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Food Network star Valerie Bertinelli has proven she is one celebrity who refuses to remain silent on Twitter when unkind tweets come her way. And she’s not shy about sharing her opinion when she feels others are plain wrong (she’s looking at you, Eric Clapton).

Here are just a few of her spicier tweets blasting haters on social media.

Actor Valerie Bertinelli has a positive presence on Twitter but has been known to serve up the sass to those posting less-than-kind tweets about her.
Valerie Bertinelli | Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Bertinelli’s short and not-so-sweet tweet about Eric Clapton

The former One Day at a Time star didn’t mince words when Eric Clapton announced he would not play gigs requiring fans to be vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19). 

It’s not clear if there’s some kind of bad blood between the two entertainers, but her response to a tweet from Rolling Stone reporting that Clapton “said he would cancel any shows if the venue requires attendees prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19” left no doubt as to her feelings.

The actor simply wrote, “Once a d***, always a d***.”

Many tweets responded to Bertinelli’s remark agreeing with Clapton’s decision, while others cheered her on. 

Eric Clapton performs on stage in 2020.
Eric Clapton | Gareth Cattermole/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Valerie Bertinelli’s fans had no idea she could flame haters on Twitter with such skill

The former Hot in Cleveland star took issue with a comment that she was basically a whiny, privileged actor who, while still attractive and enjoying success, didn’t deserve empathy from anyone.

Bertinelli doesn’t seem to hold to the expression “Just ignore them and they’ll go away.”

Her comeback to the tweet (in part) sarcastically asked “You think I’m beautiful?,” along with a GIF of Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in the film Clueless.

Some very impressed fans reacted to Bertinelli saying she could now count them among her followers.

A mean-spirited comment did not escape Bertinelli’s attention

One person tweeted the actor a particularly unkind message on her birthday, writing, “If you wonder why you are a 300 pound diabetic, it’s because you consider cake a snack.”

Bertinelli, who has been outspoken about the body image issues she has faced and her refusal to continue weighing herself on a scale, tweeted back, “Hi, not sure if you know this, there are actual people behind the pixels you see on this screen. It may seem easy to say hurtful things to someone you don’t know, but really, in the end, it only hurts you. Kindness will fill your soul. Have a nice day.”

The actor’s fans applauded her response, adding that her beauty isn’t just skin-deep, while others were impressed with the restraint in her reaction, saying they would not have been so kind to someone who was clearly intent on hurting her.

The culinary personality is also a mama bear who won’t tolerate any malicious remarks about her son

When it comes to her son Wolfgang Van Halen, who Bertinelli affectionately calls “Wolfie,” this mom comes to her only child’s defense. The actor obviously loves her kid and, in fact, her Twitter handle, @wolfiesmom, is all about him.

A recent tweet that’s now been removed made a disparaging remark about Wolfgang. Bertinelli didn’t hold back in her response, saying, “What in the world is wrong with you? Did your mother not pay attention to you? Do you think just because you can write words on a bird app that you can be this rude and impudent to people? Good God get a life and f*** all the way off.”


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One topic Valerie Bertinelli won’t post about 

While Bertinelli obviously doesn’t hold back on her opinions, such as posting in response to Elon Musk’s tweets and sharing her opinion on the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp defamation case, one area she won’t tiptoe into is the music of her former husband Eddie Van Halen’s band, Van Halen

A fan of the band asked her on Twitter what she thought of the possibility of a Van Halen tribute tour in the future. Her reaction was brief: “It’s never a good idea for me to have any opinion about anything Van Halen related.”