As if divorcing Chris Pratt didn’t suck enough, Anna Faris is now facing a new trial in life after she shared a seemingly innocuous picture.
Faris, of all people, was targeted by body-shamers who flooded her social media with negative comments.
The trolling was so severe that she deleted the photo almost instantly.
“Having pre-show jitters,” Anna Faris confessed on social media after sharing the now-deleted photo you’re about to see.
“So glad Michael Sherman captured it,” she wrote with a hint of sarcasm.
Sherman is her Unqualified podcast assistant.
“Also,” Faris added. “I eventually decided to put on pants.”
It’s understandable that she would put it off — who wears pants unless they absolutely have to?
Unfortunately, it was not her lack of leg-prisons … sorry, her lack of pants … that grasped the attention of followers.
It was her legs and especially her thighs which, mostly visible, revealed that she has very slender legs and a significant thigh gap.
“You look so unhealthy,” one troll wrote, before instructing her: “Eat.”
Unfortunately, that was not the only comment — just an example.
She was bombarded by an onslaught of body-shaming from hateful trolls.
TMZ reports that Faris ended up deleting the photo after only 15 minutes.
That is heartbreaking.
Some celebrities merely choose to deactivate comments if the hateful vitriol becomes too much.
These days, celebrities are more accessible than ever before, and people who want to feel a sense of control will lash out at them to deliberately hurt their feelings.
It looks like it worked, this time. Anna Faris does not deserve this.
Faris may have been backstage for her appearance on The Talk on Tuesday.
“Here’s the thing,” Faris confessed. “I feel really guilty that I wasn’t more anxious” about sending her son, Jack, to kindergarten.
“Because it feels like all the other parents were very anxious,” she explains.
“And the kindergarten teachers are like, ‘Ah, is everything going to be OK?'” when speaking to the nervous parents.
“And I felt like…can’t we just drop him off?” she says.
“Chris and I walked him there and we were trying to not transfer any, you know, hint of anxiety,” Faris shares.
She and her now-ex husband did the right thing, though Faris notes: “not that I was having it.”
Jack followed their lead, she says: “He just ran in and he was like, ‘Bye guys!'”
“But it was that funny mom guilt feeling,” she explains.
This was a sensation “of like, I feel like this should emotionally tug at me more than it is.”
It sounds like they did a good job of instilling confidence in Jack.
We just hope that Faris isn’t reeling from the hateful backlash.
Social media can be an amazing tool to keep friends connected and to make new friends. People can exchange art and ideas.
Unfortunately, the worst people on the planet are also on social media, and they would like nothing more than to ruin someone’s day.
Anna Faris’ legs can be as thick or thin as she likes, and that is none of our business. Period.