- Rose McGowan has clarified on Twitter an interview she did with UK’s Sunday Times Magazine, in which she’s quoted saying the #MeToo Movement is “bull—-” and “a lie.”
- “I never said #MeToo is a lie. Ever. I was talking about Hollywood and Time’s Up,” the actress tweeted on Sunday.
Following an interview in which Rose McGowan is quoted as saying that the #MeToo movement is “bull—-” and “a lie,” the actress, who has been one of the loudest voices of the movement, has taken to Twitter to clarify her comments.
On the same day that an interview with McGowan ran in the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine, in which her disparaging comments about #MeToo are included, the actress tweeted on Sunday that she is still very much a supporter of the movement.
“I never said #MeToo is a lie. Ever. I was talking about Hollywood and Time’s Up,” the actress tweeted, referring to the movement against sexual harassment formed by celebrities in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the revelations that followed from #MeToo.
I never said #MeToo is a lie. Ever. I was talking about Hollywood and Time’s Up, not #MeToo. Ugh. I’m so tired of erroneous sh*tstorms. #MeToo is about survivors and their experiences, that cannot be taken away.
— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) October 7, 2018
McGowan then followed that with two brief video tweets, again, praising #MeToo.
“#MeToo is important, it’s honest, and it’s our experience. It is not a lie,” she said in the first video.
Followed by another where she said, “For some reason there are people in the media who will try to bring it down, but I say stand strong. Again, it’s simply our shared experience. That is what #MeToo is, and it’s beautiful, as are we.”
— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) October 8, 2018
In the Sunday Times Magazine story, McGowan is quoted as saying that she felt those in Hollywood who supported #MeToo were not supporting her.
“I just think they’re douchebags,” she said. “They’re not champions. I just think they’re losers. I don’t like them. How do I explain the fact that I got a GQ Man of the Year award and no women’s magazines and no women’s organisations have supported me?”
McGowan also claimed in the interview that she has been excluded from “MeToo campaign lunches” and “survivor brunches.”
“And I don’t want to go, because it’s all bull—,” she said. “It’s a lie. It’s a Band-Aid lie to make them feel better. I know these people, I know they’re lily-livered, and as long as it looks good on the surface, to them, that’s enough.”
McGowan also added that it’s “literally impossible” that Meryl Streep didn’t know about the allegations against Weinstein before they went public, as Streep has claimed. She also said in the interview that she doesn’t plan on acting anymore, stating that the film industry is a “disgusting” world.
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