Monday, 9 November 2015

Empire Star Gabourey Sidibe Hits Back at 'Haters' Who Fat-Shamed Her Over Steamy Love Scene

 
Wednesday's episode of Empire saw character Becky, played Gabourey Sidibe, 32, and her boyfriend have sex on a rooftop, afterwards cruel memes appeared online, including an image of the scene with the words: 'Damn, some of you people can't even get a text back'

In a blog about the episode, Gabourey told the 'haters': 'I’m not sure how anyone could hate on love but that’s okay. You may have your memes'
But in a blog for EW on Thursday, the actress took the critics head on, saying that not only was she proud of the scene, but didn't care in the least about anyone having a problem with it.
'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. 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. I keep hearing that people are “hating” on it. I’m not sure how anyone could hate on love but that’s okay. You may have your memes.' 

She added:
'Honestly, I’m at work too busy to check Twitter anyway. #Booked. Hope you enjoy next week’s show!'

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