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Mayim Bialik Hits Back at Critics Who Slammed Her for Talking About 'Private Matter' of Her Faith: 'It's Public Whether I Like It or Not!'
Originally posted 08/26/2015 11:40AM
Mayim Bialik isn't backing down.
The Emmy-nominated Big Bang Theory star took to Facebook to defend herself after receiving backlash for an interview she gave Fox 411 last week, in which she said it wasn't "trendy" to be religious in Hollywood.
"To the man who admonished me for discussing religion bc its 'supposed to be a private matter': it is private until Fox news asks you about it because you're on a TV show," she wrote on Tuesday morning. "And also, I'm Jewish. It's not just about my religion. It's my ethnic and peoplehood. It's public whether I like it or not!"
Bialik told PEOPLE on Monday that she didn't see her comments to Fox 411 as "a negative thing."
Mayim Bialik on Her Jewish Faith Not Being 'Trendy' in Hollywood: 'I've Gotten a Lot of Negative Attention for Visiting Israel'
Originally posted 08/24/2015 03:35PM
Mayim Bialik says it's hard to be religious in Hollywood.
"I think in general it's never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles," Bialik told Fox 411 in an interview published Friday.
Bialik, 39, is of the Jewish faith and opened up about some serious backlash she received after a recent trip to Israel.
"I've gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel," she said, recalling a visit to a friend in the Israel Defense Forces. "That's what amazing. … Simply by going to Israel this summer and saying nothing more than, 'I've gone to Israel,' I got the same amount of hatred and threats and anti-Semitism for actually making a statement trying to support people [who] whether I like it or not are serving in an army."
"That reveals the truth," she continued. "It really doesn't matter what I support or believe; the fact that I'm Jewish and go there is enough – that should be alarming to most people."
Originally posted 07/16/2015 03:30PM
The Emmy nominations are in, which means there were some happily surprised (we're looking at you, Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany) and others undoubtedly disappointed (maybe next year, Big Bang Theory?).
Here's a look at the biggest snubs and surprises of the 2015 nominations:
Originally posted 05/29/2015 12:55AM
Cast and crew have from the CBS hit have raised more than $4 million to fund the first-ever university scholarship named after a TV show
Originally posted 05/02/2015 01:20AM
At least she had a teddy bear to hold on to.
Originally posted 04/21/2015 02:15PM
Mayim Bialik's beloved father, Barry Bialik, has died.
Originally posted 04/03/2015 10:30PM
Kaley Cuoco is taking matters into her own hands as she addresses rumors that she has split with husband Ryan Sweeting.
Originally posted 04/03/2015 03:40PM
The current wave of nostalgic reboots shows no signs of stopping.
The latest beloved series fans could get the chance to revisit? The Muppet Show, which has a remake in the works at ABC, PEOPLE can confirm.
As first reported by TVLine, The Big Bang Theory's executive producer Bill Prady will co-write and executive produce the project, tentatively titled Muppets 2015, and a pilot presentation will take place next month.
Originally posted 03/17/2015 08:00AM
Jim Parsons is one of those people. The Big Bang Theory star was a guest on Monday's The Tonight Show, where he explained to Jimmy Fallon how he's been getting on Rihanna's nerves while the pair are promoting their new movie Home.
Originally posted 03/16/2015 05:40PM
Sheldon Cooper would approve.
The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons unveiled his brand new wax figure for Madame Tussauds Orlando on Friday. The figure will be shipped – carefully! – to Florida for the attraction's grand opening on May 4.
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