The video shot by Chloe Xandria touched the hearts of her supporters yet the influencer said she had been targeted by vicious trolls who even sent her death threats.
Chloe Xandria, a TikTok star from the US, urged women not to feel guilty about gaining weight as she documented the changes in her figure since January.
Sharing a video clip on the website to her 249,000 followers, she said: “Choosing to appreciate the body that supported me in a global pandemic.”
Chloe had previously struggled with an eating disorder so in an attempt to “normalize normal bodies” she showcased her fuller body compared to her figure at the beginning of 2020.
In her mirror selfie photo, she is wearing a pink crop top and ripped jeans.
Chloe’s second image shows her lifting her t-shirt so her followers can see her tummy and back.
The video touched the hearts of her followers with it being viewed more than two million times in 24 hours yet Chloe said she had been targeted by vicious trolls who even sent her death threats.
In a second video, she explained: “I have gotten numerous death threats for posting this, as well as so many nasty comments about myself and my family.
“I have turned the comments off on my video. I need to thank every one of you who have demonstrated me so much love and backing. I will keep on battling to normalize all bodies.”
Chloe also posted screenshots of the nasty abuse she got from outsiders on her Instagram page.
One troll said: “What the f**k is this transition.”
Another nastily commented: “You used quarantine as an excuse to be fat as f***. Ugly a** body.”
A man went out of his way to turn her TikTok clip into a “duet” video where he filmed his reaction to her weight gain saying he will use it as motivation to work out in the gym.
Chloe didn’t disclose how much weight she had gained but in an Instagram post earlier this year she declared she was more comfortable with her body now than she was at her “skinniest”.
Sharing “before” and “after” photos of her weight gain, she said: “The right is my body after 6 months of quarantine and after my last semester of senior year was taken away from me, but mentally in a WAY better place.
“Maybe you put on a few lbs over quarantine, too. Just remember to give yourself some grace. At times, food was one of the only things that acted as a form of comfort. Through baking and tasting new recipes, I was able to comfort myself in difficult times.”
Chloe opened up on her Instagram stories about why she began sharing photos of her body online to help other women.
She stated: “I thought that if I was curvy and sure, it would have a far-reaching influence on different ladies who were awe-inspiring and they would stop letting others’ feelings influence how they consider themselves.
“Rather than focusing on the number on the scale, concentrate on different things – like what your body has done for you, how it’s carried you through life, and all the physical things it’s done too.
This news is picked up from mirror.co.uk