“AT&T Woman” Milana Vayntrub Says She’s Now Hiding Her Body In Ads Due To Sexual Harassment

Actor Milana Vayntrub, who has portrayed salesperson Lily Adams for years in AT&T commercials, recently spoke out about body shaming and harassment—and why she chose to portray herself in a new way in advertisements.

Milana Vayntrub took to Twitter to talk to social media users who were questioning why Vayntrub had been positioned behind a desk during a recent commercial that aired during the NCAA Tournament.

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“Been getting a lot of ‘Why are they placing her body like that in those ads?'” Vayntrub wrote on Twitter. “Well, I direct the ads. I place myself like that. And it’s because of the thousands of unwelcome comments I receive about my body. You’ve lost the privilege of looking at it until I feel safe again.”



This of course, meant that tons of people began commenting on her body in a complimentary way—because unfortunately, people are stupid and don’t understand that if a woman says please stop talking about my body, they need to stop talking about her body in all ways.

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Jim Kimberly, director of corporate communications at AT&T, made a statement supporting Vayntrub: “We will not tolerate the inappropriate comments and harassment of Milana Vayntrub, the talented actor and director who portrays Lily in our ads.”

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Vayntrub has made over 40 ads as Lily with the company from between 2013 to 2017, and her return in 2020 was very much looked forward to after a three-year hiatus.

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