Ashley Judd Will Press Charges Against Twitter Haters Following Kentucky Game

Ashley Judd may be a big time actress, but a recent situation proved that even celebrities like her are not safe from gender hate on the internet. In addition to her Hollywood life, she is one of the biggest Kentucky fans and shows her love for the team over social media.

The actress received an unexpected amount of abuse over Twitter during Kentucky’s recent win over Arkansas following a comment that she made regarding the opposing team.

In response to the hateful and condescending remarks that she received during the game, Judd has decided that she will press charges in the hopes that this will not happen again.

Ashley Judd received the hateful tweets during the Southeastern Championship Game, which was played on Sunday. She made a comment about Arkansas playing dirty, admitting that she could have possibly chosen better words, but what followed were several insulting remarks, including being called multiple derogatory names for a female.

In an interview with NBC on The Today Show this morning, she said “The amount of gender violence that I experience is absolutely extraordinary. Everyone needs to take personal responsibility for what they write and not allowing this misinterpretation and shaming culture on social media to persist. And by the way, I’m pressing charges.”

There is a constant problem with women facing backlash as sports fans on the internet, and this proves that no one is safe from that type of treatment. People may think that celebrities don’t receive this type of treatment like other people do, but perhaps this incident will prove otherwise.

Ashley Judd, the actress currently in Insurgent, is a longtime fan of the Kentucky Wildcats and has an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Union College, located in Barbourville, Kentucky. Kentucky ended up winning their last game easily 78-63, and earned the No.1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament after finishing 34-0.

Tell US: What would you do if you were Ashley Judd? Will pressing charges make a difference?

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