“The Boys”' Erin Moriarty Quits Social Media Over 'Bullying' Following Megyn Kelly's Plastic Surgery Comments

Moriarty's last Instagram post was an extensive statement addressing the insults and assumptions, with 'The Boys' actress telling fans to "consider [her account] deactivated"

<p>Vivien Killilea/Getty; Ivan Apfel/Getty</p> Erin Moriarty (left) and Megyn Kelly

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Erin Moriarty (left) and Megyn Kelly

Erin Moriarty has gone offline.

The Boys actress shared one last Instagram post declaring her decision to leave social media after Megyn Kelly’s comments alleging Moriarty, 29, had plastic surgery to “completely change her face.”

“I am horrified by the reaction, the reductive assumptions, and the aforementioned video that is a prime example of such harassment,” Moriarty wrote. “It’s broken my heart. You’ve broken my heart. You’ve lost the privilege of this account.”

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<p>Vivien Killilea/Getty</p> Erin Moriarty at the BoxLunch Holiday Gala in 2023.

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Erin Moriarty at the BoxLunch Holiday Gala in 2023.

“There is no excuse for these horrific allegations, the verbal abuse that I have had to delete, and genuinely false information that is being used to perpetuate a message that is exhibitionist feminism,” she continued. “You don’t have to believe me when I say that these videos are absolutely false.”

Directly addressing Kelly’s comments from the Jan. 17 episode of The Megyn Kelly Show — which used Moriarty’s before and after photos as a defense for society’s obsession with cosmetic surgery — she added: “Shame on you Megyn Kelly…Implying that my photo is reflective of women being in a worse place is as false as my conviction of saying that if you resigned, you would be leaving women in a better place.”

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Moriarty also debunked Kelly’s claim that the “before” photo of the actress was taken “about a year ago,” saying it was “actually taken about a decade ago, before I was of LEGAL DRINKING AGE,” reminding fans “I’m about to turn 30.”

“How utterly misinformed, inaccurate, and clickbait seeking people who we follow and consider to be informed is appalling,” she said.

In defense against the “bullying,” the actress also said that the “after” photo was taken on a day she got her makeup done, involving “major contouring.”

A rep for Kelly did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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This isn’t the first time Moriarty has spoken out against hatred. After appearing on The Boys, she commented on the “misogynistic trolling” of her role, which she called “dehumanizing.”

“I've put blood, sweat, and tears into this role (over & over & over again). I've grown UP in this character's shoes (*emphasis on grown up — we change & evolve mentally AND physically),” she said on Instagram at the time. 

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