Erin Moriarty am tired of the trolling that the fanbase is for The boys keeps throwing after her. It is extremely sad to hear that so many people are completely missing the point of the show. Most of the characters in the show are a deconstruction of typical superheroes, usually pulling a specific superhero trope apart. It also deals with themes of power, police brutality, white nationalism and extremist politics. It’s not particularly subtle either. One of the characters is an actual Nazi.
Despite criticism directed at the very kind of people Moriarty calls out, people continue to miss the satire completely. One look through any comment section on the show and you’ll very quickly see people clamoring for the third season to wake up.” The problem with that is that the show has always been political, and it’s always been critical of those in power .It’s not like the social commentary that just started in Season 3. It’s just that it became more overt.
Moriarty made a series of Instagram post calling out the people who are upset about her character’s inclusion on the show. She also shared the article below:
In his Instagram post resharing the article, Moriarty wrote:
I feel silent. I feel dehumanized. I feel paralyzed. I’ve put blood, sweat and tears into this role (over and over and over), I’ve grown UP in this character’s shoes (*emphasis on adult – we change and develop mentally AND physically) … I I’ve opened a vein for this role, and this kind of trolling is exactly what this role (Annie) would speak out against, and c) everyone is going through their own struggles; let’s not add to it. I will never intentionally (and ESPECIALLY) publicly add to yours. This has only strengthened my empathy muscle and for anyone who comes to me: I see you, I don’t hate you, I only empathize and forgive.
Anthony Starr, one of her co-stars on The boys, responded to the post in the comments to show his support. He said, “I support you and what you’re saying here 100%.” Well said 😉 Your work on the show is and always has been amazing and you are beautiful inside and out. Keep shining 😉 xo.”
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