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The Boys' Erin Moriarty expertly silences critics of her appearance

The Boys’ Erin Moriarty expertly silences critics of her appearance

The Boys star Erin Moriarty has taken a stand against internet trolls following a surge of negative comments directed at her.

Moriarty, known for her role as Starlight in the Prime Video series, previously needed to take an “extensive if not permanent” hiatus from social media to escape the harassment focused on “reductive assumptions” about her appearance.

The issue escalated when American journalist Megyn Kelly suggested Moriarty had undergone plastic surgery, a remark the actress found “counterproductive to the degree of being ironically misogynistic.”

Despite the ongoing trolling, Moriarty has received significant support from her fans. Following the release of one of the most “obscene” episodes in the TV show’s history, Moriarty addressed the issue directly through her latest Instagram post.

The actress shared a double-page spread from a recent Genlux magazine interview. Accompanying the photo, Moriarty wrote: “Haters will say {literally everything and anything that pops into their head}. So post it & ghost it. (And sleep tight),” before disabling the comments section.

In a January 17th podcast episode, Kelly accused Moriarty of exemplifying an “addiction” to appearance-enhancing surgeries, labeling it a “social illness.”

Moriarty, who also starred in The Kings of Summer and Captain Fantastic, expressed her shock and dismay at these assertions, stating, “We’re all subject to levels of bullying throughout our lives but I am horrified, and I felt that I deserved to take a second to address these things.”

She continued, “To receive a message about a disgustingly false, counterproductive to the degree of being ironically misogynistic video of Megyn Kelly commenting on the manner—to learn the widespread nature of this has left me horrified.”

Moriarty’s co-stars from The Boys have shown their support. Jack Quaid, who portrays Hughie, commented, “Love you, Erin. F*** the haters.” Additionally, Chace Crawford, known for his role as The Deep and a former Gossip Girl star, responded with a red heart emoji.

Source: The Independent, Genlux Magazine