Gabourey talks about the reality of racism on Twitter.
Actress Gabourey Sidibe deals with a lot of hate on social media every day. The Empire star recently opened up about her experiences dealing with racism on Twitter.
Speaking with People, she said,
“As a black actress, I have a few social media accounts and every single day I deal with racist comments. Not a day goes by that I don’t have to block someone from calling me a fat n—-.”
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She continued to discuss the huge backlash she received after tweeting simple tweets about Alton Sterling and one a while back about watching Roots.
“The amount of hate I got… I can’t tell you how many people I had to block”
Despite her experiences and everything going on in the news, she remains positive.
“I have to say, I am just so proud to know all of these people that are standing up – not just black people, but white people, anyone who has a heart really.”