Bindi Irwin, the daughter of late Steve Irwin “The Crocodile Hunter,” recently spoke out about how her young contemporaries dress – and how she believes they should consider covering up more.

Bindi Irwin On Teenage Modesty

Irwin, 15, dresses relatively modestly and believes girls her age should follow suit. Not only does she believe that teens trying to dress older actually make themselves look younger, she claims to feel badly for them.

“I’m a big advocate for young girls dressing their age,” Irwin told News Corp Australia. “I mean, for me, I look around at a lot of young girls that are my age and they’re always trying to dress older. Whether it’s wearing revealing clothes or hardly wearing any clothes at all, I feel really bad for them. It kind of has the opposite effect in some ways … it makes you look younger and like you’re trying too hard.”

“I almost wish I could tell young girls, ‘Look, in 10 years when you look back at yourself, you’ll cringe, honey, honestly,’” Irwin, who claims to have an “86-year-old soul,” added. “Don’t try so hard. A pair of jeans and a T-shirt is just as gorgeous and even makes you look classier.”

‘Reign’ Actress Caitlin Stasey Responds

Irwin’s comments sparked debate on the Internet – with many finding the teen’s advocacy for modesty refreshing. Reign actress Caitlin Stasey found it to be anything but, and took to Twitter to share her opinions on potentially harmful notions regarding femininity.

Stasey also cautioned Irwin, who announced she was launching an initiative with the much-maligned SeaWorld back in March, that she’d regret the partnership in 10 year’s time. SeaWorld’s most notable recent takedown was in the award-winning documentary Blackfish, which showed the habitual – yet ignored – mistreatment of killer whales at the aquatic amusement park’s various locations.

Stasey's Olive Branch

After articles emerged pitting the two young women in an Internet feud, Stasey took to Instagram to both shame the media for their handling of Irwin’s and her own comments and to extend an “olive branch” to the 15-year-old.

Though Stasey might be able to accept Irwin’s stance on the modesty of teenage girls, she still has a bone to pick with her about that lucrative alliance with SeaWorld.

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