Gabourey Sidibe may have broken the size barrier on TV—and the race barrier for that matter!

In the latest episode of "Empire," her character, Becky, made sweet, passionate love to her boyfriend. And in real life, Gabby's very proud of it:

"I'm the first person who looks like myself who has been in a love scene on primetime television."

Unfortunately, the trolls on the internet have been really, really mean. I would post some of the comments that people have made, but honestly, I don't want to give them power by reposting the negativity.

But Gabourey doesn't give a damn!

She says:

"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."

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Y'all better not come for our girl #GabbySidibe like that!! 😩😩😩 Who watched #Empire tonight!?

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So, what do you think? Do you like the idea of Gabby's love scene? What were your initial reactions?  Do you think it would be helpful to have more scenes like this on TV? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!


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