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‘Empire’ Star Shuts Down Body Shaming Haters With This Powerful Message

by Matt Levinson
Matt is an aspiring pug enthusiast. He enjoys air-conditioned rooms, Dance Moms, and herbal tea (especially all at the same time).

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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.

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

“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.”