Bobby Bones is going to bat for his wife Caitlin after internet trolls criticized her weight on social media.
The TV personality and host of the nationally syndicated The Bobby Bones Show penned a message to his Instagram followers on Monday (April 25), asking them to “chill” when it comes to his wife.
Bones’ message was shared alongside a screenshot of a message Caitlin received from an Instagram user that reads: “Anorexia look it up! It’s sad he’s the enable [you’re] the victim…blah blah blah go to therapy. You might learn a thing or two. Everyone knows. I’m just saying it out loud. [Your] 509 calorie diet is a horrible way to die. Just saying because I’ve been there. Tough love cause he ain’t gonna say a thing to a pretty stringy blonde on his shoulder.”
“She gets many many of these a day,” Bones revealed. “Here’s this one. Someone wrote a comment about her looking like she was dying bc of anorexia.”
Bones went on to share his thoughts on the situation, telling his followers, “You just shouldn’t comment on peoples bodies.”
He also urged users to “stop throwing out eating disorders at folks over the internet. If they are struggling, it’s not helpful and it’s very hurtful to say things like ‘anorexia, look it up.’ Even if they aren’t struggling with an eating disorder, it’s hurtful. And that’s a bad human thing to do.”
He explained that the online hate Caitlin receives is part of the reason why she doesn’t use social media too often.
“My wife is naturally thin. And by the way, she’s ripped with muscles and is twice the athlete I am,” he wrote. “She isn’t battling an eating disorder. It’s simply her genetics. Runs in her family. But that being said, you never know who is. And it’s just a terrible thing to say and a terrible way to act.”
He acknowledged that some may tell them to take their photos off the internet but cautioned, “That’s like telling someone that was robbed, “well you shouldn’t have been standing at the ATM.”
The former Dancing with the Stars champ closed his post with a final thought about his wife.
“She doesn’t want to be famous. She didn’t ask for the blue check mark,” he declared. “She just wants to be a normal person who doesn’t get ripped for existing. And no, it doesn’t come with the territory.”
Bones’ post garnered support from several country artists, including Danielle Bradbery, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild, Jason Aldean, and more, who shared their resentment toward internet bullying.
Caitlin was by Bobby’s side over the weekend when his band, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, had the opportunity to open for Garth Brooks in Bones’ home state of Arkansas. The concert took place at Razorbacks Stadium in Fayetteville and featured an opening set from The Raging Idiots.
After the show, Bones penned a touching message to Caitlin for being there to support him.
“This is what love and support looks like. Standing on the side of the stage cheering me on, waiting for me to walk out of the tunnel right when we finished, and wearing very red cowboy boots just for the occasion. And that’s just a few, of the very very many. Im very lucky to have you @mrscaitlinestell,” he sweetly shared.
Bobby and Caitlin tied the knot on July 17, 2021 at their Nashville-area home. They said “I do” during an intimate ceremony that was attended by artists such as Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, and Chuck Wicks, as well as Dan + Shay, Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, and Brooks & Dunn’s Ronnie Dunn, who each performed during the reception.
On top of his Bobby Bones Show hosting duties, Bones recently announced a special two-night run at Nashville’s CMA Theater. Dubbed BOBBY BONES: NO BAD WORDS – COMEDICALLY INSPIRATIONAL – NASHVILLE ONLY – WORLD TOUR, the shows will take place on June 17 and 19 and will feature Tiera Kennedy and Lexie Hayden as support.
Tickets for the stand-up comedy shows go on sale on Friday, April 29 at 10 am CT.