Erin Moriarty, who stars in "The Boys," says that fans' sexualized online comments make her feel "dehumanised" and "paralysed."
Erin Moriarty, who is in "The Boys," says that fans' sexually offensive comments online have made her feel like she can't speak, like she's not a person, and like she can't move.
In a post on Instagram on Tuesday night, Moriarty shared a short article that she said was written by a social media user and brought up some of
the same problems she mentioned in her caption. "I do feel silenced," wrote Moriarty, who plays the superhero Starlight in the hit Amazon Prime Video show
"The Boys," whose third season aired this summer. "I do feel dehumanised. I do feel paralysed. I've put blood, sweat, and tears into this role (over and over and over again).
I've grown UP in this character's shoes. She then thanked @butcherscanary, the user who wrote the post she highlighted.
The user's article says that the "torment doesn't end for her when the credits start, because there is no off switch."
This is a reference to how online comments about Starlight's appearance affect Moriarty in the real world.
TheWrap asked Amazon for a comment on Moriarty's post, but they didn't answer right away.
"I've opened up a vein for this role, and this kind of trolling is exactly what this role (Annie) would speak out against,