After more than 18 months leading up to Tuesday’s election, America is a deeply divided nation as the election of Donald Trump has resulted in anti-Trump protests throughout the U.S. while some of the the president-elect’s supporters have become emboldened to heap scorn and vitriol on those who criticize Trump.
For Emmy Rossum, this has hit home in an exceptionally nasty way. A vocal critic of Trump, the “Shameless” star (who is engaged to “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail) took to Twitter following the election, writing: “I am a woman. I am Jewish. I am marrying an Arab American. My sister in law is handicapped. I’m a victim of sexual violence. It’s personal.”
After that and few other anti-Trump tweets, Rossum says she found herself being targeted on Twitter by Trump supporters who made some inexcusably vicious comments. She tried to brush it off humourously — with a Ryan Gosling meme:
Apparently the abuse continued, taking on anti-Semitic undertones, and she then went into more detail about some of the comments directed toward her on Twitter referencing “gas chambers” and Sieg Hiel hashtags.
She adds that “telling anyone to ‘get ready for the trains’ in reference to WWII is disgusting & offensive,” and she has a terse message to haters: “Back off.”