The blogger mum of a baby influencer who flew on a dream trip to the US after making a million has told how cruel trolls have attacked their daughter calling her ‘fat’.
She said the attacks on Little Lua Di Felice, just seven months old, are so horrid that her husband has been reduced to tears after the little girl followed her blogger mum Viih Tube, 23, in going online.
Baby Lua has so far amassed more than 2.5 million Instagram followers and has scooped up lucrative sponsorship deals. She uses the Instagram ‘pequenalua’, or Little Moon, and has already worked for major brands like Natura, Pampers and Beep Saude.
Mum Viih, who has more than 31 million Insta followers, reckon Lua has already earned BRL 1,000,000 from her posts (GBP 162,700), which she manages.
But Viih and Lua’s father Eliezer have told how outraged they are after online comments about Lua on social media. Viih said: “One comment that really stuck with me was: ‘You already have BRL one million in your account, you can have several bariatric treatments when you grow up.'”
Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric or metabolic surgery, is sometimes used as a treatment for people who are very obese.
Viih told local media: “People are not making these remarks because they are worried about the health of Lua. They want to be cruel and attack us.”
She said: “From ‘full figured’ the comments went to ‘fat’, then to ‘obese’ and then ‘sick’. “
She added: “One even said she would ‘explode’.
“We had this conversation. I exposed my pregnancy a lot, and I don’t regret it at all because I helped countless mothers. When Lua was born, we managed not to talk about the birth for a week.
“But I don’t regret it when we did. I don’t think the decision to choose to show our family was to blame for the attacks”
Viih said Eliezer is affected by the comments too and added: On the pillow, he [Eliezer] just cries. And he really cries, losing his breath, because he feels like he has no power to do anything against it.
“That’s what affects me, not being able to protect my family.”
The parents’ lawyer, Pedro Mansur, said that the people involved will have to respond over charges of slander, defamation and insult, adding: “The internet is not the wild west with no laws.
“It is necessary to hold each individual responsible for the acts committed. A single comment attacks many people, and we will not tolerate it.”
Previously, a snap showed little Lua sitting on the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the name of Lua di Felice on it.
However, it was revealed by local media that this was provided by her parents, who paid about USD 25 (GBP 20) in order to add Lua’s name only for a 15-minute experience among the stars.
Lua also visited Disneyland and Instagram snaps showed her dressed as Stitch from Disney’s hit Lilo & Stitch movie with Sleeping Beauty’s castle in the background.
Viih said: “Making a dream come true, bringing our princess to Disney for the first time!
“Thank you, my God, for being able to live this!”
In another post, she said: “Experiencing all this with my family has been a dream come true, may I never get used to it, may I never lose my charm, may I never stop being grateful.”
In-flight photos show Lua, Viih and her husband Eliezer sitting in their luxury club class flight daybeds.
Social media users were quick to comment. One said: “She’s been travelling since she was six months and I’ve never even left Brazil.”
And another one joked: “I want to be a rich six-month-old baby.”
Previously, Viih took to Instagram to tell followers how she keeps her daughter’s earnings separate.
She said: “I told you that all the money that Lua gets for participating in advertising with me goes to her account.
“A lot of people said, ‘Wow, really?’ And so, I know that not all parents do this, but it is the right thing to do.”
Viih told how she sticks to the strict letter of the law governing children’s earnings.
She said: “By law, for a baby to participate in advertising, you have to get a permit, there’s a whole process, and within that process, you have to put the money in the child’s account. That’s correct.”