Bryce Dallas Howard stepped out with her four-month daughter for the first time over Mother's Day weekend, but instead of focusing on her adorable baby,TMZ decided to highlight the star's post-pregnancy  weight, which has spurred a flood of cruel rumors from readers.

The headline It Takes a Village sets the tone for the piece. A village of what exactly? Fat? Wow looks like she put on a lot...I think the village is in her backside, one user wrote in a comment on TMZ. 

The Help star was spotted exercising her post-pregnancy legs on a walk with her adorable baby daughter Beatrice in L.A. this weekend, the article reads before putting emphasis on the actress's casual attire of sweat pants and slippers. 

The article and accompanying pictures attracted a stream of harsh comments. Wide load, writes Nthezone. Damn! I think they left a baby in there, user Just Me added. 

DAMN!!! Most of this actress' work to lose the load pretty fast. She seems to be playing universe. She's ever expanding... Sorry Bryce, but you have cowed out, BIG TIME! Those thighs could feed a village of cannibals for a few weeks, wrote user Sealab2021. 

Howard, who made her first public appearance since giving birth to her daughter in January, suffered from post-partum depression after giving birth to her first child five years ago, the Daily Mail reported. 

Before Theo was born, I had been in good humor about my 80-pound weight gain, but I was now mortified by it, Dallas wrote in a blog post for Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP blog.

I felt I was failing at breast feeding. My house was a mess. I believed I was a terrible dog owner. I was certain I was an awful actress, she revealed. 

Since the confession the actress said she has overcome the depression with the help of her family and friends. 

I feel deep gratitude for those who stood by me, for the lesson that we must never be afraid to ask for help, she said.