‘The Walking Dead’ Star Alanna Masterson Fires Back at Internet Trolls and Body Shamers


After a very Tara-centered “Swear” episode premiered, actress Alanna Masterson received several body-shaming contents online. The trolls commented on her weight and made other derogatory observations about her appearance on the show while her character ran through the woods or lay on the beach in the episode.

The 28-year-old The Walking Dead actress recently gave birth to her first child with boyfriend, Brick Stowell. The baby was delivered in November of 2015, and she went right back to work only a short time later (recently aired episodes were filmed some time ago).

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC
The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Masterson Fires Back

Masterson posted a picture of her daughter Marlowe on her @lucytwobows account, along with the following message.

“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 f—ing 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 f—k 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 | Photo Credit AMC
The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Support from Fans

Many of Masteron’s fans responded with support, such as, “You are always beautiful!” and “Don’t mind them girl!”

People made similar comments while she was pregnant, but after this rebuttal, over 3,000 comments positive followed. Sounds like Masterson can take care of herself and her baby girl.

What do you think about people who troll and trample people with their words?