Thursday, January 28, 2016

Julie Delpy apologizes for saying African Americans have it easier than women in Hollywood because 'people don't bash them'

What she said sounds realistic to me  -- but realism is no excuse, apparently

Julie Delpy is the latest actor to issue a statement apologizing for her response to a question about the lack of diversity at this year's Academy Awards.

'I’m very sorry for how I expressed myself,' Delpy told Entertainment Weekly about comments she made last week.

'It was never meant to diminish the injustice done to African American artists or to any other people that struggle for equal opportunities and rights, on the contrary.

'All I was trying to do is to address the issues of inequality of opportunity in the industry for women as well (as I am a woman).'

Appearing at the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of her film Weiner-Dog on Friday, Delpy said that African Americans have it easier in Hollywood than women because 'people don't bash them.'

Delpy told The Wrap; 'Two years ago, I said something about the Academy being very white male, which is the reality, and I was slashed to pieces by the media.'

She then added; 'It’s funny - women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash them afterward.'

Delpy also said on Friday; 'It’s the hardest to be a woman. Feminists is something people hate above all. Nothing worse than being a woman in this business. I really believe that.'

In her apology Delpy also said; 'I never intended to underestimate anyone else’s struggle! We should stay alert and united and support each other to change this unfair reality and don’t let anyone sabotage our common efforts by distorting the truth.'

She then closed out the statement by saying; 'Again I’m so sorry for this unfortunate misunderstanding, people who know me, know very well that I can’t stand inequality and injustice of any kind.'



Anonymous said...

the injustice done to African American artists

Just because blacks did not happen to appear in well received movies this year is not evidence of injustice !

Bird of Paradise said...

Not happy that 12 YEARS A SLAVE took last years Best Picture Oscar despite the fact 2 of the judges never saw it WHINE,WHINE,WHINE that's their common sound they make these days

Anonymous said...

Stop bitching and rise above the criticism. Everybody gets criticised but some, especially the minorities choose to take it personal. Nobody it criticised more than a white male.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like she is correct in her thoughts. she was bashed just for insinuating AA did not have it as bad as woman. They do seem to get some protection from the media and PC crowd.

Anonymous said...

Hollywood ain't the only film/movie "mecca" in the world!

Alpha Skua said...

Snivel,snivel,snivel,whine,whine,whine That's all these liberals ever do these days

Anonymous said...

Apparently there is a correct hierarchy of who has it worse.
Of course, white males are at the bottom.

The Mystery Man said...

In the East, the Far East, when a person is sentenced to death, they're sent to a place where they can't escape, never knowing when an executioner will step up behind them and fire a bullet into the back of their head. It could be days, weeks, or even years after the death sentence has been prononunced. This uncertainty adds an exquisite element of torture to the sitution, don't you think? It's been a pleasure talking to you.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

When ever theres a exiction of a convicted murderer Liberals gather outside the prison and light candles for the condemned thug and idiots parade through the streets carrying dumb signs(Like they did with Robert Alton Harris)and the idiot media gives them front page coverage as well as the talking heads

Ibis, the bird of ancient knowledge, said...

Despite all surface appearances, the world is fair, as it should be, and naturally regulated.

Only those whose hearts lean to the left and who walk the left hand path think that reality is unfair.