I watch Sunday night’s The Walking Dead over the weekend every week, and then I write a quick reaction post that goes up immediately after the episode airs and another longer recap for the next morning. After the episode airs, however, I look around the Internet and make sure I haven’t missed anything. This week, what I saw on social media both during and after (a painfully dull) episode had very little to do with The Walking Dead and a whole lot to do with the body of Alanna Masterson, who plays Tara and recently gave birth.
Them titties on Tara tho #TheWalkingDead— Superdave Houdini (@SuperDaveWho) November 28, 2016
How does Tara stay so fat in the zombie apocalypse?#TheWalkingDead— Free Kanye (@_peakyblinder_) November 28, 2016
Tara was fat as hell ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ #TheWalkingDead— Cali ðŸ”µ 22 (@LockTkoUp) November 28, 2016
There was a lot of that. It was even more unpleasant than the episode itself. Sadly, Masterson also caught wind of those comments on Instagram, but she appropriately fired back.
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. 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. 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. 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. â¤ï¸âœŒðŸ¼ï¸
That is a kinder way than necessary to tell those trolls to go fuck themselves.
Masterson, by the way, is the sister of Danny (That 70’s Show) and Christopher (Malcolm in the Middle) Masterson.