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In the 12 months since Rose McGowan became one of the first women to publicly accuse movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, the actress has established a spot for herself at the forefront of the #MeToo movement.
McGowan has been outspoken, and at times controversial, in leading what is now a historic reckoning within the industry. But the 45-year-old actress and filmmaker now appears to be disenchanted with Hollywood’s war against sexual misconduct.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 3, 2018
In an interview with the British Sunday Times Magazine, McGowan criticized the entertainment industry and movements like Time’s Up, calling the efforts “bullsh-t” and “a lie.”
“I just think they’re douchebags,” McGowan said, referring to other celebrity #MeToo supporters in an interview published Sunday, according to The Post. “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 organizations have supported me?”
She also said she has been left out of “#MeToo campaign lunches or survivors’ brunches.”
“And I don’t want to go, because it’s all bullsh-t,” she said, according to The Post. “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.”
Rose McGowan really turned out to be the insufferable idiot I always thought she was. Who woulda thunk?
— 🎃👻 LushPox 👻🎃 (@LuxePosh) October 7, 2018
So after co-opting the #MeToo movement Rose McGowan is now saying the entire movement is bullshit I can’t believe the nerve of this bitch
— Petty Labelle (@extantem) October 7, 2018
After she received immediate criticism on Twitter, McGowan clarified that she never said #MeToo is a lie.
“I was talking about Hollywood and Time’s up, not #MeToo,” she wrote. “#MeToo is about survivors and their experiences, that cannot be taken away.”
Read the full story at The Washington Post
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