Alanna Masterson, who plays Tara on The Walking Dead, welcomed a daughter, Marlowe, late last year. And though the new mom was quick to get back to work on the Walking Dead set, it wasn’t long into season 7 before internet trolls and commenters took to social media to criticize and mock Masterson for her appearance.
On Tuesday, the actress took a stand against her cyberbullies with an inspiring, badass Instagram post condemning her tormentors and spreading some kind words of wisdom.
“Dear Instagram trolls, body shamers, and the men and women who think it’s ok to comment on my weight: I hope you don’t have children,” she wrote alongside a photo of her baby daughter. “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.”
She even called out the childish behavior, telling the trolls to “grow the f— up. Your mother should be ashamed for raising such a judgmental bully.”
Further, she defended her post-baby body, and explained that nursing a baby for a year while pumping breast milk in between takes is a difficult job, but worth it for the benefits it gave her daughter.
“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,” Masterson wrote.
Read the note in its entirety below.
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