With more than 33 million followers on TikTok, the 19-year-old is one of the platform’s most popular users, and with that comes constant scrutiny.
In a series of tweets she posted on April 21, Easterling said people have been calling her “fat” and “a whale,” but she isn’t letting the harsh words get her down.
“I’ve seen 5-10 tweets and TikToks today talking negatively about my body and weight,” she wrote. “It makes me feel insecure, but luckily I’m looking at it in a different light.”
“I’ve been very motivated to start eating better and working out every day to become the healthiest version of myself,” Easterling said. “Do not listen to these hurtful comments. You are perfect.”
Her fans were quick to stick up for her.
“We’re all rooting for you to continue to better yourself and your health,” one user wrote.
“Don’t forget that being healthy also encompasses your mental health,” another said. “Make sure you’re in the right state of mind, too.”
Easterling showed her appreciation to her fans in a tweet on April 26.
“Thank you all for supporting and loving me through everything,” she wrote.
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