Viewers have been left divided over a fiery Loose Women debate, which saw Stacey Solomon and Coleen Nolan clash over whether it’s okay to call yourself ‘beautiful’.
The outspoken pair were split over the subject, which became a hotly-debated topic on this morning’s panel.
Former X Factor star Stacey, 29, argued that everyone should be encouraged to feel and express self confidence.
However Coleen, 54, disagreed, claiming that people shouldn’t be encouraged to be ‘arrogant’ and that ‘declaring yourself beautiful makes you ugly’.
On today’s Loose Women debate, Stacey Solomon, 29, argued that everyone should be encouraged to declare that they’re ‘beautiful’ but viewers were divided over the discussion
Coleen Nolan, 54, disagreed with her fellow Loose Women panel member, and told she found declarations such as ‘I’m beautiful’ arrogant and ugly
Viewers were split over the debate, and took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the fiery discussion.
‘Every day I teach my two-year-old to say I’m beautiful,’ one revealed.’I think it’s important to teach children to love themselves at an early age.’
But others disagreed, saying: ‘What about encouraging girls to learn and educate themselves rather than walking around telling everyone they’re beautiful?’.
The conversation was sparked by the revelation that Cindy Crawford regretted not showing more of her ‘beautiful’ figure off when she was younger.
Viewers were divided by the debate, with some saying it was important to help women’s confidence, and others saying there were more important things to think about
Stacey had strong feelings on the topic, saying: ‘Are we ever allowed at any stage in our lives to think I’m entirely happy with who I am?
‘If a woman stands there and says, I think I’m beautiful and perfect then people stand there and say, cor she’s big headed.’
But Coleen thought that was justified, arguing: ‘If you are beautiful looking and you have the arrogant to walk around like that, then to me you’re an ugly person.’
The two clashed, as Stacey went on: ‘But that’s a problem with society, that we’ll never ever like ourselves at that moment in time.
Stacey was animated as she debated with Coleen about the topic, saying:’we’re conditioned to think it’s more attractive to say you don’t like yourself’, and asking when women at what age girls were allowed to love themselves
‘Because we’re conditioned to think it’s more attractive to say you don’t like yourself.’
She said: ‘We should be encouraging the younger generation to say they’re happy, beautiful and everything I want to be.’
Coleen disagreed, saying that people shouldn’t be encouraged to do that, as ‘some people are not beautiful’.
The debate continued, as Coleen said she felt as though confidence around beauty came with ‘growing up’ and maturing.
Coleen said she thought confidence and feeling beautiful came from ‘growing up’ and ‘maturing’
Meanwhile Stacey argued that everyone should be allowed to value themselves at the very highest
But Stacey still felt that attitude was troubling, saying:’ I think you should always be allowed to value yourself at the very highest.’
Viewers were divided over the debate, and took to Twitter to share their opinions.
‘Personally, I think that it is okay to think you are beautiful as its part of self-care and self-love, and something that would be spoken about more. Every single person in this world is beautiful in their own way,’ one viewer wrote.
Another sarcastically tweeted: ‘We’re all beautiful….pass the sick bucket.’
The panel were divided in the discussion, with Stacey and Coleen sharing their passionate views on the topic
Others agreed, calling out contradictions in Stacey’s argument: ‘In one breath Stacey will tell us that looks are not important… in the next she’s telling us how beautiful she is… walking talking contraction that woman.’
Another felt it depended day-to-day whether it was acceptable, saying: ‘I get days when I do feel great about myself and days when I don’t but would never say out loud I am pretty or beautiful or weird – be confident yes that’s okay,’
Some viewers felt the Loose Women were just digging for compliments, saying: ‘This is just an episode on fishing for compliments isn’t it? “Aw hun, you’re beautiful” “Nah babes, you’re more beautiful” Then there’s Coleen: I hate beautiful people because I’m ugly on the inside as well.’
Viewers were divided over the debate, with some agreeing with Stacey, and others arguing she was contradicting herself