Rose McGowan Says She Doesn’t Hate Meryl Streep, Drags Justin Timberlake

Rose McGowan is setting the records straight: she harbours no hatred for Meryl Streep.

According to E! News, the actress is clarifying her feelings for Streep who she harshly criticised last month following news that the legend and other stars would be wearing black to the 2018 Golden Globes Awards.

“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa,” McGowan had tweeted last month, referencing Streep’s relationship with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Streep responded with a lengthy statement, insisting that she never knew anything about Weinstein’s conduct in the industry, that their relationship had always been a professional one. And this stirred major reactions, with many people assuming that McGowan was speaking from a place of hate.

Now, the younger actress, who allegedly is one of Weinstein’s victims, has clarified that she doesn’t hate the legendary actress.

“You know, it’s not so much Meryl Streep specifically, it’s just more of the establishment,” McGowan told E! News in her documentary CITIZEN ROSE. “She released a statement and it was kinda shaming like ‘I didn’t know in the 1990s,’ or something that this happened to her. No, but you’ve been around for a long time too, longer than me. And you know, not this necessarily. But you know the score in Hollywood. I don’t know if she lives in such a rarified circle that nobody tells her anything, I can’t say. I don’t hate her. She’s a tremendous actress, she’s tremendously gifted, but anybody who kisses his ass is gross to me. Can’t help it. Sorry.”

She went forward to say that the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements are beginning to look like PR stunts. “I feel strongly that a lot of these women and men are well-meaning and well-intentioned, but you see I know where they meet at CAA. I know who’s behind it: CAA. And they’re trying to resurrect their image because I’ve accused them of human trafficking because they knowingly sent women to profit off of their bodies,” McGowan explained.

“So someone like Justin Timberlake showing up wearing a black shirt and taking a picture of Jessica Biel and hashtag something like, ‘Doesn’t my wife look hot?’ hastag #TimesUp. And then I wanna be like hashtag Woody Allen, that’s who you’re working with. So the thing is collectively it felt really wrong,” she continued, “When I tweeted about it, people think I’m sitting there in a rage, ‘Grrr.’ I was crying. I know that town, I know these people, I know what they do. I know what they were saying at that black dress meeting.”And she had more words for the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. “There’s a lack of sensitivity. There’s a lack of understanding with [what] this is truly about. There’s a lack of empathy. When I had to see articles about it’s so hard to find…for the stylists complaining how hard it was to find black dresses during spring’s fashion season. You know, like I say in the documentary, ‘I wasn’t born with enough middle fingers,” she said.

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