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Anna Faris Deletes Photo After Horrible Body-Shaming Got Out Of Hand

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Anna Faris rose to fame as a comedian starring in the Scary Movie franchise and films like The House Bunny.  

The actress doesn't just limit her sense of humor to her movies though, her humorous personality is plastered all over her social media pages.  

While this approach has worked well for her over the years, a recent cheeky attempt at humor backfired.

This week, Faris posted a photo of herself gripping a trashcan while wearing what looks like nude bike shorts, a long-sleeve black shirt, and knee-high boots on Instagram. She captioned it with: "Having pre-show jitters- so glad ['Unqualified' production assistant] Michael Sherman captured it- also I eventually decided to put on pants."

Unfortunately, the funny caption wasn't enough to distract body-shamers from making mean remarks about the Overboard star's appearance.

Shortly after the post went up, social media users took to the comment section to point out that the mom-of-one looked too skinny.

"You look so unhealthy, eat," read one comment, according to TMZ. "This is alarming! I feel this pic is a cry for help, I hope you get the help you need,” wrote another user.

Despite there being a few fans who stood up for her, Faris was cyber-bullied to the point where she deleted the post within 15 minutes.

The actress has not made any posts on social media since the incident, which took place on October 2, and she hasn't addressed it on any platform.

She did appear as a guest on The Talk the same day the photo was taken, but her appearance wasn't brought up at all, and that's how it should be.

What many don't realize is that skinny-shaming is just as bad as fat-shaming. It's still scrutinizing someone's appearance and making them feel bad about how they look.

A person's body shouldn't be a topic of conversation, and just because they're a public figure, it doesn't mean that they should be subjected to unsolicited advice about how they should treat their body.  

Faris' estranged husband, actor Chris Pratt, is reportedly "heartbroken" over how his soon-to-be ex-wife's photo was received online.

"His respect for Anna goes a very long way and that will never change and that is why he is heartbroken that people are body shaming her,” a source close to Pratt told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.

They added that the Guardians of the Galaxy star "hates it and wants her to know that she has his support through all of this because he doesn't want the bullying to continue or win."

"His hope is that she knows that there are so many people who care for her and respect her and he hopes that she doesn’t take the bullying to heart because she doesn’t deserve it one bit," the insider revealed.

Faris, 41, and Pratt, 39, who share a five-year-old son named Jack, announced that they were "legally separating" in August 2017 after nine years of marriage. Although they couldn't make their relationship work, the couple said that they "still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another."

We hope this incident doesn't deter Faris away from social media for good. It's nice to have a celebrity who gets real with the fans while making us laugh.

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Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.