The Walking Dead fans recently learned that Christian Serratos — who plays Rositia on the series — was pregnant during much of the seventh season of the show. Serratos gave birth in April, right around when the eighth season began production, which explains why Rosita was shot at the end of last season. While her character is laid up in the infirmary recovering, Serratos will likely be taking some time off from the series.
However, she won’t be taking too much time off, because she is presumably back to work now. She is a proud working mother, but as many mothers know, it’s not always easy to juggle the two responsibilities. To wit: Two days ago, she posted a photo of herself nursing her baby. The post was meant to highlight a necklace that Serratos was wearing, but of course, social media could only focus on the fact that she was nursing.
Some Instagram trolls were unnecessarily critical.
“Oh stop looking for attention … yes you can feed you baby in public who cares? But why purposely draw.attention to it?” one Instagram user wrote, while another added, “Um why? At least show the t*ts more.”
“Just stop ppl are not needing to see u feed u will get slack. Possible destruction of The Walking Dead as well. #typicalliberal,” another troll wrote.
A day later, Serratos clapped back with an appropriately vulgar message, which included another photo of her nursing her baby. “This is my body and my page. So I will post what I want, when I want. Those who disapprove can suck my left t*t. ? #workingmom #chill”
Damn right, Serratos.
Serratos’ Instagram post comes just months after another The Walking Dead star, Alanna Masterson, shot back at social media posters for fat-shaming her after an episode in which she appeared soon after giving birth herself, writing “I would LOVE to see any man or woman give birth to a baby, nurse the baby, and then work 17 hour days and NAIL their own stunts,” Masterson wrote.
Given the amount of online abuse cast members on The Walking Dead get, it’s no wonder that Josh McDermitt — who plays Euguene on the series — quit social media after viewers turned on him because of the decisions his character made on the show.