Chrissy Metz has fired back at those who criticized the latex outfit she wore to the Mtv Movie & Tv Awards.
The This Is Us actress sported a burgundy latex dress with accordion sleeves to the event in Los Angeles on Sunday night (07May17), where she presented the prize for Best Duo alongside her co-star Milo Ventimiglia.
Chrissy paired the dress with glittering black ballet flats and silver drop earrings, but garnered criticism from online critics who weren’t so keen on the bold ensemble.
However, the 36-year-old wasn’t going to let negative comments ruin her night.
For the record, I wear what I want, when I want. News flash it's
MY body. #thankstho
— Chrissy Metz (@ChrissyMetz) May 8, 2017
“For the record, I wear what I want, when I want. News flash it’s MY body. #thankstho,” she wrote on her Twitter page after the show.
Chrissy, who has previously starred in shows such as My Name Is Earl and American Horror Story: Freak Show, has long been candid about her figure and promoting body positivity.
The star, who admits to being an emotional eater, recently spoke to Marie Claire magazine about why she feels it’s so important to stand up for diversity.
“Size doesn’t equate to beauty,” she shared. “I don’t understand why that’s a thing. Well, I do, because the media has told us thin is beautiful. But is it? Because I think people are miserable not eating and smoking cigarettes.”
And the actress, who is happy to represent women who aren’t sample size, is also grateful her stylist has a relationship with a variety of plus-size brands. Her go-to labels include Society Plus, Torrid and Eloquii, with the designers from these brands often customizing pieces for her.
“I’m so grateful for the designers who are excited – I remember growing up and having no options at all – but other designers haven’t really reached out,” she added.