YouTube kids' star Ms Rachel hits out at vile trolls after being told to 'lose weight and be prettier' to teach toddlers… as parents defend their 'digital co-parent' and 'angel on earth'

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YouTube sensation Ms Rachel has revealed the vile trolling she has faced over her weight and looks in a heartbreaking new video. 

The teacher and online star, real name Rachel Griffin Accurso, 40, took to Instagram to reveal that while she was concluding her second masters in education she was met with criticism over her weight and told to ‘try and be prettier to teach toddlers’. 

In an accompanying caption, she wrote: ‘Last week, Real comment I got… I have better qualifications to teach than being thin and pretty. And that’s not where my value is! #moms #toddlermom #mama #msrachel #beauty’.

Parents soon flooded the comments with reaction to the trolls, insisting they would ‘tolerate zero Ms Rachel slander’ as she was branded ‘an angel on earth’. 

Her latest video comes months after she urged followers to take care of their mental health after she was was forced to step back from her TikTok and YouTube channels amid cruelty from trolls and online haters. 

Shocking: YouTube sensation Ms Rachel has revealed the vile trolling she has faced over her weight and looks in a heartbreaking new video

Shocking: YouTube sensation Ms Rachel has revealed the vile trolling she has faced over her weight and looks in a heartbreaking new video

Hurtful: The teacher and online star, real name Rachel Griffin Accurso, 40, took to Instagram to reveal that while she was concluding her second masters in education she was met with criticism over her weight and told to 'try and be prettier to teach toddlers'

Hurtful: The teacher and online star, real name Rachel Griffin Accurso, 40, took to Instagram to reveal that while she was concluding her second masters in education she was met with criticism over her weight and told to ‘try and be prettier to teach toddlers’

Reaching out: Parents soon flooded the comments with reaction to the trolls, insisting they would 'tolerate zero Ms Rachel slander' as she was branded 'an angel on earth'

Reaching out: Parents soon flooded the comments with reaction to the trolls, insisting they would ‘tolerate zero Ms Rachel slander’ as she was branded ‘an angel on earth’

Sweet: Parents soon came out in force to defend the star, writing: 'We tolerate zero Ms Rachel slander. You¿re an angel on earth!'

Sweet: Parents soon came out in force to defend the star, writing: ‘We tolerate zero Ms Rachel slander. You’re an angel on earth!’

An honour: The star shares both content for adults and children

An honour: The star shares both content for adults and children 

In her post, she was seen typing with writing reading: ‘Finishing my second masters in education and someone comments I’ve gained weight and should lose weight and try to be prettier if I’m going to have a show teaching toddlers.’

Parents soon came out in force to defend the star, writing: ‘We tolerate zero Ms Rachel slander. You’re an angel on earth!… 

‘Your body is nobody’s business. Thank you for teaching kids what REALLY matters – kindness, empathy, helping others, being a good human. And just know…it’s THEIR own insecurities they’re projecting on you, nothing to do with you… 

‘Don’t play with Auntie Rachel. We gon STEP! Matter of fact, hop little bunnies hop hop hop!… Ladies, we ride at dawn!!!… Nobody speaks to my digital coparent like that!… People suck. You’re now a core memory for a generation of children, you win.’

Back in May, in announcing her break from social media, Ms Rachel, who has raked in $10m from the education channel, sang: ‘I’m taking a break for my mental health’. 

Alongside the heartbreaking video meanwhile, she added a caption reading: ‘Hurtful videos and comments, no matter how much attention they get, will not bring you want you want. Only love can do that.’

When she later returned to TikTok, she shared a slew of videos about mental health, including a clip captioned: ‘Make sure to take care of your mental health’, in which she spoke of her anxiety and OCD battles. 

In the video, she speaks about using an OCD therapist, who has taught her to tackle her overthinking – something she aims to tackle with her followers.

Her love: Joined by her husband, Broadway composer and director Aron Accurso (pictured), and a host of others, Ms Rachel's channel was started in 2019 to help her two-year-old son's speech delay and has since enjoyed roaring success around the world

Her love: Joined by her husband, Broadway composer and director Aron Accurso (pictured), and a host of others, Ms Rachel’s channel was started in 2019 to help her two-year-old son’s speech delay and has since enjoyed roaring success around the world

She's back! Back in May, in announcing her break from social media, Ms Rachel, who has raked in $10m from the education channel, sang: 'I'm taking a break for my mental health'

She’s back! Back in May, in announcing her break from social media, Ms Rachel, who has raked in $10m from the education channel, sang: ‘I’m taking a break for my mental health’

Open and honest: Ms. Rachel, who holds a masters in music education and a second masters in early childhood education, has since returned to social media having revealed she 'set boundaries' with her channels following the trolls' behaviour

Open and honest: Ms. Rachel, who holds a masters in music education and a second masters in early childhood education, has since returned to social media having revealed she ‘set boundaries’ with her channels following the trolls’ behaviour

Ms. Rachel, who holds a masters in music education and a second masters in early childhood education, has since returned to social media having revealed she ‘set boundaries’ with her channels following the trolls’ behaviour. 

She has spoken about her mental health struggles and revealed she has OCD and suffers from anxiety – which she details in candid videos under the branch Ms Rachel For Grown Ups, while her typical videos are Ms Rachel For Littles.  

Joined by her husband, Broadway composer and director Aron Accurso, and a host of others, Ms Rachel’s channel was started in 2019 to help her two-year-old son’s speech delay and has since enjoyed roaring success around the world. 

Her YouTube bio reads: ‘Our educational videos for kids are informed by research and are full of learning standards that will help preschoolers thrive!…

‘Along with baby videos and toddlers videos, we have preschool videos for children. We also have music classes and teach sign language.’

Ms Rachel and her husband wrote an adult musical about mental health. She previously said: ‘I’ve been a mental health advocate for a while…

‘I’ve always been very open about it — growing up, I thought I was damaged and there was something wrong with me. But I want people to know that’s not true, that mental health conditions are not your fault and they’re not a character flaw.’ 

Speaking to People earlier this year, she said: ‘Self-care is important. I do a lot of self-help work on not letting a small amount of people and their words have power — love is more powerful…

‘Helping kids inspires me to do the work and get up every day, but you do encounter some things that are more negative.’

Speaking out: She has revealed that she battles OCD and anxiety

Speaking out: She has revealed that she battles OCD and anxiety 

Back again: Ms Rachel and her husband wrote an adult musical about mental health. She previously said: 'I've been a mental health advocate for a while'

Back again: Ms Rachel and her husband wrote an adult musical about mental health. She previously said: ‘I’ve been a mental health advocate for a while’




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