Body Shaming and being criticized about one’s health is something that celebrities have to endure in their careers. It is quite disappointing that the only things the world is obsessed about are being skinny and looking amazing. This whole attitude towards those who don’t fit into the category of ‘skinny’ is the reason behind so many breakdowns and depressing thoughts.
This same situation happened with Yellowjackets star Melanie Lynskey who was trolled on the Internet regarding her body weight.
Melanie Lynskey is a New Zealand actress known for playing quirky, soft-spoken but headstrong characters in her almost independent films. The actress gained recognition and received critical acclaim along with a nomination for the Gotham Award for Breakthrough Performer for her starring role as a depressed divorcee in Hello I Must Be Going (2012).
Recently the actress took a step to stop the body shamers from commenting on someone’s personal life and health. She talked about how people pretend to be someone who is actually concerned for her but eventually reveals themselves to have the same stereotypical thinking about being skinny.
The Don’t Look Up famed actress presented her point and answered the tweet by commenting, “The story of my life since Yellowjackets premiered. Most egregious are the “I care about her health!!” people…bitch you don’t see me on my Peloton! You don’t see me running through the park with my child. Skinny does not always equal healthy”
The actress is known for having a strong point of view when it comes to trolling and has previously talked about her experience on the set of “Yellowjackets” where she had to go through the same situation when someone from the crew commented, ‘‘What do you plan to do? I’m sure the producers will get you a trainer. They’d love to help you with this.”
She shared her thoughts and defended her character and concluded, “I did find it important that this character is just comfortable and sexual and not thinking or talking about it because I want women to be able to watch it and be like, ‘Wow, she looks like me and nobody’s saying she’s the fat one.’ That representation is important.”
Melanie’s fans were quite happy and proud of the actress for standing up to the haters as there are a large number of people who suffer from a similar situation. We are glad to see her standing up for herself as well as others.