Valerie Bertinelli Speaks Out Critical Comments On Her Weight: ‘Where’s the Compassion?’ {VIDEO}

Food Network host Valerie Bertinelli shared an emotional video on Thursday about receiving critical comments about her weight.

She wrote that while she “was going through some recipes online” she “made the mistake of reading the comments.”

“Someone…decided to point out that I need to lose weight,” she said. “You’re not being helpful.”

“When you see somebody who has put some weight on, my first thought is that person is obviously going through some things, because if I could lose the weight and keep it off, I would,” she said. “But since I haven’t been successful with that my whole entire life, at 61 I’m still dealing with [it].”

She added, “You think I’m not tired of it, lady? Where’s the compassion. You think a stupid little comment like ‘you need to lose weight,’ not f—— helpful.”
Alongside the video she wrote, “aren’t we tired of body shaming women yet?! Smh.”

“I was going to delete my stories because it’s a little embarrassing and scary to be so vulnerable,” she added, explaining that she changed her mind after she received “so many” messages from fans, who shared the “same vulnerability and struggles.”

“We all could use a little more kindness and patience and grace, because we just never know what someone else is going through,” she added. “So here it is. Not deleting. Owning it.”


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Fans flooded Valerie’s page with support along with her friends and family.

You’re perfect the way you are, Ma,” wrote her son Wolfgang Van Halen, whom she shares with late ex-husband Eddie Van Halen. “I love you ❤️.”

“This video is everything,” added Food Network star Ree Drummond. “Beautiful Valerie, you inspire, you encourage, and you make people feel like everything is good and right. You have done this your whole life. You win.”

Demi Lovato commented, “I love you. You said it yourself, you’re already enough AND whoever said that is hurting.. or not being shown enough compassion in their lives.. I’m sorry you had to deal w this. Here for you always.”

Valerie shared another video thanking everyone saying, “There’s so much kindness out there. I certainly do not feel so alone anymore,” she said in a new video. “It’s the shame part that’s really hard to get rid of, that stupid emotion that is absolutely useless. But I just wanted to say thank you.”


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Valerie has a new memoir coming that follows her self-love journey called Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today