Social media is a great way of keeping in touch and up-to-date with friends and fans, but it also has its ugly side – something which popular YouTube vlogger Anna Saccone can certainly relate to.
Having recently spoken bravely about her heart-breaking miscarriage at 11 weeks, Anna has shared an update on how things have been going for her in the aftermath – and it has been far from pleasant.
In a new video, Anna revealed that she has been the victim of cruel trolling and body-shaming in recent weeks.
While she insists that she is a strong person who is totally comfortable with opening her life up to the world, it seems the cruelty of internet trolls became too much for her as she mourned the loss of her baby.
Admitting that her mental health was suffering in the wake of her tragic loss, Anna said: “What really didn’t help were the comments I was getting.”
The ‘hate comments’ came after Anna shared a six-week fitness video series.
“I haven’t even looked at comments on the videos for a long time, just because they were affecting me so badly. I just got the worst body-shaming comments, fat-shaming comments; comments saying I was obese – and I know it shouldn’t matter, but it does,” she explained.
It’s only natural that nasty comments and a ‘Save Obese Anna’ hashtag would get to the vlogger – especially at such a fragile time for the mum.
“It was cr*p timing. Bash me all you want when things are fine in my life, but when I’ve just lost a baby…like, I carried a child for 11 weeks, and miscarried – I literally gave birth but I had no baby…I felt empty inside. And then, to be attacked by all of these people…was just too much,” she added.
Anna’s video, in which she also opens up about her battle with an eating disorder, provides a bleak outlook on internet behaviour. You can watch the video in full, below.
We’re sending love to Anna and her family today.