Nick Viall Responds To Body-Shamers On IG - Admits That He Was 'Bothered' By The Criticism
It seems like every celebrity has to deal with a certain amount of social media backlash, and Nick Viall is one of them. The Bachelor alum recently took to his IG to respond to an onslaught of mean comments regarding his body.
The 39-year-old shared a shirtless photo of himself with his 1.1 million IG followers, earlier this week, and many fans in the comment section told him that he looked emaciated and sick. The comments ranged from positive encouragement to outright negativity.
On Tuesday, the reality star posted a bare-chested photo in which he included a long caption about how words make people feel. Viall said on his IG account that he's not the type of person to "feel self-conscious" about the way he looks.
Summing up what Viall had to say, The Bachelor alum said that he chose to share a picture of himself where he looked particularly lean. Over the years, the reality star explained, he never felt overly self-conscious about his body, and actually felt good about himself.
However, the mean comments from yesterday actually left him wondering about himself. The reality star went on to say that if their comments could impact him negatively, then it must get to others even worse.
Viall urged his 1.1 million followers to choose their words carefully. One commenter, in particular, urged Nick to head out to a restaurant and eat a steak or a hamburger.
While many people didn't like the way that he looked, Nick appeared to get the last laugh, because he said later that he still feels as though he looks "fantastic naked."
As fans of Nick know, he appeared on The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise in 2016, before going on to becoming The Bachelor in the following year. He and Vanessa Grimaldi later split in 2017 following her win.
Earlier this year, Nick also shared his thoughts on the Hannah Brown controversy in which she sang a lyric which included the "N-word." As it was previously reported, Hannah was excoriated online after she sang along to one of her favorite songs that included the N-word.