Kate Beckinsale is taking down haters one comment at a time.
Over Thanksgiving and the ensuing weekend, the actress soaked up the sun in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, posting multiple steamy bikini pictures to Instagram. A few of her social media followers, though, weren't liking the view, as one of them told her she appeared to be having a "midlife crisis."
"Oh! I think that's because you're an annoying a—hole," Kate, 46, replied.
After another told Kate she was "too old" to be sharing bikini pictures and "looking for attention," the actress unleashed on the troll.
"Are you aware that when you get the urge to accuse someone of something, especially someone you don't know, or attribute an intention without ever having met the person, that the only thing really being achieved is revealing something about yourself or something you fear about yourself?" she asked. "I don't know you and I don't know who has made you feel that if you get older you have no value, can't be attractive or sexy or have a relationship with your body that isn't only self loathing, but as one female to another, don't let any of that noise bother you."
Continued Beckinsale, "You'll feel more powerful, may well physically blossom, know who you are and what you want and get good at setting healthier boundaries. If you're young and fearing getting older, don't. It's not at all how people scare you it will be especially for a woman. You'll come into your own power in a way that feels steady and so many more things will feel possible. The people or press that are scaring you that your value is tied up in youth, or in fact anything that is not currently within your reach, is noise I do hope you allow yourself to ignore. If you're older and fearing less is available to you, it actually isn't, don't let that limit you in anything."
In her coup de grace, Kate attempted to kill them with kindness, writing, "I can't imagine how unhappy you must feel to leave comments like this. People have all sorts of things going on that they put a brave face on and you'd never know. Sending love and the real hope you receive this message in the spirit that it's meant. I know you have more to offer than leaving mean comments that illuminate far more about you than they do about the people you choose to comment on. Sending love x."