The reaction to Mayim Bialik’s Pride post on Instagram is a reminder that there’s much to be done in the name of equality.
On the last day of Pride month, the Big Bang Theory alum took to Instagram to remind her followers that the “LGBTQ+ community is still fighting 365/year for equality.” This fight “began long before the Stonewall riots,” she wrote, and, now 50 years later, “continues.”
While many simply thanked her for the support, amid Pride celebrations across the country the same day, others felt the need to spam the post with homophobic comments. For instance, one person thinks the LBGTQ community “should have NO rights at all.”
Others wrote the LBGTQ community isn’t fighting for anything. “They have [their] rights. They can get married,” wrote one, adding, “All Pride is about now is being as obscene as possible.”
Religion was brought into it with one person saying Bialik can’t be an Orthodox Jew if she supports anything LBGTQ. (She’s actually described herself as Modern Orthodox.) “Why would you encourage something against your belief? You may win the people, but not before [losing] your faith.” wrote one.
Another wrote that the actress is “fighting against God” by supporting Pride.
There were also comments like, “F**k the gay pride” and “I don’t have to like anything and this one.” Others posted vomit emojis.
Still, there were positive comments to offset the hate. One person wrote that “homophobia of any kind is dying” and “homophobes will change or die with it.”
Bialik is one of many celebrities supporting Pride over the weekend: Glenn Close had a really thoughtful post. Andy Cohen was in the thick of things with Housewives aplenty at NYC Pride. Ellen Pompeo showed off her daughter’s Pride manicure. And there were countless others.
By Suzy Byrne, Editor, Yahoo Entertainment