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Gabourey Sidibe is completely unbothered that some people think she’s too big to have a sex scene.

On Wednesday night, “Empire” fans got an eyeful when they saw Becky getting it in on a rooftop with her man MC J Poppa! While many of us were giving Becky (played by Gabourey) a hand clap for being a BBW that enjoys having sex, others were laughing at the display. Some of Instagram pettier denizens even turned it into a joke.

It’s nothing different than what viewers have seen on the show before. There have been too many sex scenes on the show to count, but because Becky is a big girl many people expect to her to just be the fat friend that has zero romantic interest.

Well, haters, Gabourey shared a statement on Entertainment Weekly’s blog to make it known that she had a blast filming her steamy scene regardless of how attractive people find her. And she wasn’t shy about calling out the very physical qualities that she’s often ridiculed for while doing it.

She said:

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!

In short, you might not think that a curvier girl is hot enough to find a partner, but they are. You’ll just have to sort out your emotions about that. Gabby’s entirely too paid to worry about your opinions of who is worthy of love and affection.


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