'Walking Dead' Star Alanna Masterson Drops the Mic on Post-Baby Body Shamers

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 6
Gene Page/AMC

The Walking Dead is one of those shows that leaves people talking weeks after an episode airs. Whether you're so over Negan and his crew of "Saviors" or are hoping the red-headed enchantress from Game of Thrones can somehow resurrect Glenn, folks are commenting about what happens on this post-apocalyptic show. Sadly, we must now add body-shaming into that mix as actress and new mom Alanna Masterson received hurtful comments about her character's body when she starred as the protagonist in the November 27 episode, "Swear."

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Even if you aren't a superfan of Alanna's character, Tara Chambler, or question why an entire episode centered around a secondary character, or are dying to know just what the hell is in store for our beloved Daryl Dixon, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever for anyone to make fun Alanna -- that includes talk about her weight, her chest being "large," and how "funny" it is that she's out of breath whenever she runs.

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Thankfully, Alanna had no problem taking to Instagram where she clapped back at trolls and shamers in the best way. Posting a pic of her now 1-year-old daughter Marlowe, Masterson kindly reminded us all to think twice about the words we spew -- especially to this mom who not only did all her own stunts in this Walking Dead episode (Alanna reportedly filmed this season shortly after giving birth), but also spent whatever time between takes during her 17-hour day pumping for her baby girl.

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¸ï¿½â��ð��¼ï¸ï¿½

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"Dear Instagram trolls, body-shamers, and the men and wom[en] 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," Alanna wrote.

The mom continued:

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*cking 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.

.... Also, grow the f*ck 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.

Hells yeah, Alanna!

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When I watched this episode, two things crossed my mind: Tara has no idea Glenn and Abraham are dead -- let alone her love, Denise Cloyd (*tear*). And I wondered how many FitBit steps she got with all of the walking and running around she did and how I need to step up my game.

Tara might not be as popular as Rick or Michonne on the show, but she handled her business in "Swear" and proved badasses might look meek and timid (as she is often portrayed on the show), but will put you down if and when necessary. (Don't mess with her.)

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler, Briana Venskus as Beatrice, Nicole Barre as Kathy - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 6
Gene Page/AMC

It's such a shame that Alanna's performance has been overshadowed by complete nonsense.

... But I'm so happy she wasn't afraid to speak up for herself.

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As a fellow mommy in the parenting game, I have to say, Alanna, that you amaze me and empower me to kick ass -- even if I'm not fighting for my life against walkers or a rival set. It never dawned on me that you filmed the episode (and this season) after you gave birth to your daughter which speaks volumes about the strength you have to make it look so effortless. (I know it wasn't, but you made it look at way. *Wink*)

You totally rocked the episode and looked great doing it!

Thank you for your words that will help others drown out the haters and hopefully make them think twice about shaming anyone because of how they look. 

And should they still feel the need, I know you'll keep on smiling as you take your checks to the bank.

Boo-yah!

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