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Wentworth Miller shuts down the fat-shamers

'Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme.'
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Hey Internet, cool it, OK? Some smartaleck meme-makers tried to have a laugh at "Legends of Tomorrow" star Wentworth Miller's expense with an old side-by-side comparison of him in his "Prison Break" days and him a bit more out of shape six years ago. But here's the thing: Miller has heard your jokes before, and they have a not very funny punchline.

"Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time. This one, however, stands out from the rest," Miller writes on his Facebook page. "In 2010, semi-retired from acting, I was keeping a low-profile for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I was suicidal."

He goes on to talk about how, during his lowest point, he'd used food as a comfort, and how being caught by the paparazzi and mocked by the Internet wasn't the best thing for him at the time.

"The first time I saw this meme pop up in my social media feed, I have to admit, it hurt to breathe," he writes. "But as with everything in life, I get to assign meaning. And the meaning I assign to this/my image is Strength. Healing. Forgiveness." So joke's on you, Internet.


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