“The Boys” creator Eric Kripke is not holding back any super-punches.
On Wednesday, Kripke slammed fans for trolling actress Erin Moriarty — who plays Starlight in the Amazon series — about her appearance in the superhero show.
“Hi trolls! One, this is literally the opposite of the show’s f – – king message,” Kripke, 48, tweetedlaunching a foul-mouthed attack on disgruntled viewers.
He continued, “Two, you’re causing pain to real people with real feelings. Be kind. If you can’t be kind, then eat a bag of d – – ks, f – – k off to the sun & don’t watch #TheBoys, we don’t want you.”
The aggressive tweet comes days after Moriarty, 28, revealed on Instagram that several of the shows fans made her feel “dehumanized” and “silenced.”
“I do feel silenced. I do feel dehumanized. I do feel paralyzed,” wrote Moriarty. “I’ve put blood, sweat, and tears into this role (over & over & over again), I’ve grown UP in this character’s shoes (*emphasis on grown up – we change & evolve mentally AND physically).”
Moriarty’s response came after an article was published by Medium highlighting the “misogyny” the actress has received.
“So with that I say: a) thank you to @butcherscanary b) this does break my heart — I’ve opened up a vein for this role and this kind of trolling is exactly what this role (Annie) would speak out against, she said.
“And c) everyone’s going through their own battle(s); let’s not add to that. I will never intentionally (and ESPECIALLY) publicly add to yours.”
The author of the article pointed out how objectifying the actress is counter to what she fights for in the show.
“Objectification of Moriarty’s character contrasts the message of the show because Starlight fights being silenced and sexualized,” reads the Medium article.
Several of Moriarty’s co-stars have reached out in support of their castmate.