Emmy Rossum Says She Received Anti-Semitic Threats From Trump Supporters on Twitter
The 'Shameless' star said she'd received messages "threatening to send me and my 'ilk' to the gas chambers" with "hashtags like '#sieghiel'."
Emmy Rossum is just the latest Hollywood figure to experience harassment in the wake of last week's presidential election.
The Shameless star received anti-Semitic threats on Twitter from Trump supporters, the actress claimed in a series of tweets on Sunday.
Rossum, who's Jewish, said she'd received messages "threatening to send me and my 'ilk' to the gas chambers" with "hashtags like '#sieghiel'."
"NOT OK," she added.
"Telling anyone to 'get ready for the trains' in reference to WWII is disgusting and offensive. Reporting you to twitter is not enough. Back off," she wrote in a subsequent tweet.
Rossum, who last week also posted several tweets mourning Hillary Clinton's election loss and previously indicated she was a Clinton supporter, continued to defend herself against critics who suggested she was making up her experience, directing users to the specific user who targeted her.
Although he deleted the train pic, Rossum was able to post a screenshot, captioning it, "No matter WHO you voted for, I don't care, THIS is not okay."
Late Sunday night, she indicated she was staying strong but saddened by what she'd experienced.
Earlier this weekend, Silicon Valley stars Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch said they were called "cucks" and harassed by Trump supporters.
Other incidents of harassment and violence have been reported across the country since Trump's victory. In an interview on Sunday night's 60 Minutes, which was taped Friday, Trump told his supporters, "Don't do it. It's terrible. I'm going to bring this country together. I am so saddened to hear that, and I say, stop it. If it helps, I will say this, and I'll say it right to the camera: Stop it."
Read Rossum's tweets below.
Trump supporters are sending me messages threatening to send me & my "ilk" to the gas chambers & writing hashtags like "#sieg hiel". NOT OK.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 13, 2016
Telling anyone to "get ready for the trains" in reference to WWII is disgusting & offensive.Reporting you to twitter is not enough.Back off.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 13, 2016
I would NEVER make something like this up. I couldn't. For those of you who are shaming me for bringing attention to it, go read his feed— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 14, 2016
This is 1 individual who targeted me. He since deleted the awful train pic. Why not check out the rest of his posts/likes @SpotEnemyBoats— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 14, 2016
No matter WHO you voted for, I don't care, THIS is not okay. "You will be seeing a train shortly" pic.twitter.com/cvQP6Fegz4— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 14, 2016
This doesn't scare me. It doesn't cause me nightmares. I find it sad to recognize that this kind of vicious underbelly was there all along.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 14, 2016