Wolfgang Van Halen Reacts To The Backlash His Mother Valerie Bertinelli Faces

Former Van Halen bassist and current Mammoth WVH founder Wolfgang Van Halen shared a post on his official Twitter page supporting her mother Valerie Bertinelli after she received major backlash from a fan for criticizing body-shaming despite promoting products that support the diet industry.

For those of you who may not know, Valerie Bertinelli recently shared a post on her official Instagram page revealing a video in which she expressed how comments that suggesting her to lose weight is affecting her. Explaining how body-shaming women over their appearances doesn’t help, Bertinelli stressed the importance of keeping hurtful comments to themselves.

In her IG post, Valerie Bertinelli captioned:


Aren’t we tired of body-shaming women yet?! smh.
I was going to delete my stories because it’s a little embarrassing and scary to be so vulnerable. But then I realized it was hitting a ‘good’ nerve with so many of you who were so sweet to dm and share your same vulnerability and struggles.

We all could use a little more kindness and patience and grace because we just never know what someone else is going through.
So here it is. Not deleting. Owning it.”

After seeing the post, a fan shared a tweet criticizing Bertinelli’s video by stating that she has been promoting the diet industry with products such as weight loss shakes, therefore, she doesn’t have the right to play the victim. Furthermore, that fan claimed Bertinelli is one of the people who help to create the body-shaming over women.

That ‘fan’ tweeted:

“Sorry, Valerie Bertinelli – you spent decades telling the rest of us to get thin, shilled weight loss shakes, potions & snake oil & now wanna be a body-shaming warrior? You don’t get to be a victim when you helped create the problem. Grow up if you can’t take the heat.”

In order to defend herself as well as proving her point, Wolfgang Van Halen’s mother shared another post on Twitter stating that she’s not claiming to be a victim. In addition to this, she revealed her purpose for sharing that video, and apparently, it was an outlet for her emotions which was also a way of preventing her from stress eating once again.

Thinking that tweet didn’t do enough justice for her case, Valerie Bertinelli shared one more post admitting that she has been supporting the dies industry throughout her whole life. Moreover, Bertinelli stated that he became a part of the problem she has been criticizing, however, she also acknowledged the fact that it’s the karma of her actions that got her in the position she is today.

In the Twitter post, Bertinelli stated:

“Somehow I don’t think you’re really sorry, but, let me respond anyway. I’m not a victim. I can take the heat. I made the video so I could get my feelings out instead of squashing them down and eating them, which is what I usually do.”

She added:

“Yes, I spent 6 years ‘shilling’ for Jenny Craig. (your math’s a little off) I have been buying into the diet industry my whole life and then I became part of the problem, so here I am today receiving the karma of my actions.”

After seeing that her mother is being bashed despite sharing her emotions to her fans with a genuine attitude, Wolfgang went on to share a post on his official Twitter page. Previously stated in the comments section of her mother’s IG post, Wolf responded to that fan who called her mother a part of the problem by using a meme in which a microphone was being held to trash, implying that the fan’s statement is nothing but nonsense.

In the comments section of Valeria Bertinelli’s post, Wolfgang shared:

“You’re perfect the way you are, Ma. I love you. (also for no particular reason, what was that fucker’s @ so I can harass them with memes?)”

You can see the Twitter posts below.