Victoria Caputo ‘weight gain’: Fans flood Long Island Medium daughter with support after she’s harassed by trolls

Victoria Caputo and Theresa Caputo
Victoria Caputo and her mom, Long Island Medium star Theresa Caputo, earlier this year. Pic credit: @viccaputo/Instagram

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.”

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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.

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3 years ago

When people point out a fact, they are not “haters”, even though others don’t think that fact should be said publicly. Victoria may be a very nice person and a good hairdresser, but the fact is she is terribly over weight. And it looks worse on television. Yes, people are going to point that out, since she was a regular on the show, and especially since Theresa has enough money to pay for top-notch nutritionists, such as Haylie Pomroy, that would help Victoria GET HEALTHY, with weight loss being only a bonus, not the main goal. There is no wedding dress that will look good on her at her size, no matter where she gets it, she will forever regret how she looks in her pictures, and she will also regret the amount of money her mother spent on very large dresses for her. Those pictures will always be a source of pain for Victoria, and even if she doesn’t want to admit it, she will be ashamed of those pictures. She doesn’t have to put herself through that. The solution is to stop trying to normalize obesity, taking accountability for it, and doing something to eliminate it. Victoria stopped exercising and increased her eating. That is how anyone would gain weight. Stop feeling guilty and ‘calling out’ others, and remedy the situation. Stop doing what DOESN’T work, and do more of what DOES work. Too bad Larry and Theresa did not put this theory into practice. They should have consulted Michelle Weiner Davis. They could have avoided a divorce. But I digress. There are a lot of things that people have questions about, after watching the show for years, being involved in the family’s life and situations, and after hearing and reading a lot of stories, some of which are rumors. A prevalent story the last couple of seasons were that Larry is, in fact, gay, or at least bi-sexual. There was also talk of mental and/or emotional difficulties, better known as a mid-life crisis, even though he was in his late 50’s. There were also rumors that when he had moved to California he began to date a black woman who was a friend of his, that he became addicted to some kind of medication, and that he had been cheating on Theresa for quite some time, claiming he “got no attention”, etc., etc. But the story that would NOT go away was the one that he was cheating. THAT story was circulating way before, MONTHS before, the episodes aired showing them having marital problems, and before they even “announced” a divorce. The zombie-looking woman he is supposedly dating, the one he is pictured with while shopping, and who appears to have a white mustache, and who, quite evidently, has had SEVERAL botched cosmetic surgery procedures, looks like a woman who worked in a salon where Theresa was reading the employees. It was also strange (tone deaf? very cruel?) that Larry decided to “go public” with his romance 6 months before the divorce was final. Anyone who has been through this situation would say they are certain that Larry was cheating with this woman for quite some time. It certainly appears so. If he can look himself in the mirror, and rationalize his actions, then he will be happy one day. He shouldn’t hold his breath. He ended the marriage unnecessarily, prematurely, incorrectly, and for the wrong reasons. But now, it’s too late.