Yellowjackets’ Melanie Lynskey Has the Best Response to “Egregious” Body Shamers

Yellowjackets star Melanie Lynskey recently opened up about some of the criticism she's received from online users since the show's premiere in November. See her epic clapback below.

By Kisha Forde Jan 31, 2022 1:18 PMTags
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Melanie Lynskey has a message for her critics.
Over the weekend, the Yellowjackets star, 44, opened up about the "egregious" comments she's received since the popular Showtime series debuted in November.
Responding to a since-deleted tweet from author Ashley C. Ford about body shamers, Lynskey wrote, "The story of my life since Yellowjackets premiered. Most egregious are the 'I care about her health!!' people." The actress, who is mom to a 3-year-old daughter with husband Jason Ritter, added, "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."
Lynskey's latest clapback comes a few weeks after she opened up to Rolling Stone about an incident involving a member of her show's production crew making a critical comment to her during filming.
Of the Yellowjackets crew member, she recalled to the publication, "They were asking me, ‘What do you plan to do? I'm sure the producers will get you a trainer. They'd love to help you with this.'"

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In response, her co-stars Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, and Tawny Cypress came together and penned a letter to producers in support of Lynskey on her behalf.

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As Lynskey explained to the publication, she's making her message of body positivity transcend to her show's character as well.
"It was really important to me for [Shauna] to not ever comment on my body, to not have me putting a dress on and being like, ‘I wish I looked a bit better,'" she told Rolling Stone. "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."