Christina Applegate Responds To Hateful Comments About Her Appearance After Being Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis
The actress disclosed her illness in 2021. It has not been until the last few weeks that she has been encouraged to appear in public again
Christina Applegate at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards
Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) over a year ago, well-known actress Christina Applegate has been telling her fans and everyone who cares about her struggle. she. Now she has decided to respond to those who accuse her that her face has changed due to undergoing plastic surgery and not as a result of the disease.
Last November she reappeared in public to receive her star on the Walk of Fame starring in a very emotional moment, and since then she has been more active in Hollywood life due to awards season and the premiere of the last season of the series “Dead to Me”, which will be he made an effort to finish filming despite already suffering physical deterioration from the disease.
In dialogue with the press, 51-year-old Applegate said that has gained nearly 40 pounds and “cannot walk without a cane” after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
“This is the first time someone will see me as I am,” the actor told the New York Times to promote the Netflix series in which she co-stars with Linda Cardellini.< /b>
The Emmy winner, who was visibly emotional, arrived at the event wearing a smart pantsuit and carrying her cane. Many were surprised that Christina appeared barefoot, however, she herself explained the reason why she made this decision. “For some people with multiple sclerosis, shoes can hurt or make us feel unbalanced. So today it was me. Barefoot,” she said in her speech.
Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Reuters)
The interpreter participated in the Critics Choice Awards this week with her children, and has now decided to respond to hateful comments on social media.
“Multiple sclerosis hasn't made you look like that, that's been a plastic surgeon. And you're a scammer”, were some of the comments And another user added: “And a bad plastic surgeon too”.
Faced with this, the actress decided to resort to her official account on Twitter to respond to users who questioned the impact on his body due to a nervous system condition that affects the brain and spinal cord.
“I made the unfortunate decision to read some comments in a magazine article about me and my daughter at the awards. Of course, they weren't nice. What's wrong with people?By the way, I laughed,” the actress wrote about the note that referred to her and her daughter, who accompanied her at the ceremony.
Her post was filled with supportive comments from fans and fellow guild members advising him to never fall for reading comments, because hate online is impossible to contain.
Actor Christina Applegate poses during her star unveiling ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, U.S., November 14, 2022. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
The actress already commented on the Kelly Clarkson show that she uses humor to be able to deal with the whole situation.
Speaking while on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Applegate said: “My shield of humor keeps me good, but of course, on the inside, you feel things and I do that to deflect and then also make the people don't be afraid to be around me.”
“When people now see me as a disabled person, I want them to feel comfortable. That we can laugh about it ”, she added herself.
She added that she was not “forced” to go to work, but knew she had to finish the program.
“It was like part of my family. Linda Cardellini, Liz Feldman, everyone there is my family,” she said. “And there's a story we couldn't finish. I pushed as hard as I could, so it was really incredibly difficult.”
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The actress has had to learn to live with her illness and accept that there are things she will never be able to do again.
“I wish I had paid more attention.. But how was I supposed to know?”, he said in an interview he gave to The New York Times. And she recognized that for years she noticed tingling and numbness in her extremities and that over time they got worse. Finally, her suspicions were confirmed in the year 2021: she had multiple sclerosis.
“ Accept it? No. I will never accept it. I'm angry ”, admitted the actress, who has had to learn to live with her illness. Just a few days ago she shared a photo of herself on her official Twitter account in which she showed off her cane collection. “I have a very important ceremony coming up.This is going to be my first outing since I was diagnosed with MS. Canes are now part of my new normal”, he wrote in his message.