'Go F**k Yourself': Emmy Rossum slams troll who mocked Hilary Swank for being pregnant at 48
Emmy Rossum intervened to stand up for Hilary Swank after she received online abuse for being pregnant. Swank disclosed her pregnancy on Wednesday, October 5, by sharing a quick but sweet video of her growing baby bump on Instagram.
The 48-year-old actor posted the video on the same day she and her husband Philip Schneider revealed that they are expecting twins on 'Good Morning America'. All seemed well until a critic of the 'Million Dollar Baby' star said in the comments, "AREN'T YOU LIKE 50 YRS OLD? Gonna be in your 70's when they graduate college. MIGHT live to see their wedding, maybe." Rossum intervened to defend Swank from the troll, responding with the abbreviation "Gfy", meaning "Go F**k Yourself."
Several Instagram users praised the response, with one person commenting, "@emmy exactly! What a miserable person they are! Women have children at all different points in their lives for many reasons." Another individual chimed in, "@emmy I agree.. double that GFY !!!!!!!!!!"
A third commented, "Exactly what Fiona would say and I'm here for it," referring to the character Rossum played on the tv show 'Shameless' for nine seasons. During her 'GMA' announcement, Swank said it "was so nice to be able to talk" about her pregnancy. "I'm so happy to share it with you, and with America right now, this is something that I've been wanting for a long time, and my next thing is I'm going to be a mom," she said.
Swank appeared on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' the following day and revealed that she was two months pregnant and "feeling great right now." She added that although the cast of her new show, 'Alaska Daily', were unaware of her pregnancy until after her appearance on 'GMA', she did alter her character's wardrobe. She said, "But my clothes started not to fit so I had to, the other day... cut [my jeans] open. And then I put a jacket on that wasn't in continuity."
"And [they] came and said: 'That's not in continuity.' I said: 'Oh, I think it works.' 'It doesn't.' 'No, it does. I'm going to make it work.' She's like: 'If you're an executive producer, you can do it, but this is weird,'" Swank said. "It's a total miracle. It's unbelievable," the 'I am Mother' actor stated about being pregnant with two babies.