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Cindy Crawford Says Viral Unretouched Photo Was ‘Social Bullying’

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Earlier this year, a supposedly unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford in lingerie went viral. The photo, from a previous Marie Claire shoot, lacked Photoshop-flawlessness and actually reflected a real woman's body.

Cindy chose to (mostly) stay silent on the ordeal, despite an overwhelmingly positive response by fans on social media. In a new interview with Elle Canada, she finally reveals how she really felt about it all, and adds that it helped her teach her daughter, Kaia Gerber, a lesson.

"This is exactly the type of thing that I wouldn't want my daughter to do to another girl online," she shares. "It's social bullying. I'm a big girl and I can handle it, but I used it as a teaching lesson for my own daughter because my kids were like 'Mom, you don't look like that!'"

Cindy's 13-year-old daughter already has a contract with IMG models, and has been featured in Vogue and CR Fashion Book.