Mayim Bialik: Hollywood is not friendly to people of faith
Mayim Bialik is best know for her role as “Blossom” on the NBC sitcom of the same name and as the quirky Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory,” but the 39-year-old is also known as a person of faith in Hollywood.
Bialik has consistently used her celebrity as a platform to support causes that are important to her and to share her message of modesty with her fans. At times that means upsetting a few people here and there.
Bialik, who is Jewish, recalled a recent trip to Israel that caused quite a stir on social media.
“I’ve gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel,” she told FOX411. She was visiting a friend in the Israel Defense Forces. “That’s what’s 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 whether I like it or not are serving in an army.”
She continued, “That reveals the truth. 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.”
While the threats she received were from fans, Bialik said the entertainment industry isn’t friendly to people of faith either.
“I think in general it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” she said candidly. “There are people I know of faith and we tend to congregate together. I study Jewish texts weekly. That’s something really positive to me when you’re a person of faith, it stays with you all the time.”
The California-native explained that while she doesn’t like “the bureaucracy of organized religion,” she does “believe in a power greater than” herself.
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