Mayim Bialik Hits Back at Critics Who Slammed Her for Talking About 'Private Matter' of Her Faith: 'It's Public Whether I Like It or Not!'

Mayim Bialik isn’t backing down.

The Emmy-nominated Big Bang Theory star took to Facebook to defend herself after receiving backlash for an interview she gave Fox 411 last week, in which she said it wasn’t “trendy” to be religious in Hollywood.

Mayim Bialik on Her Jewish Faith Not Being 'Trendy' in Hollywood: 'I've Gotten a Lot of Negative Attention for Visiting Israel'

Mayim Bialik says it’s hard to be religious in Hollywood.

“I think in general it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” Bialik told Fox 411 in an interview published Friday.

Bialik, 39, is of the Jewish faith and opened up about some serious backlash she received after a recent trip to Israel.

Mayim Bialik's Father Has Died: Big Bang Theory Star Is Deeply Mourning Her 'Abba'

Mayim Bialik’s beloved father, Barry Bialik, has died.

The Big Bang Theory actress, 39, shared the news on her Kveller blog Tuesday, explaining on the Jewish parenting site that he died on the second to last day of Passover, earlier this month.

The Big Bang Theory: Look Who Visited Sheldon and Amy

What Made The Big Bang Theory Star Mayim Bialik Cry?

Mayim Bialik stars in CBS’s hit series, The Big Bang Theory but the 39-year-old actor doesn’t even own a TV. She admits she still gets starstruck, gets sentimental about her two young sons, and a few other things when he chatted with PEOPLE this week about “one last thing” …

Last song I sang
It was [Meghan Trainor’s] All About That Bass, yesterday in my house. The only people that get to hear me sing songs like that are either my sons [Miles, 9, and Fred, 6] or myself. I know all the words. I’m the mom that sings along to Katy Perry.

Mayim Bialik Doesn't Like Frozen, Isn't Afraid to Tell You Why

Give credit to Mayim Bialik: She has the courage to take a controversial stance that challenges the deeply held beliefs of many Americans.

Of course, we’re talking about Frozen.

12 Pieces of Appropriately Geeky Big Bang Theory Trivia

The cast of The Big Bang Theory is on the cover of PEOPLE this week (on newsstands Friday), and as the show enters its eighth season (it’s been renewed through season 10), we’ve gathered some handy trivia to pull out at viewing parties, Comic-Cons, or anywhere BBT fans may assemble. Use it wisely.

How the Stars of The Big Bang Theory Forged Incredible Friendships

They’re on the biggest show on TV, but the stars of The Big Bang Theory say neither fame nor their new, have changed them.

“Everybody’s got their feet on the ground, so it doesn’t feel that much different than day one,” star Simon Helberg, 33, tells PEOPLE in its new issue, on newsstands Friday.

Why The Big Bang Theory Should Win an Emmy

With apologies to Modern Family, it’s time for the Pritchett-Dunphy clan to step aside.

Big Bang Theory Actors Set to Earn $1 Million an Episode