'The Walking Dead' Actor Josh McDermitt Fights Back Against Fat-Shaming Bullies
After the recent Walking Dead episode in which Alanna Masterson took the spotlight, following a recent pregnancy, she received plenty of ill-conceived comments on social media regarding her appearance.
While the actress had her own say at the time, in a beautifully stated piece, Josh McDermitt seems ready to defend his cast-mate as well, having come to her defense during a recent interview.
“She just had a kid. That’s why she hasn’t been in the first six episodes because she was recovering from pregnancy and then people are talking trash about her appearance, and it’s like, screw you.
“I’m going to bully you into stop bullying. That’s what I feel like we need to do. I don’t know how this is gonna work, but we have to stop bullying each other and calling people out for their appearance.
“People need to chill the F out with the crap that they’re putting on the internet. It’s very disturbing because we are people, everyone. And I’m not talking about actors. I’m talking about anyone on the internet. I mean, I just read something on CNN the other day where a teenage girl committed suicide who was cyber bullied. This is bullshit. This should never happen.”
It's an important topic. While there is good that come come from internet forums and discussions, there are just as many people willing to be harmful because they're locked behind a computer screen with no consequences to come of their actions.