Sydney Sweeny hits back at 'disgusting' trolls for sending screenshots of her 'Euphoria' nude scenes to her family

'It got to the point where they were tagging my family. My cousins don’t need that. It’s completely disgusting and unfair,' Sydney Sweeny said

Sydney Sweeny hits back at 'disgusting' trolls for sending screenshots of her 'Euphoria' nude scenes to her family
Sydney Sweeney attends the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Sydney Sweeney is facing trolls after screenshots of naked scenes in 'Euphoria' were circulated among her family members. The 25-year-old is taken aback by the fact that the type of sexualization depicted in the show she is now starring in has occurred in real life, but it isn't going to stop her.

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“It got to the point where they were tagging my family. My cousins don’t need that. It’s completely disgusting and unfair,” the 'Everything Sucks' star, who is cast in the HBO show as Cassie Howard, told GQ Magzine in an interview.

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“You have a character that goes through the scrutiny of being a sexualized person at school and then an audience that does the same thing," but it will not deter her from continuing to perform nude scenes in her career. “I think it’s ridiculous. I’m an artist, I play characters. It makes me want to play characters that piss people off more,” she said.

The Washington girl, Sweeney suffered from acne so badly as a teenager that she once took the drastic step of covering her face with toothpaste as a last resort, resulting in horrific rashes for days. Her body would wage silent wars on her in other, more complex ways as well, she said in the interview. “I had boobs before other girls and I felt ostracized for it,” Sweeney said. “I was embarrassed and I never wanted to change in the locker room. I think that I put on this weird persona other people had of me because of my body. So I did play every sport and I studied really hard and I did everything that people wouldn’t think I would do, to show them that my body doesn’t define who I am,” she claimed.

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'The Voyeurs' star told the Independent earlier this year, that there is “a stigma against actresses who get naked on screen.” “When a guy has a sex scene or shows his body, he still wins awards and gets praise. But the moment a girl does it, it’s completely different,” Sweeny said.

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After the show aired, screen grabs of her character, Cassie's naked scenes were smeared across social media. Sweeney only discovered this after her younger brother was tagged in the posts. “That was the most hurtful thing that anybody could do,” she said. “What I do is completely separate from my family. My character is completely separate to me. It’s just so disrespectful and distressing,” the star added.

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Sweeny landed her first role as Lisa in 'Zombies of Mass Destruction' when she was 11 years old. Her family relocated to Los Angeles when she was 13 years old, where she took roles in films that were "not even good indies" just to prove she was working. Her parents gave up their family home and eventually moved into a motel because they couldn't afford the rent in LA.

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Sweeny also guest-starred in 'Pretty Little Liars' before moving ahead with 'The Handmaid's Tale', and 'Sharp Objects'. 'The White Lotus' actress is also a two-time Emmy award nominee who also appeared in 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'.

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