Ahead of tonight’s new episode of Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo took to Instagram with an emotional message encouraging fans to watch on behalf of her daughter, Victoria Caputo. “When your child hurts, you hurt,” the reality star began. “Victoria talks about being cyberbullied about her weight on tonight’s Long Island Medium. Please watch.”
Sadly, Victoria began to face harsh online criticism about her weight over the summer. By Aug. 2, however, the hair stylist decided it was time to defend herself.
“Just want to give a shoutout to all my haters,” she began. “Yes, I have gained weight recently and although I am not happy about it and have my insecurities, it does not change me as a person.”
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Just want to give a shout out to all my haters 🖕🏼. Yes i have gained weight recently and although i am not happy about it and have my insecurities it does not change me as a person. Plus I’m sure there will be a day that will come and i will shed this weight but as of now this is what it is. So for all of you who want to keep commenting about the way i look, just don’t. Worry about yourself because your comment ain’t going to make you any better of a person #mindyabusiness
“Plus, I’m sure there will be a day that will come and I will shed this weight, but as of now this is what it is,” she continued. “So, for all of you who want to keep commenting about the I way look, just don’t. Worry about yourself because your comment ain’t going to make you any better of a person,” she concluded along with the hashtag “mind ya business.”
Thankfully, ever since the sneak peek for tonight’s episode dropped on Oct. 23, fans of the show have reached out with an outpouring of kind words and encouragement.
“[Has] anyone ever [considered] she might having trouble dealing with her parents’ divorce and that may be why she gained weight?” one user on Facebook began. “Even if she just gained weight for no reason, it doesn’t give anyone the right to bully her. Get a life, people!” they added.
“Victoria, you are a beautiful young woman! Ignore ignorant people. Don’t let them get you down, they are just jealous,” added another. We couldn’t agree more! Keep your head up, Victoria.
Watch new episodes of Long Island Medium Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on TLC.