McGowan wasn’t taking any guff on the social media site yesterday, when a couple of her followers wrote some disparaging comments on her account. The actress posted a close-up picture of herself smiling and wearing aviator glasses. The caption simply reads “Afghanistan.”
Trouble started when someone commented, “You look like Michael Jackson,” and Instagram user @Katrinabunny said, “#michaeljackson no more plastic surgery please!” to which McGowan replied, “@Katrinabunny coming from, ummm, you.” She followed up with her own comment on the picture which read, “Has anyone stopped to think that Michael Jackson used to be black, and tried to turn himself into a white, possibly Irish person with a cleft chin and tiny nose? I was born Irish. So f*** off losers.”
McGowan, who married artist Davey Detail last fall, wasn’t finished there. She then posted a side-by-side photo of a young Michael Jackson next to an older, surgically-enhanced Michael Jackson with the caption, “Exactly. You dumb f***s. Eat it.” That’s eat it, not beat it, in case you weren’t paying attention.
The animosity behind McGowan’s response could be due to the fact her plastic surgery is actually reconstructive in nature. She went under the knife in 2007 after a pretty bad car accident. While it’s understandable that the former Charmed star would be hurt by nasty comments about her appearance, it’s a little unclear why she seems to be attacking MJ.
McGowan is not the first celeb to fight back against social media bullies as of late. Selena Gomez took a stand against a follower earlier this week who commented that the singer should “burn in hell with cancer.” Gomez commented back while still taking the high road, saying, “The comment you left about cancer was absurd. How distasteful of a young woman. I have gone through the battle with fans and family members. You can dislike someone but to wish something that could happen to you or your family is uncalled for sweetheart.”
In April, model Chrissy Teigen went off on keyboard jockey fat-shamers in a Twitter rant. After some Instagram users made comments about Teigen gaining weight, she sent a series of tweets saying, “Honestly, f*** you all. Why do I even open up anything to you,” and, “I don’t know why I’m always surprised when you let me down. I gotta get used to this s***…It’s amazing to me that I’m told to get over the a**holes but the a**holes are never told to stop being pieces of s***.”