Mandy Moore is one of TV's favorite people right now. You can't simply be the mom on This Is Us without the whole country falling in love with you and wanting you to be their mom as well. But a very not cool thing happened to Moore on Instagram recently. She recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and posted an Instagram slideshow of her time on the late-night show. Some people on Instagram felt the need to comment on her body, and Mandy Moore's response to body-shamers was perfect.
People in the comments section were saying things like, "Don't lose anymore weight," "You don't even look like Mandy Moore anymore #stopbeingplastic #usedtobehot," "You need to eat a biscuit. Or ten," and "Photoshop much?" These trolls were all criticizing Moore's body, saying she's too thin and must be photoshopping her pictures in order to look that way. Moore's original caption on her Instagram from Oct. 11 said,
Love any time I get to hang with the sweetest @jimmyfallon on @fallontonight. Watch us at 11:35 on @nbc!!
But after receiving the unwarranted comments on her body, she added more to her caption, saying,
And ps: I am 5’10 and a size 6. I have NEVER photoshopped pictures. That’s not what I’m about. If you’re going to be rude about people’s bodies, go elsewhere.
Her response was simple and true. There's no space for body-shaming any kind of body type. Ever. Stop doing it. It doesn't matter what kind of body type a person has — your opinion on it is not welcome because it's not on you to police women's bodies. They can do whatever they want with them, dress in whatever fashion they choose, and no one else can tell them otherwise because it's their body. Got it? Great.
Moore opened up about the trolls in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan.
She said she's never photoshopped her pictures and doesn't tolerate people commenting on other people's bodies, especially not on her accounts. She said,
I guess I shouldn’t have said anything, but I didn’t Photoshop! I’m not some teeny tiny person and I don’t pride myself. Look, I like to take care of myself and I try to eat healthy and I work out, but I’m a tall girl with a real body. I don’t know, I’ve never been accused of that before. I felt like I had to jump in and say something because we don’t need to be talking about people’s bodies. Not on my Instagram, at least. If that’s the conversation that needs to be had elsewhere, go for it. Maybe it’s best not to [comment] but my fans were hurt and I also just wanted to be truthful.
Moore also talked about how playing Rebecca Pearson on This Is Us has changed her relationships with the women in her life, especially her own mother. She said,
It’s made me appreciate my mom all the more. And the other mothers in my orbit, in my life, friends of mine. I don’t know how people do it. It’s the ultimate sacrifice in every regard. I definitely see echoes of my relationship with my mom and Rebecca and Kate’s relationship. Chrissy [Metz] and I were just talking about this yesterday. It’s funny how people can take different sides of that particular argument or disagreement. I can see both sides, too. As a daughter, I recognize that I treat my mom like that sometimes, I feel terrible. But I can also understand her side of it. She did nothing wrong! It’s like, no one’s right and no one’s wrong. I love that, even though it’s a television show, there’s no resolution at the end of that second episode ["A Manny-Splendored Thing"] because that’s an ongoing relationship.
So to sum this all up: Stop policing women's bodies. Have a great day!