They included hurtful body-shaming comments, with Tallulah saying she felt it was “important” for people to know that “this happens”.
“I think it’s important to share this, that this happens, that this happens to a healing person in recovery, who has been honest about how very sick she was/is and is working daily to find safety and home within her skin,” she penned in the accompanying caption.
“I’m very thankful I’ve gotten to a place where I don’t become dismantled by strangers words (for the most part).”
She signed off with: “I love you and I like you – myself, buuskis included!”
Among those rushing to share their support for the actress in the comments was Demi Moore, who wrote: “I am so proud of you! People often can only reflect their own fear. Be you in all your forms and keep shining your gorgeous glorious light!”
Sister Scout, 31, also weighed in, saying: “I am so proud of you, and proud of the hard work you put in every day, and luckily for you, me and everyone who loves you, this person is but a mere footnote in your story.
“Unfortunately for them, they have to be themselves forever, and I wish them literally one IOTA of the grace, growth and self love you show every single day.”
Meanwhile, stepmother Emma Hemming Willis replied: “I’m so sorry Tallulah. You’ve summoned the mama bears on here who would like to know who this person is.”
Tallulah has previously spoken openly about her struggles with an eating disorder, body dysmorphia and addiction.
In May 2021, she also shared how she “resented” being told that she looked more like her dad than her screen beauty mum when growing up.
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