold/TAS24 / Getty

The plus-size model's look was inspired by the popstar's Reputation album and consisted of a black sequined backless bodysuit that exposed her buttocks with long sleeves and "rep" written across the chest in white. She finished the ensemble with a black handbag and chunky boots.

Some of the comments Irby received from followers were less than complimentary about her outfit.

Check out Irby's look below:

One user slammed: "W** is that outfit? Like…why?" while another criticized: "Look I get it, it’s a concert, it’s a look but at the end of the day, you’re not the celebrity. And kids are there, some cute booty shorts would [have gone] a long way."

A third user blasted: "Girls are trying to turn normal concerts that kids attend, into Coachella or some s***," and a fourth added: "Love you, love your outfit, love your body, totally inappropriate for this occasion though."

The body positivity influencer shared a screenshot of a nasty comment that stood out over a video of her gallivanting around the Accor Stadium enjoying herself.

"If you think your outfits are similar to Taylor's, you're delusional. Hers actually have some coverage and are full or boyleg cut," the comment read. "Not a f***ing high rise full on G banger Brazilian."

"You have NO class and no respect and it's sickening. Wear this s*** on your OnlyFans, not to a concert filled with kids. You're a pathetic w****," they added.

Irby hit back at the critic in the caption, responding: "Never let ANYONE dim your sparkle. Posting this to show you that you don’t have to let the opinions of others ruin your day. I never would have thought my love and fandom would cause such a stir online. I low-key thought you’d all be happy for me having such a lovely experience and sharing it. Ahhh the internet."

"Taylor and I are the same age. This is more of a concert for adults than children. We grew up quite literally with her. If you’re THAT concerned for 'the children' restrain yourself from calling other women 'pathetic w****s' online. That would be an amazing start," she added.

Many people defended the plus-size model after she was bombarded with hateful comments, with one person stating: "I’m a mom of 6 and I teach my children that everyone is free to wear what they feel comfortable and happy in. People wear far less at the beach and we’ve somehow survived. Live your best life, baby girl!"

A second said they will "never" understand "how people can think these kinds of comments are ok," and assured the model that she looked "fab," adding: "I’m glad you had a blast."

Featured image credit: Graham Denholm/TAS24 / Getty