Actress Emmy Rossum said on Sunday that supporters of President-elect Donald Trump have been sending her anti-Semitic messages.
The "Shameless" star tweeted that she has received messages “threatening to send me & my ‘ilk’ to the gas chambers.”
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
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," she said. "Reporting you to twitter is not enough. Back off."
Rossum expressed her disappointment with Trump's election victory earlier in the week.
It's hard to understand how so many l people saw something so differently than you did. It feels personal to so many.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 9, 2016
I am a woman. I am Jewish. I am marrying an Arab American. My sister in law is handicapped. I'm a victim of sexual violence. It's personal.— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 9, 2016
"I am a woman. I am Jewish. I am marrying an Arab American. My sister in law is handicapped. I'm a victim of sexual violence. It's personal," she said in a tweet, referring to offensive comments Trump made during his campaign.
Reports of hate crimes have skyrocketed since the election. As many 250 reports of hate crimes were filed with the Southern Poverty Law Center since Wednesday, the civil rights advocacy group said – roughly the amount they receive in a typical five or six month period.
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