Cara Delevingne has caused quite the stir with a recent Instagram post, with many fans accusing the star of condoning a “not like other girls” mentality.
On Friday, the model/actress shared a photo of a girl perched on a step surrounded by books, along with the caption “One girl loved reading so much she forgot how to take a selfie.”
The image clearly rubbed some people up the wrong way, as the comment section was immediately flooded with negative feedback from angry users.
Some thought she was suggesting that people who take selfies are somehow less intelligent than people who read often, with one user asking: “Why can't ya be both?”
Following the backlash, Cara revised her caption to say: "Wow! The backlash on this picture is heavy!! I am not trying to say that I am better than anyone. It's a nice reminder to me and to anyone. The power of getting lost in a book."
We can certainly understand where both sides are coming from, as selfies are often wrongly associated with an obsession with vanity and/or a lack of intelligence, and it's a tricky topic to approach without ruffling a few feathers along the way.