'Hi. It’s me, Clare': 'Bachelorette' star Clare Crawley gets real in her latest cozy Instagram snap

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Bachelorette Clare Crawley posted a heartfelt message to critics while wearing a pair of go-to comfy leggings. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)

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Former “Bachelorette” Clare Crawley knows a thing or two about dealing with haters online, but the time has come for her to “rise above the negativity.”

The 39-year-old reality star has notoriously faced judgement online since exiting the latest season of “The Bachelorette”, and in an open and honest Instagram post shared this weekend, she urged critics to consider the real person behind the headlines.

“Hi. It’s me, Clare. Not Clare that you have seen edited on your television or social media squares. But the human one with feelings, insecurities, emotions and a normal life just like you,” she wrote.

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“There are good days and bad days. Being on reality TV doesn’t exempt me (or any of us) from that. I will always do my best to rise above the negativity and find the positive, but I am not superhuman. So when you choose to pass judgements without knowing someone personally or even something as small as a snide comment, please remember just like you, I am simply trying my best,” she concluded.

Posing for the photo in a cute and comfy $200 Button Front Hoodie, Crawley paired her athleisure look with a pair of fan-favourite leggings that happen to be on sale.

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