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Nic-picking Nicola Coughlan begs fans to stop commenting on her body

"Most people are being nice and not trying to be offensive but I am just one real life human being."

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Nicola Coughlan (Instagram)

Nicola Coughlan (Instagram)

Nicola Coughlan (Instagram)

Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan has asked fans to stop commenting on her body in a recent social media plea.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday night, the 35-year-old shared a hotel selfie with her 1.2 million followers and wrote: “Hello! So just a thing- if you have an opinion about my body please, please don’t share it with me.

“Most people are being nice and not trying to be offensive but I am just one real life human being and it’s really hard to take the weight of thousands of opinions on how you look being sent directly to you every day.

“If you have an opinion about me that’s ok, I understand I’m on TV and that people will have things to think and say but I beg you not to send it to me directly.

“Anyways here’s a pic of me in my hotel in NY about to go to SNL, it’s unrelated to this post but delighted with my hair in it.”

Last year, the Galway native called for interviewers to stop asking people about their weight and said that “every time I'm asked about my body in an interview it makes me deeply uncomfortable.”

In a series of tweets, Nicola wrote: “Can we please stop asking women about their weight in interviews, especially when it's completely irrelevant?

“I'm seeing a lot of interviews from 10 years ago where people go ‘Oh weren't the questions so inappropriate!’ unfortunately it's still happening.

“Every time I'm asked about my body in an interview it makes me deeply uncomfortable and so sad, I'm not just allowed to just talk about the job I do that I so love.

“It's so reductive to women when we're making great strides for diversity in the arts, but questions like that just pull us backwards,” she added.

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