Emmy Rossum has been very outspoken on Twitter when it comes to expressing her disappointment about the election of Donald Trump as president, issuing a tweet on the morning after the election that led her to become a lightning rod for haters on Twitter.
“I am a woman,” she wrote. “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.”
Following that tweet, Rossum was relentlessly attacked by pro-Trump Twitter trolls who inundated her with insults — some referencing Nazi imagery and anti-Semitic language — and the “Shameless” star addressed the social media attacks during Friday’s interview with Chelsea Handler on her Netflix talk show.
“I think it’s important, the whole idea, if you see something say something,” she said during her “Chelsea” appearance. “Be safe, stick up for yourself, stick up for others. I don’t generally interact with people who are, say, trolls on Instagram, but if someone makes a specific threat against me or against someone and I’m at replied on it, I think that standing idly by and being silent is in and of itself just as bad.”
“There is a need to come together,” she added. “I think hate on either side of the aisle – it’s not about who you voted for or what you believe – it’s about common decency, it’s about decorum, it’s about correctness, it’s about kindness.”