Gabourey Sidibe hits back at Empire sex scene memes

9 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Empire actress slams fat-shamers after steamy love scene.

Sidibe said she received a lot of negative comments after a scene aired showing her character, Becky Williams, having sex on a roof terrace at the start of the latest episode.

Gabourey went on to say that she was proud of her work and didn’t understand how anyone could hate on love, but thankfully she’s too busy acting to check Twitter.On Wednesday night, the writers of “Empire” made a bold move when they included a scene of Gabourey Sidibe’s character Becky having sex with her boyfriend, MC J Poppa.But after the episode aired, the Oscar-nominated actress found herself to be the subject of cruel taunts online, one social media user even created a meme that used a screen shot of the love scene next to the words: “Damn, some of you people can’t even get a text back”. “I, a plus sized, dark-skinned woman, had a love scene on primetime television,” she wrote. “I had the most fun ever filming that scene even though I was nervous. The steamy rooftop scene has been a hot topic since it was screened in the US, and Gabourey’s co-star Jussie Smollet, who plays Jamal, is one of many who have jumped to the actress’ defence.

But I felt sexy and beautiful and I felt like I was doing a good job.” ‘I’m very proud of the work we all did to make that scene a great opening for the episode. You may have your memes.” Sidibe’s fellow cast member Jussie Smollett, who plays gay singer Jamal, praised her for “owning herself”, adding that critics should close their eyes and shut the TV off if they had a problem. Last year, Sidibe was also made fun of on social media for an outfit she wore to the Golden Globes, with some comparing her to “the chubby ghost from Casper”. But she dealt with it in the best way possible, saying: “I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night #JK” on Twitter.

Online. “I don’ know, those people don’t matter to me, to her, to anybody else.” It’s not the first time the actress has addressed herself against critics.

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