The Walking Dead’s Alanna Masterson has been body-shamed online, and she’s not here for it.
Masterson gave birth to her daughter just over a year ago, and says she’s been shamed online ever since. On Tuesday, she posted a message to her haters on Instagram alongside a photo of her now-1-year-old daughter.
“Dear Instagram trolls, body shamers, and the men and woman who think it’s ok to comment on my weight,” she wrote. “I hope that you don’t have children. And if you do, I hope you teach them about kindness and acceptance. I hope they learn that it isn’t ok to make fun of people or call people names. I hope one day YOU learn what it takes to be a parent. A kind, selfless parent. A working parent. A parent that puts themselves in someone else’s shoes.”
She continued, “Maybe you can’t get it through your thick fucking skull, but nursing a baby for a year (and pumping in a van between takes, in the dead of summer in Georgia) is a lot of work, determination, and scheduling. So before you decide to make a comment about my chest being ‘too large’ or how ‘fat’ I’ve become, just know that this little girl got the best start to life. I wouldn’t have changed it for a second. I would’ve gladly continued to eat enough calories to produce milk for her little bones to grow. Also, grow the fuck up. Your mother should be ashamed for raising such a judgmental bully. I’m sure she knows how ‘courageous’ you must be for trolling and hiding behind your Iphone and computers.”
She ended her note, “P.s. I would LOVE to see any man or woman give birth to a baby, nurse the baby, and then work 17 hour days and NAIL their own stunts. P.s.s. Be kind to each other. We need it now more than ever.”
Masterson’s followers were immediately behind her message, leaving their support in the comments.
“First . . your daughter! All the squeeees. She’s adorable. Second. You do you. And you doing you is amazing and beautiful,” one wrote. Another added, “Amen! I feel you girl, I breastfed 4 happy and healthy boys with being back to work within 6-8 weeks. It is tough but worth it for them. You go girl!”
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