Valerie Bertinelli broke down recently after cruel trolls mocked her weight.
The sixty-one-year-old actress was left in tears after going through her Instagram messages and stumbling across a troll's words about her appearance.
Now, we all know that Valerie is pretty open about her struggles with body image issues, particularly her weight. Throughout the 70s, she was thrust into the limelight after starring as Babara Cooper in the sitcom One Day at a Time and for a fifteen-year-old, that's a lot of intense pressure.
The actress opened up about how she felt like she had to be "smaller" and back in the 70s, society was just as unforgiving as it is now, if not more, so the cruel words by the troll seemed to have a dramatic effect on the former child star.
Even though Valerie shed a few tears, she also defended herself very well.
"Someone said I need to lose weight," she told her followers. "Because you see, I don't have a scale, I don't have clothes that I put on every day and I don't have mirrors so I don't see what's become of me," she told her followers. "So I needed that help to let me know I need to lose weight," she added sarcastically.
She continued: "If I could lose the weight and keep it off, I would. A stupid little comment like 'you need to lose weight', not f****** helpful."
In 2009, Valerie appeared on the cover of PEOPLE Magazine sporting a bikini and some defined abs. The actress opened up about preparing for the shoot, revealing that she lost almost seventy-five pounds to make sure she was in the "right" shape. However, over a decade after the photos were released, she told the outlet that she regretted not working on her mental state as well as her physical.
"I worked really, really, really hard. Physically definitely. I wish to God I had worked just as hard on my mental shape," she said.
A few days after the initial video, Valerie followed it up with another video but this time, she thanked her fans for being so supportive during such a low point.
"There's so much kindness out there. I certainly do not feel so alone anymore... I just wanted to say thank you."
If there's any lesson to be learned from this, it's don't make a comment you wouldn't want to receive. You don't know what someone could be going through or how it could trigger them, so if you're not ready to give someone a compliment, just keep it to yourself.
Got it? Good.