'Empire' star shuts down body shaming haters with this powerful message

Gabourey Sidibe Proud of Her Sex Scene on "Empire"
Gabourey Sidibe Proud of Her Sex Scene on "Empire"


This week's episode of hit show "Empire" opened with Gabourey Sidibe's character, Becky, getting intimate with J Poppa in a steamy rooftop scene.

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The racy moment has garnered much attention from across the internet, with both positive and negative reactions. Unfortunately, as is true for most "boundary pushing" acts in pop culture today, the bad comments seem to overshadow the good.

%shareLinks-quote="I keep hearing that people are 'hating' on it. I'm not sure how anyone could hate on love but that's okay." type="quote" author="Gabourey Sidibe" authordesc="Entertainment Weekly" isquoteoftheday="false"%

In a blog post for Entertainment Weekly, Sidibe dismisses these haters in a perfectly crafted response:

%shareLinks-quote="I, a plus sized, dark-skinned woman, had a love scene on primetime television. 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." type="quote" author="Gabourey Sidibe" authordesc="Entertainment Weekly" isquoteoftheday="false"%



Sidibe continues on in her post:

%shareLinks-quote="You may have your memes. Honestly, I'm at work too busy to check Twitter anyway. #Booked. Hope you enjoy next week's show!" type="quote" author="Gabourey Sidibe" authordesc="Entertainment Weekly" isquoteoftheday="false"%

Sorry folks, looks like Sidibe can't hear your negativity because she's too busy focussing on her fabulous career.

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