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Twitter explodes as liberal actress implies motherhood keeps women from living their 'fullest lives

Sarah Silverman arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Passengers" at the Village Theatre Westwood on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Liberal actress Sarah Silverman riled up social media users on Monday when she said that she decided not to have children because she chose to "live her fullest life" instead. When she received sharp criticism for implying that motherhood prevented women from being able to live their "fullest lives," she doubled down and offered an explanation for why she believed that was exactly the case.

"As a comic always working & on the road I have had to decide between motherhood & living my fullest life & I chose the latter," Silverman said.

She also remarked that fathers who travel have a different experience, and enjoy the luxury of coming home and being a "fun dad."

Many on Twitter didn't take kindly to either of Silverman's comments, saying that she was not only offending mothers by saying they were somehow living a lesser life, but that she also offended fathers for diminishing their roles.

This isn't the first time Silverman, a self-proclaimed "feminist," has made a controversial statement relating to modern-day feminism and gender. In 2015, Silverman tweeted out a list called "Ten Rape Prevention Tips" and urged her followers to send the list to all the men in their lives.

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