Valerie Bertinelli makes it a choice to remain positive even when people are attacking her with negative comments, but she will not stand around and be body-shamed.
The actress and cooking show host had the perfect response to a Twitter user who thought it was a good idea to make a comment about her weight.
After the Food Network posted a tweet promoting Bertinelli’s upcoming appearance, one user commented, “Awwww, so chubby.”
Bertinelli took the high road with her response to the criticism.
“Wow. Someone is always there to remind me to tidy up my negative thoughts some more. Thank you for reminding me I’m so much more than my body. Have a blessed day,” she wrote in a tweet and included an image of the body-shaming comment.
Bertinelli’s celebrity friends rallied behind her to offer support and call out the toxic user.
Former “Baby Daddy” actress Melissa Peterman wrote, “Beauty comes from the inside. You my friend are beautiful inside and out. The person who wrote that comment needs to give her insides a makeover!”
Meanwhile, pop star and talk show host Kelly Clarkson, who has dealt with her own fair share of online trolls, posted a similar message.
“True power is recognizing the projection of others negativity & punching it square n the face w/all the positive, remarkable, intelligent, beautiful light that seeps from ur pores. Pity people that speak ill of others because while some of us r dancing, the others r too afraid,” Clarkson wrote.
Bertinelli told "Today" that negative comments remind her to stick to her personal motto: “choose happy.” Unfortunately, she disclosed it's been challenging maintaining that attitude following the deaths of her parents in recent years.
The 59-year-old admitted she ”used food as a way not to feel the sadness or the stress."
However, the "Hot in Cleveland" alum has turned things around and revealed her plans to get healthier in 2020.
"To me, I think that joy is tied to making healthy choices with my life in everything I do,'' she recently wrote in a personal essay. "Healthy in the people I surround myself with, the food I eat and, perhaps most importantly, the way I talk to myself."