Charmed alum, Rose McGowan has taken to Twitter to clarify some comments she made about the #MeToo movement in an interview with U.K.’s Sunday Times Magazine last Sunday. The actress according to reports was quoted to have called the movement ‘bullshit”.
In a statement posted by the actress on her Twitter handle, she explained her comments as something not about the #MeToo movement, but rather aimed at Hollywood and Time’s Up. She wrote, “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 survivals and their experiences, that cannot be taken away.”
She then posted two videos, where she applauded the authenticity of the #MeToo movement, “I’m just here to say that #MeToo is important, it’s honest and it’s our experience. It is not a lie,” she says to the camera. “For some reason there are people in the media that will try to bring it down, but I say stand strong. Again, it is simply our shared experience. That is what #MeToo is and it is beautiful as we are.”
McGowan since the inception of the #MeToo movement has been at its forefront running for the past year with her own Harvey Weinstein rape case. In 2017, Time recognized McGowan as one of the Silence breakers, the Magazine’s Person of the Year, for speaking about sexual assault and harassment. In September this year, she made history by becoming the first female recipient of the GQ Inspiration Award, as part of her outspoken nature with sexual assault and harassment.