Rose McGowan, one of the most vocal advocates of the #MeToo movement, now says the revolutionary reckoning that swept through Hollywood the past year is “bull.”
McGowan, 45, helped spark the movement last fall by going on the record with sexual assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The actress said Weinstein raped her in a hotel room in 1997 and blacklisted her career.
But days after the #MeToo movement’s first anniversary, the “Scream” actress said Hollywood’s battle against sexual assault in the entertainment industry is only skin-deep.
“It’s a lie. It’s a Band-Aid lie to make them feel better,” McGowan said during an interview with The Sunday Times in the U.K. “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 claimed she was shunned by the #MeToo community, frequently left out of the survivors’ brunches and campaign lunches, despite being one of the most outspoken members.
“I just think they’re douchebags. They’re not champions. I just think they’re losers. I don’t like them,” she said. “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?”
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Source: USA Today