Natalie Portman criticized for Oscars dress
American actress, Rose McGowen, criticizes Natalie Portman for Oscars outfit.
Los Angeles (13th Feb, 2020): American actress and #MeToo activist, Rose McGowen, allegedly dismissed Natalie Portman as a “fraud”.
According to reports, the Charmed star has criticized the Black Swan actor for her Oscar dress, which was especially embroidered with names of female filmmakers who had been overlooked for the best director nominations.
McGowen took to Facebook to criticize Portman as a “fraud”. She argued that the red carpet look of protest was “deeply offensive” for people who “actually do the work”. She added that she does not feel “bitterness” rather her post is “out of disgust”.
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The Scream actress stated that while the black cape designed by Dior with the names of the female directors who had been snubbed by the jury, had gotten “rave reviews” from the media it was nothing more than “an actress acting the part” of an individual who cares for the cause.
Natalie, you have worked with two female directors in your very long career — one of them was you. You have a production company that has hired exactly one female director — you.
According to reports, the Star Wars actress in a statement to AFP, agreed that she does not deserve to be called brave.
I agree with Ms McGowan that it is inaccurate to call me 'brave' for wearing a garment with women's names on it. Brave is a term I more strongly associate with actions like those of the women who have been testifying against Harvey Weinstein the last few weeks, under incredible pressure.
Moreover, Portman added that while she has not worked with very many female directors, she is striving to do better. While she stated that she would have liked to work with more, she also argued against the challenges female directors have to face in the largely male-dominated industry. Additionally, even though Portman has indirectly applauded McGowen and others for standing up against Weinstein for sexual assault, the latter feels Portman and actresses alike have done little for the cause, to effect change.
McGowen concluded the post by stating that unless Natalie Portman and her fellow actresses decide to step up, they should not indulge in activism.
Until you and your fellow actresses get real, do us all a favor and hang up your embroidered activist cloak, it doesn't hang right.
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