Last week Valerie Bertinelli made headlines with her tearful reaction to trolls' body-shaming her online.
The food network host responded in a video to the criticism saying, “You're not being helpful, because when you see somebody who has put some weight on, my first thought is, 'That person is obviously going through some things.'"
Celebrities like Demi Lovato applauded Bertinelli for standing up against body shamers, except a few days later something interesting happened. You see, people started remembering that the 61-year-old actress used to be a paid spokesman for the diet company Jenny Craig, and literally endorsed weight loss for a living.
"Sorry Valerie Bertinelli @Wolfiesmom - you spent decades telling the rest of us to get thin, shilled weight loss shakes, potions & snake oil & NOW wanna be a body shaming warrior? You don’t get to be a victim when you helped create the problem. Grow up if you can’t take the heat," said one of the commentators.
The Biden-loving Bertinelli quickly did some damage control, expressing regret for her work with Jenny Craig, but it was an obvious and desperate move to save face.
She responded,” Somehow I don’t think you’re really sorry, but, let me respond anyway. I’m not a victim. I can take the heat. I made the video so I could get my feelings out instead of squashing them down and eating them, which is what I usually do."
Here’s a piece of advice to Bertinelli; if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! #Truthbomber