The Last of Us actress Melanie Lynskey has hit back at America’s Next Top Model winner Adrianne Curry for her rude body-shaming remark.
The 45-year-old star slammed the season one winner who shared a now-deleted post about her.
Curry reportedly criticized Lynskey’s body and claimed that her shape did not fit the role in the post-apocalyptic show.
“Her body says life of luxury…not post apocalyptic warlord. Where is linda Hamilton when you need her?” Curry wrote on Twitter, suggesting that only people of a specific size would be suitable for the drama series.
But Lynskey didn’t want to stay quiet and hit back with a screenshot of Currey’s now-deleted post.
The Candy actress wrote: “Firstly- this is a photo from my cover shoot for InStyle magazine, not a still from HBO’s The Last Of Us.
“And I’m playing a person who meticulously planned & executed an overthrow of FEDRA. I am supposed to be SMART, ma’am. I don’t need to be muscly. That’s what henchmen are for.”
Fans on Twitter praised the star for defending herself, with one person writing: “You are a GORGEOUS QUEEN in this dress (and in your sweats) and you absolutely killed it in The Last of Us (as per usual) BRILLIANT casting choice @TheLastofUsTV.”
Another said: “You look incredible, thriving, healthy and gorgeous, and as for this other person,” then adding a GIF of Mariah Carey saying, ‘I don’t know her.’
A third added: “Having to defend your body as a woman in a patriarchal society + as an actress occupying a role, is bloody exhausting and demeaning. ++ I can’t tell you how much harder it is to have to defend it to another woman. Ladies, please check your internalized misogyny. -It’s a thing.”
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