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Christie Brinkley's Daughter Responds to Internet Criticism

Brinkley-Cook said her mother serves as an inspiration, but the constant comparisons are hurtful

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    In this file photo Christie Brinkley and daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook attend the St. Barth Hamptons Gala Presented by Social Life Magazine at Bridgehampton Historical Society on July 24, 2016 in Bridgehampton, NY.

    Christie Brinkley’s daughter is moving into college and trying to move on.

    Sailor Brinkley-Cook, 18, is firing back at Internet trolls who commented on an article depicting a photo of the teen and her supermodel mom in matching overalls moving Sailor into college.

    Brinkley-Cook, who is starting her freshman year at New York’s Parsons School of Design, posted a screen grab of the offensive comments—many of which concerned her appearance—on her Instagram accompanied by a lengthy caption.

    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

    “Everyone needs to stop putting me and my siblings and me and my mother in competition,” Brinkley-Cook wrote. “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.”

    Brinkley-Cook said her mother serves as an inspiration, but the constant comparisons between her and her mother can be hurtful, especially at a young age.

    “I'm just a person figuring out what I want to do and what makes me happy,” she wrote. “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.”

    On Thursday Brinkley posted a video of Sailor on her Instagram telling Internet users to harness the power of social media and smart phones for good.

    Let's all choose to use this machine to make the world a kinder more beautiful place," Brinkley  wrote. "Let's choose to create beauty, through mutual respect, compassion and love.”

    The song “Mean” by Brinkley’s ex-boyfriend John Mellencamp can be heard in the background of the video and in the caption Brinkley commends her daughter for speaking out.

    “Bravo @sailorbrinkleycook sometimes when we stand up for ourselves, we are standing up for each other,” she wrote.