'Prison Break' Star Wentworth Miller Slams Fat Shaming Meme
Miller said when the photo was taken, he was "semi-retired" and "suicidal."
Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller has taken to Facebook to slam a meme that fat shamed him.
Miller wrote the heavier image of him came from 2010, which was taken a dark point in his life.
“In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/comfort/distraction. And I turned to food. It could have been anything. Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. But eating became the one thing I could look forward to. Count on to get me through,” he wrote.
The meme, which was shared by The Lad Bible, showed Miller during his years as the buff star of FOX’s hit show and then after as a heavy set person when the show ended.
Miller said when the photo was taken, he was “semi-retired” and “suicidal.”
He added: “The first time I saw this meme pop up in my social media feed, I have to admit, it hurt to breathe. But as with everything in life, I get to assign meaning. And the meaning I assign to this/my image is Strength. Healing. Forgiveness.”
Since Miller has spoken out, The Lad Bible issued an apology.
In a statement on Facebook, they wrote: “We certainly didn’t want to cause you pain by reminding you of such a low point in your life. Causing distress and upset to innocent or vulnerable people is simply not acceptable.”
Both Miller and The Lad Bible posted suicide prevention and help information at the bottom of their statements.
If you or someone you know needs help, please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741-741.
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