Emmy Rossum is speaking out about some Twitter hate she received following the presidential election.
The 30-year-old Shameless actress tweeted her thoughts about the new President-elect the day after the results were announced.
“This morning still sad,” she wrote. “I was looking forward to the next 4 yrs. To having a child, maybe a daughter, under the first female president. So I’m sad. But I woke up this morning and the sun came up. And I made my breakfast and fed the dogs. And the world didn’t end.”
She later added, “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 receiving a lot of angry responses to that particular tweet, Emmy addressed the negative feedback.
“I think it’s important, the whole idea, if you see something say something,” she said on Chelsea Handler‘s talk show. “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 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,” Emmy 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.”
Watch the full interview below!
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Also pictured inside: Emmy and her fiance Sam Esmail going shopping on Saturday (November 26) in Los Angeles.
“I happened to be in the bathtub when it happened,” the 30-year-old Shameless star told Chelsea Handler on her show. “And then I realized that it was happening. And then I got out of the bathtub because I didn’t want the story to be that I was in the bathtub when it was happening. And then I got cold as it was still going on, got back in the bathtub. It was a comedy of errors, but it all worked out.”
Pictured: Emmy and Sam volunteer at the Los Angeles Mission Thanksgiving Meal For The Homeless held at Los Angeles Mission on Wednesday (November 23) in Los Angeles after shopping in Beverly Hills the day before.
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Also pictured inside: Emmy and her finace Sam Esmail holding hands during a date night at Catch LA on Wednesday (November 16) in West Hollywood, Calif.
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In “I Am a Storm,” Frank (William H. Macy) worries that he and his new family will lose their Home for the Homeless shelter, so he plans a little goodwill for the neighborhood.
Meanwhile, Fiona drums up business by throwing a speakeasy party at Patsy’s Pies.
Emmy told THR, “I feel like the reason that it went well [for me] is because I, on a cellular level, really understand what the show is about, what it’s saying, who these people are, what their relationships are like and what the world looks like and feels like.”
Shameless airs TONIGHT, October 23 @ 9PM on Showtime.