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Although it wasn’t the first time “Insecure” actress Yvonne Orji revealed her status as a virgin, social media took particular interest in the topic recently.

The 33-year-old actress again discussed her decision to stay abstinent until marriage in a recent interview with PEOPLE on Wednesday.

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“Before any of [the fame] happened, I sat down with myself and with God and thought, when I make it, how do you want me to represent you while I’m here?” The HBO star says she answered her own question: “’It was like, OK, I know why I’m here. It’s to make you proud.’”

Social media users hid behind their laptops to ridicule her for a choice that is very personal and exclusive to her spirituality.

But a few people challenged the ideal of why it’s so troublesome to make fun of her decision:

The actress first revealed that she was saving herself for marriage during a 2016 Breakfast Club interview, to the shock of many of her fans. Orji plays “Molly,” a beautiful, intelligent lawyer who is successful in the courtroom, but not so lucky when it comes to love. Her character is one of the most sexually liberated characters  on the show.

A woman should feel empowered to make whatever choice she wants when it pertains to her body, and all other opinions and comments should cease to exist.

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