Mayim Bialik Hits Back at Man Who Shamed Her for Talking About Religion

Mayim Bialik
Mayim Bialik took to Facebook to address someone who chastised her for talking about religion in a recent interview Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Trendy or not, Mayim Bialik will not be shamed for talking about her beliefs. Earlier this week, the Big Bang Theory actress opened up about her thoughts on religion, telling Fox411 that she's gotten a lot of "negative attention" for being a person of faith. And one man apparently decided to help prove her point.

Bialik, 39, took to Facebook on Tuesday, Aug. 25, to address someone who'd criticized her for talking about a "private matter" in the public eye.

"To the man who admonished me for discussing religion bc it's '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. "And also, I'm Jewish. It's not just my religion. It's my ethnicity and peoplehood. It's public whether I like it or not!"

Fans offered their support in the comments section on her post, praising her for being open and honest. Some said she'd inspired them to research Judaism, while others pointed out that many people want to share their beliefs. 

Bialik, for one, has never shied away from talking about her faith. She even wrote a blog post about why she wears a Star of David necklace. "It felt like a statement," she wrote on her Kveller and GrokNation sites. "Gold armor around my neck: the way I show that I am Jewish and that I am not afraid to be so."

The Blossom alum isn't deterred by naysayers, either. "I think in general it's never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles," she told Fox411. "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."

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