Valérie Bertinelli claims to perpetuate the “dietetic culture”.
Last week, the actress and former spokesperson for Jenny Craig, 61, shared a tearful response in an Instagram video after an online commenter told her she needed to lose weight, previously reported Yahoo Life. When criticized for being visibly upset by the statements, Bertinelli shared in a series of tweets on Saturday that she sensed in the past that she was “buying into the grocery industry”, and that she now feels different.
Saturday’s chat began in response to a Twitter user who tweeted at Bertinelli, “you spent decades telling the rest of us to get weight loss shakes, potions and snake oil and NOW [you] you want to be a warrior who shames the body? You cannot be a victim when you have helped create the problem. Grow taller if you can’t stand the heat. “
Bertinelli was quick to respond, making it clear that she does not consider herself a victim in the situation.
“I’m not a victim. I can take the heat. I made the video so I could express my feelings instead of crushing them and eating them, which I usually do,” she wrote. .
In a follow-up tweet, Bertinelli shared “Yes I spent 6 years at ‘shilling’ for Jenny Craig … I bought my whole life in the food industry and then I became a part of the problem, so here I am today. receive karma from my actions. You can go ahead and judge whatever you want. However, I can warn you, from experience, that this kind of karma does not feel not good either. “
In the original video, we see a visibly upset Bertinelli asking, “Where’s the compassion?” in response to someone who said she needed to lose weight. Stating that “at 61 I’m still taking care of it,” Bertinelli expressed her own exhaustion struggling with her weight, saying, “You think I’m not fed up, ma’am?”
“See, I don’t have a scale or I don’t have clothes that I try to put on every day and I don’t have mirrors, so I don’t see what I’ve become. ‘needed this help me know I need to lose weight, “she said sarcastically at first, then added,” You don’t help me because when you see someone who has gained weight, my first thought is that this person is obviously going through some things. Because if I could lose weight and keep it off, I would. “
In the caption, Bertinelli wrote about the constant criticism aimed at the female body.
“Aren’t we tired of shaming women yet ?! she wrote. “I was going to delete my stories because it’s a little embarrassing and scary to be so vulnerable. But then I realized it struck a ‘good’ nerve with so many of you who were so nice to DM and share your same vulnerability and struggles. We could all use a little more kindness, patience and grace because we just never know what someone else is going through. So there you go. Don’t delete. Own it. ” “
In response to her honestly, Bertinelli received a surge of love from fans and celebrities, including Demi Lovato, Ree Drummond and Michelle Branch.
After her emotionally raw post last Thursday, Bertinelli returned to Instagram on Friday to share how grateful she was for the support.
“There’s so much cuteness out there. I certainly don’t feel so lonely anymore. It’s the shameful part that it’s really hard to get rid of, that stupid emotion that’s absolutely unnecessary. But I just wanted to say thank you.” , she shared. “Let’s have a fucking great day today, guys!”
Bertinelli’s tearful statement came just two days after announcing the release of a new book on his journey to finding self-esteem. Last week, she announced the book, titled Enough already: learning to love as I am today, will hit stores in January.
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