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Gabourey Sidibe disgustingly shamed over Empire sex scene

Julie Sprankles is a freelance writer living in the storied city of Charleston, SC. When she isn't slinging sass for SheKnows, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features (Pirahnaconda, anyone?), trolling the internet for dance work...

Shame on all the Empire fans who made cruel, unnecessary jokes about Gabourey Sidibe's weight

While watching tonight's episode of Empire, there were many moments that made me uncomfortable. Like when Cookie held a gun to someone's temple. Or when Lucious tossed out misogynistic aspersions. Or how about when the Lyon patriarch advocates murder if it'll help his son "grow some balls"?

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Yes, there were many moments in tonight's episode that troubled me, but Gabourey Sidibe's character, Becky, getting some action from rapper J. Poppa was not one of them. In fact, I was sending out a proverbial fist bump to Sidibe and her fictional alter ego — get it, girls.

So when I hopped on Twitter after the CMA Awards to see what others thought of tonight's episode of Empire, I was shocked to see a slew of comments centered on Becky's love scene. Only, shocked doesn't aptly describe the visceral punch in the gut I felt while reading the commentary. I think the word I'm actually looking for is disgusted.

Because it's official: there are a lot of hateful, awful people in the world with ugliness in their hearts.

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