Milana Vayntrub is speaking out over targeted harassment she’s received recently, harassment that’s increased of late after old photos of her have been converted into memes that have gone viral on various social media platforms over the past week. In a recent Instagram Live video, Vayntrub — best known for her work on AT&T commercials and for being cast as both the live-action and animated Squirrel Girl for Marvel Television — tried speaking out on the harassment, only for her to cut the live short as the harassment continued in the comments of the stream.
“Maybe it just has to do with being a person on the internet, or maybe it’s specific to being a woman on the internet,” Vthe star said on the stream, which has since been removed. “But all of these comments… it hurts my feelings. I’m hurting and it’s bringing up, like, a lot of feelings of sexual assault. I am just like, you know, walking my dog and getting messages from people who have distorted my pictures to get likes on their accounts.”