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Wentworth Miller Fires Back at Fat Shaming Meme, Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts in Powerful Facebook Note

Wentworth Miller Fires Back at Fat Shaming Meme, Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts in Powerful Facebook Note

Wentworth Miller is responding to a meme that was seen floating around on Monday (March 28) that shamed his body in a side by side comparison.

“Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time,” the Prison Break actor wrote on his Facebook. “This one, however, stands out from the rest. In 2010, semi-retired from acting, I was keeping a low-profile for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I was suicidal. This is a subject I’ve since written about, spoken about, shared about. But at the time I suffered in silence. As so many do. The extent of my struggle known to very, very few.”

“Ashamed and in pain, I considered myself damaged goods. And the voices in my head urged me down the path to self-destruction. Not for the first time. I’ve struggled with depression since childhood. It’s a battle that’s cost me time, opportunities, relationships, and a thousand sleepless nights,” Wentworth continued in his powerful note.

“In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/comfort/distraction. And I turned to food. It could have been anything. Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. But eating became the one thing I could look forward to. Count on to get me through. There were stretches when the highlight of my week was a favorite meal and a new episode of TOP CHEF. Sometimes that was enough. Had to be,” he added. “Long story short, I survived….So do those pictures. I’m glad. Now, when I see that image of me in my red t-shirt, a rare smile on my face, I am reminded of my struggle. My endurance and my perseverance in the face of all kinds of demons. Some within. Some without.”

Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time. This one, however, stands out from the…

Posted by Wentworth Miller on Monday, March 28, 2016

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  • http://gayamericaninargentina.blogspot.com.ar/ JJ THE EXPAT

    Suicidal Though??? Check your spelling before you upload the article.

  • dalovelee

    I admire his letter…but on another note. I wonder what celebrities would do if the internet and social media were not around. We read about so many performers struggles through their own revelations by sharing online. I feel like they feel compelled to sharing their own healing process as if they MUST do it because we live in this world where if you are struggling they are expected to explain themselves.

  • Naynay

    I understand his point on the cruelty of the internet sometimes but come on the joke was very little and even I was fat making jokes about myself, you don’t have to take yourself that seriously at the end of the day he should feel victorious looking at that meme since he actually came out (litteraly) of a bad time in his life and made it through

  • Sabrina

    Oh how very important… Maybe you could try to understand the message instead of being so nitpicky, grammar nazi.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 Christopher I. Gomes

    Is it that serious?

  • sammygirlbitches

    My God people are assholes. This guy bravely shares this humiliating and depressing time in his life and people make fun of him, question him or correct his grammar. He didn’t need to share this side of himself yet he did and how do some people take it?? They make fun of him or question if this is important or not?? He considered taking his own life so yeah I think it’s pretty damn important. God no wonder Donald Trump is doing so well. So many people are just like him. Selfish hateful dick heads.

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