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.”
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.