The Boys released its wild third season on Amazon Prime back in July, but the program is making headlines for a variety of disturbing reasons. Actress Erin Moriarty recently disclosed the toxicity she has experienced from trolls due to her role as Starlight, and went into detail about how she feels she's been silenced, dehumanized, and paralyzed by the comments. Now, creator and showrunner Eric Kripke has dropped some F-bombs in her defense.
Eric Kripke, who plays Erin Moriarty in three seasons of The Boys, was surprised to respond to those who proclaimed to be a fan of The Boys by tweeting: "I think it's a mistake."
Two, you're causing pain to real people who have real feelings. Be kind. If you can't be kind, eat a bag of dicks, go to the sun, and don't watch [The Boys], we don't want you.
With the addition of Soldier Boy (and The Deeps dalliance with the octopus), Kripke did not hold back in his defense of Erin Moriarty, addressing the trolls directly, stating that they were missing the point of the show, not hurting a real person at all, and also, what they should do with themselves if they can't be decent to others.
Erin Moriarty's tweet drew some Twitter attention from co-stars including Jack Quaid (who plays Hughie as the Deep's on-screen love interest) and Chace Crawford (who plays The Deep himself), but Antony Starr, who responded to Kripkes' comments, showed that his personality is quite different from his.
My God, please keep them honest. It's easy ;)
Jordana Lajoie, who has returned on The Boys as Cherie, shared a heart emoji in response to Kripkes' message, and Hilarie Burton Morgan, who's husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan joined The Boys for Season 4, had no fewer than seven hand-clapping emojis to share.
The Supernatural family was also included in the reactions to Eric Kripkes' posts. Alona Tal, who played Jo, wrote the best tweet ever!!!! in her Twitter comment, while Sebastian Roche (who played the angel Balthazar) and Rob Benedict (who played the villain God) both went for the hand-clapping emojis.
Erin Moriarty has been forced to accept trolls that made her feel dehumanized, and we can only hope that the support of those who work with her will be beneficial to her. Moriarty as Starlight or the showrunner was commended for defending her.
Erin Moriarty is currently streaming all three seasons of The Boys on Amazon Prime, ranked from good to evil! And as Eric Kripke said, those who cant be kind shouldnt watch because they aren't wanted.