Melanie Lynskey's husband defends wife after criticism that her body doesn't fit 'The Last Of Us' role

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By Asiya Ali

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Melanie Lynskey's husband Jason Ritter has come to her defense after she received body shaming comments from an America’s Next Top Model winner.

The 45-year-old actress - who earned an Emmy nomination for her work on Yellowjackets - recently began appearing on the HBO Max series, The Last of Us, as the leader who helped take over a military group in a post-apocalyptic world.

But when Lynskey donned an elegant look for an InStyle Magazine photoshoot, 40-year-old model Adrianne Curry criticized her while comparing her to Sarah Connor in the Terminator franchise.

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"Her body says life of luxury...not postapocolyptic (sic) warlord. where is linda hamilton when you need her?" Curry tweeted,  before deleting the post and deactivating her Twitter account due to the backlash.

However, a screenshot of the tweet was posted by the Don't Look Up actress who fought back with her thoughts on Wednesday (February 8).

"Firstly- this is a photo from my cover shoot for InStyle magazine, not a still from HBO’s The Last Of Us," Lynskey wrote. "And I’m playing a person who meticulously planned & executed an overthrow of FEDRA."

"I am supposed to be SMART, ma’am. I don’t need to be muscly. That’s what henchmen are for," she added in the post which has amassed 8.7 million views and 122.3K likes on the social media platform.

In wake of the drama, the Candy actress' husband shared a message on Thursday (February 9) to push back on the statement made by the season one winner of ANTM.

Although the 42-year-old Raising Dion actor didn’t explicitly mention the former model by her name, he did note the backlash she's faced because of her comments.

"You… you could have just… not tweeted it. But you did, and people are upset with what you said," he penned before sarcastically offering Curry some advice.

"Whatever happens now, DO NOT LEARN ANYTHING FROM THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!! Dig your heels in deeper, and double down! BECOME the victim! You can do this!! I believe in you!!" he added.

As of this writing, Ritter’s post has garnered 2.8 million views and 25.7 likes, with many online users applauding him for supporting his wife.

One user wrote: "Huge Good Husband energy."

Another said: "Fantastic response! And your wife is an absolute GODDESS."

A third remarked: "It strikes me as amazing and very funny that this is how I'm forcibly reminded that Melanie Lynskey, whom I earlier tweeted about my massive crush on, is married to Jason Ritter."

Meanwhile, a fourth user noted: "I know what he is speaking to specifically but this should pop up before anyone fixes their fingers to tweet anything from a place of hate or ignorance. You may not learn but you will be made an example so that others may learn. Chose wisely."

Over the years, Ritter - who got married to his wife in 2020 and shares a daughter with her - has continually shown his support for Lynskey on his social media pages.

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Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter. Credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy

In January 2022, the Heavenly Creatures star shared a tweet about comments she's received about her body as an actress that read: "The story of my life since Yellowjackets premiered. Most egregious are the 'I care about her health!!' people…"

"B***h you don’t see me on my Peleton! You don’t see me running through the park with my child. Skinny does not always equal healthy," she added.

The next day, her beau - who is the son of actor John Ritter and actress Nancy Morgan - retweeted the post and spoke out against body shaming.

"If anyone has any further unsolicited comments about *anybody* else’s body, they can feel free to write them in permanent ink onto their own foreheads and swan dive directly into the sun," he wrote.

Featured image credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy

Melanie Lynskey's husband defends wife after criticism that her body doesn't fit 'The Last Of Us' role

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By Asiya Ali

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Melanie Lynskey's husband Jason Ritter has come to her defense after she received body shaming comments from an America’s Next Top Model winner.

The 45-year-old actress - who earned an Emmy nomination for her work on Yellowjackets - recently began appearing on the HBO Max series, The Last of Us, as the leader who helped take over a military group in a post-apocalyptic world.

But when Lynskey donned an elegant look for an InStyle Magazine photoshoot, 40-year-old model Adrianne Curry criticized her while comparing her to Sarah Connor in the Terminator franchise.

Check out this trailer for The Last of Us:

"Her body says life of luxury...not postapocolyptic (sic) warlord. where is linda hamilton when you need her?" Curry tweeted,  before deleting the post and deactivating her Twitter account due to the backlash.

However, a screenshot of the tweet was posted by the Don't Look Up actress who fought back with her thoughts on Wednesday (February 8).

"Firstly- this is a photo from my cover shoot for InStyle magazine, not a still from HBO’s The Last Of Us," Lynskey wrote. "And I’m playing a person who meticulously planned & executed an overthrow of FEDRA."

"I am supposed to be SMART, ma’am. I don’t need to be muscly. That’s what henchmen are for," she added in the post which has amassed 8.7 million views and 122.3K likes on the social media platform.

In wake of the drama, the Candy actress' husband shared a message on Thursday (February 9) to push back on the statement made by the season one winner of ANTM.

Although the 42-year-old Raising Dion actor didn’t explicitly mention the former model by her name, he did note the backlash she's faced because of her comments.

"You… you could have just… not tweeted it. But you did, and people are upset with what you said," he penned before sarcastically offering Curry some advice.

"Whatever happens now, DO NOT LEARN ANYTHING FROM THIS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!! Dig your heels in deeper, and double down! BECOME the victim! You can do this!! I believe in you!!" he added.

As of this writing, Ritter’s post has garnered 2.8 million views and 25.7 likes, with many online users applauding him for supporting his wife.

One user wrote: "Huge Good Husband energy."

Another said: "Fantastic response! And your wife is an absolute GODDESS."

A third remarked: "It strikes me as amazing and very funny that this is how I'm forcibly reminded that Melanie Lynskey, whom I earlier tweeted about my massive crush on, is married to Jason Ritter."

Meanwhile, a fourth user noted: "I know what he is speaking to specifically but this should pop up before anyone fixes their fingers to tweet anything from a place of hate or ignorance. You may not learn but you will be made an example so that others may learn. Chose wisely."

Over the years, Ritter - who got married to his wife in 2020 and shares a daughter with her - has continually shown his support for Lynskey on his social media pages.

wp-image-1263194256 size-full
Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter. Credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy

In January 2022, the Heavenly Creatures star shared a tweet about comments she's received about her body as an actress that read: "The story of my life since Yellowjackets premiered. Most egregious are the 'I care about her health!!' people…"

"B***h you don’t see me on my Peleton! You don’t see me running through the park with my child. Skinny does not always equal healthy," she added.

The next day, her beau - who is the son of actor John Ritter and actress Nancy Morgan - retweeted the post and spoke out against body shaming.

"If anyone has any further unsolicited comments about *anybody* else’s body, they can feel free to write them in permanent ink onto their own foreheads and swan dive directly into the sun," he wrote.

Featured image credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy