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'This Is Us' star Chrissy Metz wants people to stop asking her this rude question about her weight

INSIDER logoINSIDER 9/19/2017 (Leah Rocketto)

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Despite being an Emmy-nominated actress on one of the most acclaimed shows of the 2016-2017 season, Chrissy Metz can't get people to stop asking about her weight. During a segment on "The Today Show," the "This Is Us" star was asked to reveal the question she wishes people would stop asking.

Her answer was as disheartening as it was inspiring. 

'''Are you having weight loss surgery? Are you gonna be having a gastric bypass?' Some people do feel like they're my doctors, and they have tried to diagnose me on the internets," Metz said in response to the question. "So that's weird. Cause like, I'm good. I'm good, boo. But thanks."

Chrissy Metz Weight loss surgery © Provided by Business Insider Inc Chrissy Metz Weight loss surgery  This question is just one of the many ways Metz has been body-shamed throughout her life. According to Marie Claire, Metz was bullied for her size and was forced to sign up for Weight Watchers at the age of 11. Even today, with the body positive movement in full force, Metz still gets torn apart for her appearance.

In May, internet trolls slammed the 33-year-old actress for wearing a latex dress to the MTV Movie Awards. She responded to the haters with an Instagram post where she thanked her fans for supporting her and reminded people to "wear what you want, love you, love and treat people the way you want to be treated." 

Remember that time folks got rowdy because I wore a dress? The outpouring of love and support from all of you lovely people has not gone unnoticed. I hope that in some small way an unconventional body wearing an unconventional material opened up discussion, hearts and minds. I truly had no idea it would make anyone feel uncomfortable, I just wanted to try something different. All I'm saying, is do YOU, Boo! Wear what you want, love you love and treat people the way you want to be treated❤️ Now that's out of the way, congratulations to all the winners at the @MTV movie and tv awards, especially our boys @miloanthonyventimiglia and @lonniechavis for winning best tear jerker scene from @nbcthisisus! 🎉 Lastly, thank you to the amazing humans who make this all possible! Dress @janedoelatex Styled @jordan_grossman Makeup @makeupbymotoko Hair @davidgardnerla CC: @creativeprinc #nothingbutlove

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Metz's approach to haters has always been to kill them with kindness. And if that doesn't work, she can always kill them with her killer calves, which Metz says are her favorite body part. 

"I've come to love them and realize, like, they carry my body around," she said during "The Today Show." "And I could probably kick some a--."



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