The actress had fans and co-stars concerned for her well-being after a series of rambling rants appeared on her page slamming her show, its stars and Hollywood in general.
UPDATED 7/28/2019 8:24PM
After being down for several hours Sunday morning, Taryn Manning's Instagram page has been restored, and the actress is claiming she was hacked and was not behind all of the prior posts that had friends and "Orange Is the New Black" co-workers concerned for her well-being.
"My account is hacked and I am sorry for these messages:( i am back in now and was able to erase!" Manning's IG masthead reads, as of this writing. Since returning to Instagram, the actress has made two posts. The first simply reiterates her masthead message with an apology: "My account was so epically hacked. I am back in and I am sorry."
The second was a video of Manning singing, which she has since removed.
Taryn Manning's Instagram presence has disappeared just one day after the actress posted a long, rambling rant about a variety of topics, including going in on her long-running show "Orange Is the New Black."
Manning was notably missing from the premiere event for the final season of the women-in-prison series, which dropped in its entirety Friday on Netflix. She also raised concern among fans at the same time with a post some interpreted as saying she was suicidal. In an update to that post, Manning wrote that she was making a point and not in danger.
"I am not suicidal. You wish," she amended her original statement to conclude. "I'm crushed and making a point how no one cares when you're down."
To a friend who specifically asked about her well-being, the actress again insisted she was not suicidal, adding, "I am disappointed and heartbroken how little people care for other humans."
That theme continued into her latest rant, which covered a variety of topics in slapdash fashion including eating animals, racism and mental illness. Toward the end of it, she turned her attention to her show.
It is not clear why Manning's Instagram is currently disabled, though it is possible she simply deleted it herself. TooFab has reached out for comment to Manning's management and representatives.
You can read the full show-related portion of her since-deleted post below:
This show hurt me more than anything has in my life and if this is what I have to do to push what I stand for I will. I have to speak out before anything happens to me. F--k fame! This show hurt humans. You will never truly know but many were hurt! Just Imagine the ones you never saw again. You think that felt good for them. I do not need to ever work again in this town. I've been dropped by everyone for having a backbone. I was dropped because a person terrorizes me daily and them too. So my team, they just turn away. Like a car accident. Rubber neck but don't help. F--k show biz. A disgrace. Laugh away, I am right and you know it. Any rude comments I laugh at. Get off my page if you don't like me. Not one cast member cares about me. Just watch.
That last statement proved to not be true, as co-star Lori Petty reached out to Manning in comments captured by Just Jared.
In her response, Manning appeared to offer some clarity to her own above comments, in that she was railing against the traditional option system in Hollywood where many actors don't know for sure year by year if they're coming back. It all depends on if their options are picked up.
"I am giving up everything to speak on how awful this career is and how awful we are treated," Manning wrote in response to Petty's comment. "How I never knew if I was coming back yet I had seven optional seasons. How I didn't even know how to plan my life, organize anything cause everything was a secret.
She called the established option system "self serving bulls--t, for whatever sick agenda," and suggested that she struggled with losing former co-stars when their options were not picked up. "How some of the most dear characters were just not there anymore. My pals," she wrote. "F--k this show. This show hurt me so bad."
In her previous post that had fans concerned about her safety, Manning said she was crying for help and felt terrorized, while she accused her "'team' of agents, managers and lawyers" of not doing anything to help her.
You can read the updated post (to address suicide concerns) below:
I love you all so much. Have a great premier tonight. I love this photo. I miss you all so much ❤️ I wish I could be there. Unfortunate uncontrollable circumstances that no one could help with have made it this way. When someone is crying for help from someone who is after your life and soul. Please listen. No one deserves to have another person single handedly ruin their life to the point they are paralyzed and never leave in fear. I tried to tell everyone. No one cared. Love you #oitnb @oitnb @netflix @lionsgate My heart is broken but I am forever in debt to you for this beautiful show. I love you @ijnej @ttobie @lvinnecour @nerikyle #terrorized #runiedlife This is for anyone who feels alone, terrorized by cyber criminals, cyber bullying, criminals with the intent to cause others distress and isolate them from life, for people who have lost everything due to another humans mental illness and smear campaigns. This is for you too so you don't feel so alone. It even happens to people who seemingly have the resources to stop it too. This is for my "team" of agents, managers and lawyers who didn't do anything to help me. I forgive you though ✝️ I hope you're happy, you know who you are. Amd you have a RO you violate daily and the other one you're a disgrace. And no I am not Suicidal. You wish. I'm crushed and making a point how no one cares when you're down.
You can see Manning's most recent Instagram posts in their entirety in this fan capture below:
Uhhhh Taryn Manning really needs to step away from Instagram and into a therapist’s office. 😳 pic.twitter.com/yKQP2wKX9n— Jessica (@jessnicole210) July 27, 2019
Taryn played fan-favorite inmate Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett on all seven seasons of "Orange Is the New Black."
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