Gabourey Sidibe's character, Becky, on “Empire” got some hot, sexy man ass, and SURPRISE, a bunch of nobodies are being terrible about it.
Sidibe summarized her love scene in a recap for Entertainment Weekly. She wrote,
That fine ass Becky is on a rooftop in the afterglow of doin' it all romantic-like with some mostly naked dude. YASS Becky and Naked Dude!! Becky says that she's got to get some sleep before her first meeting with her new boss Andre. Naked Dude gives her some encouraging words and then he doesn't let her get any sleep. Good. Good for that fine ass Becky.
Haters of the Internet saw the scene as the perfect moment to once again deflect shade away from their own dismal, basic lives and onto Sidibe's life, though her response was nothing short of a perfect reminder of who comes out on top.
Of the scene, Sidibe told Entertainment Weekly,
I felt sexy and beautiful and I felt like I was doing a good job… I keep hearing that people are 'hating' on it. I'm not sure how anyone could hate on love but that's [OK]. You may have your memes. Honestly, I'm at work too busy to check Twitter anyway.
CAN I GET SOME PRO-GAB MEMES?
Of the sexy rooftop scene, Sidibe's costar, Jussie Smollett, told E! News,
It was hot. She's fearless. She owns herself and she's sexy and she's fearless. It was dope. I thought it was beautiful to see her on screen in that way.
If Sidibe's sex scene with a Minotaur in “American Horror Story” was par for the television course, there's no need for trolls to lose their sh*t over a love scene between two attractive human beings complete with two attractive human heads.
Citations: Gabourey Sidibe on Her Sex Scene Critics: "I'm Not Sure How Anyone Could Hate On Love, but That's Okay" (It's Not Okay) (Cosmopolitan), Gabourey Sidibe blogs the latest episode of Empire, 'A High Hope for a Low Heaven' (Entertainment Weekly), Did Gabourey Sidibe Make TV History With Her Empire Love Scene? (E! News)