The young Writer Eric Kripke had well-chosen words for alleged fans of the show who had made misogynistic comments about one of its female stars.
On Tuesday (September 6), Erin Moriarty – who plays Starlight on the Amazon Prime show – said she felt “silenced” and “dehumanized” by some fans’ sexist comments.
retweeting an article about Moriarty’s comments, Kripke wrote: “Hello trolls! First, this is literally the opposite of the show’s damn message. Second, you inflict pain on real people with real feelings. Be polite. If you can’t be nice then eat a bag of d***s, f*** in the sun & don’t watch #TheBoys we don’t want you. #TheBoysTV.”
In the series, Starlight – real name Annie January – is one of The Seven, the most powerful and famous superhero group in the world. However, along with her boyfriend Hughie (Jack Quaid), she is secretly waging a war against Vought International, the conglomerate she founded.
On Tuesday (September 6), Moriarty a Middle Post titled #IStandWithStarlight?: The Betrayal of Erin Moriarty by The young Fans” written by Instagram user @butcherscanary.
The play’s subtitle reads, “It turns out you can devote an entire season of a television show to exploring how the toxicity of masculinity oppresses and controls women, and apparently the majority of audiences still won’t apply the lessons learned — or worse , I didn’t realize there was a message at all.”
In response, Moriarty wrote her own post: “I feel silenced. I feel dehumanized. I feel paralyzed. I put my blood, sweat and tears into this role (over and over and over again), I’ve grown up in the shoes of this character (*emphasis on grown up – we change and evolve mentally AND physically).
The actor further thanked the play’s author, adding that this treatment from fans “breaks my heart” and that “this kind of trolling is exactly what Annie would speak out against.”
She added: “Everyone goes through their own struggles; let’s not add anything to that. I will never intentionally (and ESPECIALLY) publicly add anything to yours. It just strengthened my empathy muscle and to anyone who comes my way, I see you, I don’t hate you, I just sympathize and forgive.”
Many of Moriarty’s co-stars responded with messages of support, including Quaid, who commented, “Love you Erin. We are all here for you. You are such an incredibly talented force of nature and I feel incredibly lucky to know you. Keep shining bright. Leave the trolls to us. We’ll have your back.”
The youngThe fourth season is currently in production.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/the-boys-erin-moriarty-sexism-b2162316.html The Boys writer releases swearing tirade against sexist fans after female star spoke up: ‘We don’t want you’