Charli D'Amelio Opens Up About Personal Struggle With an Eating Disorder
Unfortunately, being a public figure on social media makes one a target for internet trolls and hateful comments. TikTok star Charli D'Amelio has previously spoken out against cyberbullies who have made comments on social media about the teen's weight and body. Not cool.
"It's not your place to tell me if i'm losing weight or gaining weight," the 16-year-old tweeted in April. "Why don't we all just be respectful and understand that we should just be kind and uplift everyone instead of trying to bring others down and i've seen these videos about me my friends and complete strangers but it doesn't matter who you're doing it to."
She added, "It's never okay and I feel like I really needed to say that i love you all but please stop!!"
In her latest Instagram Story posted in September, Charli revealed that she struggles with body issues and opened up to fans about her private battle with an eating disorder. Keep reading to find out what the TikTok-er had to say about her personal struggles.
Charli D'Amelio reveals she is struggling with an eating disorder.
"I've always tried to use my voice when it comes to issues surrounding body image, but I've never talked about my own struggles with eating disorders. It's so uncomfortable to admit to even your closest friends and family, let alone the world," she wrote in an emotional post. "I know eating disorders are something that so many other people are also battling behind closed doors."
The queen of TikTok is hoping that by opening up about her own struggles with an eating disorder she can "help someone else." Charli also included a link to multiple resources for those who would like to seek help.
Charli D'Amelio apologizes for posting TikTok video, which talks about weight loss.
Charli also apologized for a since-deleted TikTok after the social media post included the song "Prom Queen" by Beach Bunny. The song includes the following lyrics: "Shut up, count your calories ..." and "Wish I, was like you, blue-eyed blondie, perfect body."
The social media star apologized to her followers for the lyrics saying she now realizes the "lyrics could have triggered" some people. She added, "I deeply and truly apologize and I hope you know that I never intended to cause you harm."
The former Hype House star continued, "For anyone struggling with this, I know some days can be worse than others, but I really hope you'll swipe up and get help if you need it. I need you to know you are not alone. Remember it's ok to reach out and get help. We all need help sometimes."
With Charli's skyrocketing career, we're happy she is getting the help she needs and talking about her own body image issues as a way to help others struggling.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at 1-800-931-2237.