Erin Moriarty has no problem with sexist Boys.
The Boys' breakout actress, who plays Starlight on the popular Prime Video superhero series, has revealed that some viewers seem to miss the series' satire, which is rooted in misogyny and abuse.
I do feel dehumanized. I do feel paralyzed,' Moriarty wrote on Instagram while reposting a Medium article written by a Boys fan with the username Butcherscanary. The article, titled #IStandWithStarlight?, cited the comments sections on Moriarty's social media pages as promoting toxic masculinity.
Moriarty has admitted that she has received backlash for her appearance on the program, according to Butcherscanary, who wrote that Moriarty and other The Boys actresses, like Aya Cash and Karen Fukuhara, have received unsolicited criticism for their attractiveness.
I have put blood, sweat, and tears into this role (over & over again), according to Moriarty. I have grown UP in this characters shoes (*emphasis on growing up we change & develop mentally AND physically).
So with that I say: a) thank you to @butcherscanary and b) this does break my heart Ive opened up a vein for this role and this sort of trolling is exactly what this role (Annie) would speak out against; lets not add to yours; I will never intentionally (and ESPECIALLY) add to yours. I see you, I only empathize and forgive.
Why are images of Moriarty from Season One being compared crassly after five years? Why is she being infantilized when she is a mature woman, entitled to do with her body what she desires? Why is she not simply permitted to exist? While male colleagues may have faced unjust criticism, their obsession with her appearance and objectification is unmatched.
On Instagram, Samony Starr, Jack Quaid, Chace Crawford, Nathan Mitchell, and Colby Minifie pled their support for Moriarty.
Erin, we were all there for you, as Quaid penned. You are an incredible, gifted natural being. I consider myself to be very fortunate to know you. Keep shining bright. Leave the trolls to us. You've come back.
Starr wrote, "I 100% support you and what you say here." Well put. Your work on this program is and always has been exceptional, and you are beautiful inside and out. Keep shining.
Aya Cash, a former co-star on Instagram, said Yall need to leave my girl @erinmoriarty the fuck alone. She's adamantly precious. Be better.
Eric Kripke, the show's creator, took to Twitter to dispel online hate, declaring it the opposite of the show's purpose.
Kripke started. One, this is in fact the opposite of the show's fucking message. Two, youre causing harm to real people with real feelings. Be kind. If you cant be kind, then eat a bag of dicks, bathe in the sun, and do not watch #TheBoys, we do not want you.
Moriarty, a professional actor, has previously spoken out about how the show is addressing toxic masculinity in the relationship between Starlight and Hughie (Quaid), and how her superhero powers emasculate him to a certain degree.
Moriarty told Entertainment Weekly before Season 3 that he thinks it reflects the fact that individuals can be paradoxical and can be extremely complicated. It doesnt make him a bad person as long as he is able to eventually self-assess, step out of it, and learn from it.
Trolls, please be gentle. If you can't be kind, eat a bag of dicks, go to the sun, and don't watch #TheBoys, we don't want you. https://t.co/ZqmRlljyS6
Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) will be released on September 7, 2022.