WOMEN
02/03/2012 02:08 pm ET

Octavia Spencer Fires Back Against The Media Who Won't Shut Up About Her Weight

Actress Octavia Spencer has been the toast of the town since getting a heap of award nominations for her role in The Help, but, much to her dismay, a lot of the conversation in the press about her has involved her weight. She took to Facebook to air her frustrations and set the record straight.

"After being honored by my Guild on Sunday, I was whisked to the Press Room where one of the first questions I was asked (by Ted Casablanca) was 'what I felt about underweight women'. (i'm paraphrasing here) I'm thinking...this is relevant because...Then I started thinking, would these questions ever be asked of my male counterparts? Better yet, underweight actors or actresses? Nah, I don't think so!"

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