Christie Brinkley’s Daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook Just Majorly Shut Down Internet Trolls

Sailor Brinkley Cook is tired of being compared to her mother. (Photo: Instagram)
Sailor Brinkley Cook is tired of being compared to her mother. (Photo: Instagram)

Being the child of a celebrity supermodel is much more taxing on a kid than one might think. With fans constantly comparing these children to their famous parents (especially over social media), the pressure to be successful and inherit the parents’ bombshell appearance can be overwhelming.

Need proof? Christie Brinkley’s 18-year-old daughter, Sailor Brinkley Cook, just posted an Instagram picture of Internet comments with a very long caption that, in summary, told everyone to stop criticizing her and putting her in competition with her mother.

Sailor, who is signed with IMG Models and is attending Parsons School of Design this fall, says that she’s been flooded with negative comments about her looks and college choice. “She’s a pretty girl but no where near what her mother was,” says one commenter, with another writing, “Parsons is the ultimate NYC school for do-nothing trust fund babies.”

Unable to ignore the comments, Sailor took a screenshot of them and posted it to Instagram, writing a lengthy caption that described her efforts to get into Parsons and, more importantly, her dislike for people comparing her to both her siblings and mother.

Alright alright. This is going to be super long and super rant-y. Im sorry in advance. So, I usually never read the comment section under any stupid article about me.. And when i do i usually never take the comments to heart.. But i am so fed up. First of all- everyone needs to stop putting me and my siblings and me and my mother in competition. I believe comparison will kill you. Comparison to others is toxic and unhealthy.. As long as I am happy healthy and kind to others why should i care if i am not as ‘pretty’ as someone else ? Let alone not as ‘pretty’ as my own blood relatives? Secondly- Pushing down the school i worked my ass off for 4 years to get into, saying its for do-nothing trust fund babies, is not only stereotyping a scholastic community but is just plain incorrect and rude! I know many kids enrolled in Parsons who are the most hard working and passionate students in all of new york. And lastly.. The subject i have been meaning to touch on publicly for years- stop. comparing. me. to. my. mother. Believe it or not I am my own person with my own beliefs and own thoughts and my own face! Eyes smile teeth forehead! All mine! The whole shabang! Yes i am so fortunate that my mother is my mother.. And she will always be an inspiration to me… But being constantly compared to her 50+ years of success at only 18 years old? And being told I could never amount to what she was and what she looks like? Doesn’t feel great. I just will never understand these people who WANT to make me feel badly, who WANT to tell an 18 year old girl she cant follow her dreams because if she does she WONT BE AS GOOD AS HER MOM WAS. I’m just a person figuring out what i want to do and what makes me happy. Leave me alone. My one wish is that these people can get off their computers, go chase a sunset, kiss someone they love, pursue one of their dreams and STOP making an 18 year old girl feel constantly inferior and hurt. Lets just fuckin spread love you guys. And pleaseeeee stop trolling me. Thank u????????

A photo posted by Sailor Brinkley Cook (@sailorbrinkleycook) on Aug 17, 2016 at 6:38pm PDT

“The subject i have been meaning to touch on publicly for years- stop. comparing. me. to. my. mother. Believe it or not I am my own person with my own beliefs and own thoughts and my own face! Eyes smile teeth forehead! All mine! The whole shabang! Yes i am so fortunate that my mother is my mother.. And she will always be an inspiration to me… But being constantly compared to her 50+ years of success at only 18 years old? And being told I could never amount to what she was and what she looks like? Doesn’t feel great,” part of the caption said.

Then Christie’s youngest child summed up her feelings by telling the haters to take a seat, and ultimately go off and focus on their own lives: “My one wish is that these people can get off their computers, go chase a sunset, kiss someone they love, pursue one of their dreams and STOP making an 18 year old girl feel constantly inferior and hurt.”

Considering that Christie is an icon in the fashion industry, it is not surprising that cruel comparisons are being made. In fact, she guessed that this would be a problem for her daughter and gave Sailor a bit of advice in 2013. “I told her, when you’re in a magazine, buy the magazine and look at it like 90 percent of the people who are going to see the story on you; don’t look online because the story will roll right into a comments thread, and those comment threads are an invitation for the bitter and disenfranchised to hide behind a fake name and try to tear you down — and nobody needs that in life,” Christie said in an interview with Hamptons magazine.

She also showed support for her daughter on social media, posting a beautiful video of Sailor flashing a million dollar smile while John Mellencamp’s “Mean” plays. She writes, “If you’re reading this on a smart phone, You are holding a powerful tool in the palm of your hand. It has the power to shape people’s lives, self esteem,and confidence. It can make them feel good, or scar them for life. Let’s all choose to use this machine to make the world a kinder more beautiful place. Let’s choose to create beauty, through mutual respect, compassion and love.”

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