The actress admitted she made the 'unfortunate decision' to read the comments on a recent magazine article about her.
Christina Applegate isn't letting hate comments about her appearance get under her skin.
Applegate, who attended the Critic's Choice Awards over the weekend, marked her first award show appearance since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2021. Following the event, she was featured in a PEOPLE magazine article about what she and her daughter wore for the evening, which apparently garnered some mean-spirited messages from one person in particular.
"Sooooo I made the unfortunate decision to look at some comments on an article from people mag about me and my kids at the CCA," the actress explained in a tweet on Tuesday, Jan. 17. "Of course I told her that it wasn’t nice. This was her reply."
She included a screenshot of the message from the unnamed user who wrote, "MS didn't make you look that way a plastic surgeon did. And you are a scammer and not [Christina] Applegate."
"And a bad plastic surgeon at that," the hater further spat.
Applegate recently revealed in a New York Times interview that she gained 40 pounds as a result of her battle with MS, and she wanted people to know that she is "very aware" of the changes to her appearance in Dead to Me Season 3.
But after the hater alleged that bad plastic surgery was the reason for her altered looks, Applegate couldn't help but wonder, "What is wrong with people."
"By the way, I laughed," she said, using humor as a way to shrug it off.
Last month, the Married...with Children alum admitted that she often uses her comedic talent to help her deal with the reality of living with the serious medical condition.
"My humor shield keeps me OK, but of course, down on the insides, you feel the things," she candidly said while appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show. "I do it to kind of deflect and then also make people not be scared to be around me."
"You know, when people see me now as a disabled person, I want them to feel comfortable," she explained at the time, adding, "That we can laugh at it."