Former America's Next Top Model winner, Eva Marcille is requesting that her fans remember to "be kind" and "Remember Chadwick" after sharing pictures.
On Wednesday (Aug 23), the model and actress posted a picture of herself on her Instagram page. Rocking a messy bun, a black bow halter top and white pants with black panelling down the sides, Marcille posed for the camera at The Beverly Hilton. Unfortunately, commenters felt the need to critique her physique in the snaps, causing the former reality star to turn off the comment section on the post.
One fan commented, "Please remember Chadwick, and watch what you say. Showing love is easier than spewing negativity." Marcille co-signed the message by commenting with a heart emoji.
She later made another post seemingly addressing the rude commenters. The post was a picture of a quote: "My mom once said, 'Everyone in your life will have a last day with you and you don't know when it will be.'" She captioned it, "be kind."
Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman died in 2020, after a four year battle with colon cancer. During his battle, the late actor continued to star in several blockbuster films. He chose to fight his battle privately. Many fans, unaware of his diagnoses, made disparaging comments regarding his appearance until his unexpected death.
After Marcille's post gained more attention on social media, fans began to empathize with the model.
"People will never learn, they currently doing it to Tami Roman, Erica Mena and etc… Stop commenting on people’s weight/body type," one commenter wrote.
Another added, “Please leave people alone. Most are fighting battles seen and unseen that no one knows about."
Another Instagram user shared that public figures will receive disparaging comments regardless of their appearance. “When you lose weight people say you’re sick, when you gain weight they tell you that you’ve been getting fat.”