Christina Applegate calls out troll who mocked her MS diagnosis
She said that she "laughed" at the rude comment.
Christina Applegate, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021, has called out a social media user who made cruel remarks about her condition.
The Dead to Me actress shared on social media that she "made the unfortunate decision" to read some of the comments on a People Magazine article about her appearance at the Critics' Choice Awards.
Christina replied to one of the trolls, who responded by telling her that MS didn't change her appearance, "bad" plastic surgery did. They also called her a "scammer".
Sharing a screenshot of the interaction on Twitter, Christina wrote: "Sooooo I made the unfortunate decision to look at some comments on an article from people mag about me and my kids at the CCA.
"Of course I told her that it wasn’t nice. This was her reply.What is wrong with people. By the way, I laughed."
Last year, Christina shared an update one year after being diagnosed.
In an interview with The New York Times, she explained that she took a five-month break from filming after learning she had MS. Then, she returned to work on the final season of Dead To Me.
She also shared how she came to terms with the condition, and the fact that it simply isn't going to get better with medicine.
She said: "There was the sense of, 'Well, let’s get her some medicine so she can get better.' And there is no better. But it was good for me. I needed to process my loss of my life, my loss of that part of me. So I needed that time."
Christina also spoke about how important it was for her to continue working on Dead To Me on her "own terms".
"I had an obligation," she said. "The powers that be were like, 'Let’s just stop. We don’t need to finish it.'
"I said, 'No. We’re going to do it, but we’re going to do it on my terms.'"
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