‘Leave me alone’: Christie Brinkley’s daughter defends herself against Internet bullies

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LOS ANGELES — Christie Brinkley is defending her daughter on social media after her appearance and privilege were criticized.

The supermodel and mother rallied behind daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook on Instagram after the 18-year-old college student and model lashed out against online critics.

Brinkley asked her followers to “choose to create beauty, through mutual respect, compassion and love.”

Cook posted earlier Monday that she was “fed up” with constantly being compared to her mother. She posted screen captures of several comments about her looks and background.

The model and student ended the lengthy post by saying she wished her critics would “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.”