This week, Jaclyn Hill posted her second YouTube video of 2020 and it was an especially emotional one. The beauty vlogger barely talked about makeup, instead she opened up about the "dark" place she was in after her lipstick launch in 2019 and the horrible comments she's been getting about her weight.
"I want to talk about my weight. I know that my weight has been a topic of discussion for a few months now and I have put on quite a few pounds since my lipstick launched," Jaclyn said.
"I have put on – God, close to 30 pounds this year and like the past eight months and there is a reason for it. And I want to talk about it, because I can’t post a picture or a video or an Instagram story without people talking about how fat I am."
Jaclyn went on to explain that the changes in her body happened when she tried to self-medicate, treating her anxiety and depression with alcohol.
"I’m fine with gaining weight in my body – I’m fine with it, I don’t care – but what the weight represents that makes me so upset," she explained. "I wouldn't look like this if I didn’t hurt myself by self-medicating with alcohol."
After uploading the video, the comments started rolling in. In response to Jaclyn's statements, fellow YouTuber Eden the Doll commented "bloated boots 🍻." Jaclyn responded on Twitter, accusing Eden of body shaming.
"These types of comments make ANYONE feel like they can’t post a picture if they are not 'perfect' im so over it & wont tolerate it anymore. There is a difference between freedom of speech and verbal abuse. Me and my subscribers will make a change in 2020!"
These types of comments make ANYONE feel like they can’t post a picture if they are not “perfect” im so over it & wont tolerate it anymore. There is a difference between freedom of speech and verbal abuse. Me and my subscribers will make a change in 2020! ✊🏼 https://t.co/okcSweC8og— Jaclyn Hill (@Jaclynhill) February 5, 2020
After seeing Jaclyn's Tweet, Eden immediately took to Instagram Stories to apologize and clarify that her comment was not an insult.
"Guys, let me clarify what I meant one more time. The caption literally said she was bloated because she was drinking too much alcohol, I commented 'bloated boots,' because you know, me too – cheers. Cheers emoji, me too," Eden said in a video.
"It was meant to be humorous and it was meant to be funny and obviously people didn’t take it that way and neither did she and I feel really bad that she didn’t and like, I just want everyone to know that I would never – I’m not stupid I would never comment something evil. This sucks, but yeah." She also added a disclaimer that "'boots' is like 'the house'."
Jaclyn hasn't publically responded to Eden's apology.
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