Actress Chrissy Metz of “This Is Us” has responded to body shamers who took issue with the above-the-knee red latex dress the plus-sized actress wore Sunday night to the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
“For the record, I wear what I want, when I want,” Metz, 36, posted on Twitter without indicating any specific criticisms. “News flash it’s MY body. #thankstho.” Some tweeters suggested the dress was the wrong fit for Metz.
Her tweet prompted a positive response from 9-year-old cast member Mackenzie Hancsicsak, who plays the child version of Metz’s character, Kate Pearson. “Own it beauty!” the youngster wrote. “Loved the blue, too, in the opening number. You are wonderful you, all day, every day. Doing what you love and it shows!”
Fashion company Jane Doe Latex had created the custom dress for Metz to wear to the ceremony, and she had been planning the dress with her stylist Jordan Grossman for close to a year. Grossman told People that the dress was something Metz had been dreaming of wearing.
“She does not care about anyone’s opinions as long as she feels good and looks great. It was a moment she’s been wanting for a long time,” Grossman said. “Regardless what anyone said or says it’s really her moment so they can’t take that [away] from her.”
Metz and her “This Is Us” co-star Milo Ventimiglia presented the award for best duo (Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen on “Logan”). Their NBC drama series itself won the accolade for Tearjerker (Jack and Randall at karate).
Since “This Is Us” premiered in September, Metz has appeared on numerous magazine covers and was featured in a spread in Harper’s Bazaar.
The hit show, in which Metz plays a woman who has embarked on her own weight-loss journey, has been renewed for two more seasons of at least 18 episodes each.