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OINTB star Dascha Polanco hits out at 'body shaming' tv presenters for Who Wore It Better segment

Published 25/05/2016 | 13:29

Dascha Polanco and Daniela Di Giacomo in the same dress at the People En Espanol's 50 Most Beautiful 2016 party
Dascha Polanco and Daniela Di Giacomo in the same dress at the People En Espanol's 50 Most Beautiful 2016 party
Actress Dascha Polanco attends People En Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful" on May 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for People en Espanol)
Daniela Di Giacomo attends People En Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful" at Espace on May 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
Actress Dascha Polanco attends People En Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful" on May 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for People en Espanol)

Orange is the New Black actress Dascha Polanco has accused two tv presenters of body-shaming.

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Dascha, who plays Dayanara Diaz on the hit Netflix series, arrived to People En Espanol's 50 Most Beautiful 2016 in the same white House of CB dress as tv host Daniela Di Giacomo, promoting the eternal fashion police debate of Who Wore It Better.

She featured on Univision show El Gordo y la Flaca (The Fat Guy and the Skinny Woman) and said their poor choice of words makes it acceptable to objectify women.

"It's really tasteless to come across today that a host of @univision @elgordoylaflaca have used poor choices of words that have become offensive," Polanco captioned an Instagram pic of the dress in question.

Actress Dascha Polanco attends People En Espanol's
Actress Dascha Polanco attends People En Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful" on May 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for People en Espanol)

"They have created an environment in which it has ignited bullying across their platforms & has instigated against my weight due to the same dress being worn by one of their hosts and I last night."

"Interesting that they chose to glorify something so superficial like this, and not focus on the issues Latinos face in Hollywood," she wrote, adding, "#IEatBullies."

"Comparison is the new form of flattering & approval within the press/social media. No approval needed," Polanco added

Daniela Di Giacomo attends People En Espanol's
Daniela Di Giacomo attends People En Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful" at Espace on May 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

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