Jaclyn Hill Proves She’s Not Here for Trolls With Latest Instagram Post

Jaclyn Hill is no longer taking criticism laying down. 2019 certainly hasn’t been the easiest year for the YouTube star. With the lipstick drama that accompanied the launch of her company, Jaclyn Cosmetics (which is currently on hiatus), Hill elected to take her longest break from social media to date. Eventually, Hill returned to Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, but shortly after returning, she began receiving a vast amount of criticism for a completely different reason.

Jaclyn Hill stands up for herself on Instagram
Jaclyn Hill | Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage

Jaclyn Hill faces body shamers

When Hill returned to Instagram and began posting pictures of herself, critics immediately began commenting about her weight. Body shamers came out in droves to ask the beauty vlogger if she was pregnant and shame her for her difference in appearance. The commentary got so bad that Hill eventually chose to address her fans, letting them know that she’d put on 20 pounds and that her body was bound to look bigger in her upcoming YouTube videos.

“I have gained 20 pounds in the last 7 weeks. I’m being transparent with you guys because I have been getting lots of comments about my weight. I have never been this insecure about my physical appearance in my life. Sweatpants are literally the only thing that fits me right now & I’ve had to go up 2 sizes in my jeans,” Hill captioned a photo on Instagram.

Hill’s latest Instagram post

But despite Hill being candid with her fans about her weight gain, critics have continued to shame her about it. Though she’s addressed it many times at this point, Hill is learning to love her new body. In fact, her most recent Instagram post shuts down the body shamers once and for all. Hill posted a picture of herself lounging in a pool wearing a cute one-piece bathing suit. “I’m choosing to love myself… I hope you do the same,” Hill captioned the photos.

Immediately, Hill’s fans began to show support for the picture and for Hill. The picture has already raked in over 300,000 likes, not to mention thousands of comments. “I’m loving the look and those curves popping out nothing more attractive than a woman loving herself,” one Instagram user wrote. “20lbs WHERE. You look hot as FU*K,” another exuberant fan chimed in. “You are so stunning, you make me feel good and okay with gaining weight, you are an inspiration. forever an OG Jaclyn Hill fan,” one person penned showing their admiration.

Hill’s fans show their support

Other fans added that they were super proud of Hill’s growth and the way she was embracing the new chapter in her life. “I love you and all that you’ve become. I’ve been a subscriber for years and I’ve enjoyed watching you grow into the remarkable woman you are today. Thank you for being YOU! Never apologize for that. Proud of all your accomplishments…always got your back,” a longtime fan penned.

Some people even added that Hill’s confidence allowed them to be more comfortable in their own skin. “Your confidence in your body being bigger has given me confidence that I don’t need to be a size 00 to be good enough…thank you for being authentic and beautifully you,” one Instagram fan wrote to HIll. It’s great that Hill’s fans are being so supportive of the YouTuber. There’s certainly been a lot to critique Hill on in the past few months, but her weight should not be one of them.