Alanna Masterson is addressing people who have criticized her post-baby body—and she’s not holding back.
It’s pretty much a given that when you have a baby, your body isn’t automatically going to look the same as it did before. And it’s also a given that commenting on someone else’s weight isn’t cool under any circumstances. Unfortunately, it still happens.
Now, Walking Dead star Alanna Masterson is addressing people who have criticized her post-baby body—and she’s not holding back. In a new Instagram post that’s gone viral, Alanna notes that people said she looked overweight in a recent episode of her hit show filmed right after her daughter was born.
“Dear Instagram trolls, body shamers, and the men and woman who think it's OK to comment on my weight: I hope that you don't have children,” she writes under a picture of a her adorable 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. 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.”
Alanna points out that it’s pretty hard work nursing a baby for a year—and pumping between takes while filming—in the dead of summer in Georgia, where Walking Dead is filmed, and it takes “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,” she wrote. “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.”
And, she has a solid recommendation for all those shamers out there: “Grow the f*ck up.” “Your mother should be ashamed for raising such a judgmental bully,” she said. “I'm sure she knows how ‘courageous’ you must be for trolling and hiding behind your iPhone and computers.”
And then she ended on this 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.” #Micdrop.