One Walking Dead Star's Blunt Response To Body Shamers

Alanna Masterson in The Walking Dead
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Alanna Masterson isn't just killing zombies now --- she's also coming after trolls. The Walking Dead actress clapped back at Internet commenters who made rude remarks about her weight in recent episodes of the AMC hit series.

After noticing some viewers of her show making derogatory remarks about her weight gain online, Alanna Masterson fired back with a lengthy, impassioned Instagram post telling the body shamers to "grow the fuck up" and realize that she's put on weight recently because she gave birth and was still breastfeeding during production. Masterson gave birth to her daughter Marlowe Stowell at the end of last year. Check out Masterson's powerful response to the rude commenters below.

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.

Alanna Masterson plays the former cop-in-training Tara Chambler on The Walking Dead, a role that was introduced in the show's fourth season and quickly grew to become a fan favorite. Tara became a series regular the following season, and has become an even larger part of the series in its currently airing seventh season. While Tara is Masterson's breakout role, she actually comes from a pretty well-known family of TV actors. Her half brothers Christopher and Danny Masterson both starred in beloved teen sitcoms --- Malcolm in the Middle and That '70s Show, respectively --- and the siblings are also notable for their outspoken involvement in the controversial religion Scientology.

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Clearly, Alanna Masterson has no trouble at all standing up for herself and putting her haters back in their place. I think in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, there are a lot more pressing matters to worry about than a gaining a couple pounds...