Carrie Underwood stuck up for her trainer, Erin Oprea, who was cyber-bullied after her son’s soccer game.
According to People magazine, the country singer came to Oprea’s defense after the trainer decided to get in a cardio workout while watching her son’s soccer game. Apparently another parent at the match snapped a photo of her jumping rope and posted it to Facebook, along with the message, “Would it be wrong of me to tell her that every dad at the soccer field thinks her standing out front with her jump rope for two hours only screams she wants attention. And I can only imagine what the soccer moms are thinking.”
Way to go, Erin! Use someone else's negativity to help others. That man obviously has a big problem…with himself. I only hope he can learn to like himself someday so he can be an adult and stop bullying others for bettering themselves! Check out the blog erinoprea.com Ok…I see lots of confused comments…I guess I should explain a bit further. This guy felt the need to post this pic of my friend and trainer, Erin Oprea, along with some really insecure and mean comments. He was shaming her for getting in some exercise during her son's soccer game. Not cool.
Underwood, 32, didn’t waste a moment in coming to the defense of her friend.
Carrie posted a screenshot of the original Facebook post, with the caption, “That man obviously has a big problem…with himself. I only hope he can learn to like himself someday so he can be an adult and stop bullying others for bettering themselves!
“This guy felt the need to post this pic of my friend and trainer, Erin Oprea, along with some really insecure and mean comments. He was shaming her for getting in some exercise during her son’s soccer game. Not cool.”
Carrie Underwood shows support for her trainer who was bullied on Instagram (via… https://t.co/KVgh9PAnBV pic.twitter.com/NZnVe8LlhP
— POPSUGAR (@POPSUGAR) March 2, 2016
While Oprea must have been thrilled that Carrie Underwood stood up for her, it would seem that the personal trainer can take care of herself.
“This is exactly why many people don’t embrace an active lifestyle in ordinary situations: They are worried that they will draw attention and, even worse, ridicule,” Oprea posted to social media.
Carrie Underwood defends her trainer who was bullied for working out at son's soccer game https://t.co/F0pQfXiIXG pic.twitter.com/xSbDK9OUOv
— People Magazine (@people) March 2, 2016
“Everyone has to find time in their busy schedules to get their workouts in. This is a time that works well for me and many other parents,” she continued. “I don’t want to see people getting bullied for doing what works best for their lifestyle.”
She also took a moment to encourage others to stick with their program despite the negativity that might surround them.
“So grab your jump rope, embrace that healthy lifestyle and keep on jumping if you hear whispering behind you,” Oprea said. “You’re the better person here in more ways than one.”