Stranger Things Star Calls Out Hollywood for Mistreating Plus Size Actors

June 23, 2022

Social media has recently seen a lot of chatter over the use of a “fat suit” to make Emma Thompson appear heavier in Matilda the Musical, and Shannon Purser has taken a moment to share her thoughts on the situation. Purser is well known for her popular role as Barb in Stranger Things, a part that had gotten her an Emmy nomination along with a social media campaign calling for “justice” for her character. She also plays Ethel Muggs in the TV series Riverdale and starred in the 2018 dramedy Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.

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