Meghan Markle’s Suits Costar Apologizes For Publicly Shaming Woman Who Called Him ‘Chunky’ After The Royal Wedding!
Not everyone is suited for shade — especially when it comes straight to the face!
The ornery encounter took place while the actor was waiting for his flight back to the United States. As he detailed in the now-deleted post, a woman was reading the paper that featured photos of Adams and his wife, Pretty Little Liars alum Troian Bellisario — and felt the need to tell Adams he looked “chunky”!
Adams got his revenge by posting the story, along with a photo of the woman after she fell asleep (above) to shame her on his social page. He wrote:
“She reads her paper. See’s picture of me and Troian from wedding. ‘My God. What a terrible photo of you’. I look over. ‘Really. I kind of like that photo. What do you think is wrong with it?’ She pauses. ‘Well, you’re just so….chunky.’ She laughs and falls asleep. And …. scene.”
Followers were divided on whether or not Adams’ post crossed the line; some jumped to defend the actor and his looks, while others noted that sharing the unflattering napping photo was intentionally to insult her looks.
In the end, Adams deleted the photo. A day later, he issued an extraordinarily long-winded apology about body shaming in the media. Take a read for yourself (below):
Yesterday I posted a photo of a woman who did some casual body shaming of my wife and I in the airport. My intention was solely to put a face to the people who think that sort of glancing commentary is necessary, helpful or funny. Some of the comments on the post instead said I was being a bully and should have taken the “high road” (some also doubled down on the body shaming. Thumbs up guys!) I thought it over and agreed and took it down, not because I felt the woman was right or fair or undeserving of being called out but because any sense of being a bully or lashing out felt wrong. Now a number of familiar outlets with a lot of extra time on their hands are asking for comment and getting ready to publish the post in their hard hitting newspapers, magazines and blogs. So I├óΓé¼Γäóll comment here. I├óΓé¼Γäóm no bully. What that woman said to us was offensive and unnecessary but I should have told her she was rude and out of line and left it at that. I├óΓé¼Γäóm sorry I didn├óΓé¼Γäót. I was too shocked and annoyed and Canadian – so I avoided the confrontation. Again, I├óΓé¼Γäóm sorry. Now if you see the original post on any media outlet just know that they are choosing to take a relatively small indiscretion and make it worse. Not for me. Because I promise you once I hit post on this message it will be out of my mind forever. But it will make whatever bullying or embarrassment I might have caused for that woman far worse for a far wider audience. Now -this has obviously taken up far too much of our time and of the precious internet space that we need so much. Sorry about that. But let├óΓé¼Γäós just finish with a quick summary. 1. Don├óΓé¼Γäót talk shit about the way people look. You have no idea what├óΓé¼Γäós going on with them and your commentary will always make their day worse not better. 2. If someone does. Don├óΓé¼Γäót use the internet to settle scores. Tell them right to their face and in public that they├óΓé¼Γäóre part of the problem and not the solution. 3. Believe pretty much nothing you read in magazines. Good or bad. The machinery runs on misfortune and oversimplification. 4. Be cool to yourself and others at every opportunity. Life is too short for all of this. Thx for reading. Now back to our lives…A post shared by Patrick Adams (@halfadams) on May 21, 2018 at 9:33am PDT
At least he owned up to taking it too far!
What would YOU do if someone said such a thing to you??
[Image via Instagram.]