Actress Amber Tamblyn Explains That Body Shaming — Even Referring To Donald Trump — Is Wrong

Why body shaming never works.

Over the course of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has said some awful things about the physical appearances of women. When the tables were turned recently and Trump's body became a target for public ridicule, actress Amber Tamblyn surprisingly came to his defense.

Last week, five naked life-size statues of the Republican presidential nominee appeared in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Seattle. Anarchist collective INDECLINE reportedly claimed responsibility for the statues, which they dubbed "The Emperor Has No Balls."

People immediately laughed and mocked the physical features from the nude Trump statues. Even the New York City parks department reportedly made a tongue-in-cheek joke about the statue's male genitalia.


On Sunday, Tamblyn spoke out against the statute. The 33-year-old film and television actress explained that while Trump is a controversial figure, even he doesn't deserve to be body shamed.

"Body shaming is never OK, even when it comes to Trump," Tambly wrote on Facebook. "These statues aren't art: They are a lazy, unoriginal concept, stolen mind you, from Ilma Gore's painting which already made this exact same point earlier this year. This is wholly unoriginal and uncreative."

Tamblyn also posted a more appropriate version of the Trump statue to Facebook.

Facebook users generally agreed with Tamblyn and her strong message.

"When people shame and humiliate others they dehumanize themselves not the person at whom their ugliness is directed," one Facebook user commented. "If he is a monster, he needs to be balanced by the rest of is not acting like monsters too."

Tamblyn's response to that comment?


(H/T: Huffington Post)


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