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Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor fights back against online bullies

It seems like trolls on the internet are a reality of life these days. Some people may choose to sit back and try to disregard or ignore the hateful comments, but not Sailor Brinkley Cook, the 18-year-old daughter of model Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook.

Sailor, who recently started her freshman year of college, is regularly featured in photos with her iconic mom. But social media being what it is — a number of people tend to chime in with comments that are less than kind.

Wanting to address those online bullies, Sailor took to Instagram, posting some of the negative comments directed at her along with a "super long and super rant-y" caption that's totally inspiring in its emotional maturity and take-no-guff attitude.

(Note: Post has some vulgar language.)

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🙏🏼

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While, celebrities often share photos with their children, prompting fans to call out the resemblance (see: Reese Witherspoon and Cindy Crawford), it's the mean-spirited comparison comments Sailor finds "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?" Sailor, who is signed with IMG Models, notes.

"I am my own person," she adds.

And guess what? Mom, 62, totally has her back, posting this lovely Instagram video and comment:

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Christie's been giving her daughter advice about all of this for years, explaining in Hamptons Magazine in 2013, "I told her ... those comment threads are an invitation for the bitter and disenfranchised to hide behind a fake name and try to tear you down — and nobody needs that in life."

And thus far, Sailor says she's been cheered by the feedback she's gotten since the post appeared:

The inner beauty of both these women is clearly shining through here. We're proud of both Sailor and Christie!

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