Anybody who watches Walking Dead knows that Tara, played by Alanna Masterson, is definitely the wrong chick to mess with, and the actor embodied some of her character's fighter spirit this week in a take-no-crap Instagram post dedicated to internet trolls commenting on her body.
Having just had a baby last year, the new mom had apparently had enough of critiques of her weight following this week's Tara-centric episode, and delivered a verbal beatdown worthy of the Alexandria badass she is.
Posting a pic of her baby daughter, Masterson unleashed a scathing rebuke, saying "...Maybe you can't get it through your thick fu----- 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."
You tell em, Mama. See the full post below. (Warning: The post includes profanity.)
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. ❤️✌🏼️
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.