Fans have flooded Theresa Caputo’s daughter Victoria with support after a sneak peek for next week’s episode of Long Island Medium revealed she had been harassed by trolls over her “weight gain”.
Victoria’s online ordeal took place over the summer after she shared photos of herself on social media. She later took to Instagram in response to the abuse, admitting that she had gained weight but adding: “Although I am not happy about it and have my insecurities, it does not change me as a person.”
She added: “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.”
Now fans are rallying behind Victoria after a preview clip of next week’s episode of Long Island Medium revealed her abuse at the hands of trolls. In the clip, she describes how people have been calling her “fat” on Instagram, and Theresa tells producers: “It’s heartbreaking that people are bullying my daughter online.”
The official episode description from TLC also describes how Victoria was “harassed” by trolls for gaining weight.
After the sneak peek aired, one fan wrote on Victoria’s Instagram: “I seen the preview to the next episode of LIM & I can’t believe people are calling you fat. You are absolutely gorgeous, whoever it is, is most likely jealous of you & will try anything to bring you down ❤ keep your head held high girl.”
Another added: “Girl you’re gorgeous inside and out!!! Ignore the haters, they’re ugly on the inside where it counts the most. You do you and keep that smile on your beautiful face! Love from WA Victoria!?❤️.”
Victoria Caputo has always been a spitfire. Long Island Medium fans were introduced to her just as she was about to graduate high school and move on to college. Now she is a hairdresser in an upscale salon and dubs herself the “Long Island Balayage.”
After acknowledging the online negativity earlier this year, she appears to have shut things down for the most part. Her personal Instagram posts are now filled with photos where she is enjoying herself. She also has a separate account for her hairdressing business, featuring her balayage.
Long Island Medium was a family-centric show for several years. When it began, Theresa Caputo and husband Larry along with their children, Larry Jr., and Victoria did a lot of filming together.
Fans were left shocked when Larry and Theresa revealed last year that they had separated. The divorce was not easy on the children and Theresa has mentioned on several occasions how the kids don’t like to discuss their parents’ split.
Long Island Medium airs Monday nights at 8/7c on TLC.