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Gabourey Sidibe Responds After Being Fat-Shamed For Her "Empire" Love Scene

"I felt sexy and beautiful."

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But ever since her character was shown in a steamy sex scene on top of a roof she's been getting a lot of online hate.

#Empire I can't get a text back meanwhile Becky getting it all

Becky got a man but i'm still single 😒😂 #Empire


Becky can be laid up with someone and I can't even get a text message #Empire

So much so it has even been turned into a meme, purportedly poking fun at larger women.

She writes:

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. I'm very proud of the work we all did to make that scene a great opening for the episode. I keep hearing that people are "hating" on it. I'm not sure how anyone could hate on love but that's okay. You may have your memes. Honestly, I'm at work too busy to check Twitter anyway. #Booked. Hope you enjoy next week's show!