Emmy Rossum Responded To A Man Who Tried To Shame Her For Doing TV Sex Scenes

Emmy Rossum Responded To A Man Who Tried To Shame Her For Doing TV Sex Scenes

    Emmy Rossum Responded To A Man Who Tried To Shame Her For Doing TV Sex Scenes

    Misogyny strikes again!

    Don’t you hate it when you’re just minding your business and someone decides they’re going to try and steal your joy, by doing or saying something negative?

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    Well, that’s exactly what happened to former Shameless star, Emmy Rossum, on Wednesday while she was on Twitter.

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    last night’s debate

    Emmy, along with millions of other Americans, watched Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence go head-to-head during last night’s debate

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    And one quote from Senator Harris seemed to really resonate with the 34-year-old actor after it was over:

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    These now-viral words were spoken after Mike Pence interrupted her multiple times during the debate.

    So much so, that Emmy already anticipated getting a shirt made so she could wear the slogan proudly.

    Can’t wait to get my I’M SPEAKING t-shirt.

    To which someone responded crudely:

    @emmyrossum Yeah your shirts that say I GET PAID TO GET NAKED ON TV are sold out

    Now he could have easily just scrolled past her tweet and kept it pushing, but this is the internet we’re talking about, and a lot of people refuse to pass up the opportunity to bring others down.

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    He was most likely referring to sex scenes that Emmy CHOSE to ACT in during her time on Shameless — something that actors have been doing for centuries.

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    But Emmy quickly shut down his ignorant comment with facts and humor:

    @CStiles86 I get paid to tell stories and life sometimes involves this awesome thing called sex. Maybe you’ve just never had any so you don’t know.

    And immediately after reading it, this Shameless quote came to mind:

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    In the past, Emmy has spoken out about the importance of women being able to express their sexuality on-screen and why she continues to act in scenes featuring sexual intimacy.

    Emmy told Paste Magazine:

    What I think is so interesting about showing sexuality as part of art is no different than showing any other part of life to inform the art. Sexuality is a part of life, I hope, and it’s interesting that the women on the stage get to write, and we get to show characters. We get to explore the intimate parts of them, be that anger or loss or happiness or sexuality. What so great about the shows on Showtime and these women up here is that they don’t show in a gratuitous way.

    Sooo…basically, stop shaming people for having sex, abstaining from sex, or pretending to have it on TV. Oh, and mind your business — it’s free!

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