Uh oh! It looks like Rose McGowan is doing some MAJOR backpedaling in regards to the insulting comments she recently made about gay men!
In a recent interview with the writer (and gay!) Bret Easton Ellis, Rose made some very gross generalizations about gay men which understandably pissed off a lot of people. Basically, Rose called gay men 'misognyists' along with a bunch of other offensive characterizations.
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In the interview, Rose said:
"Gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so. I have an indictment of the gay community right now, I'm actually really upset with them. You wanna talk about the fact that I have heard nobody in the gay community, no gay males, standing up for women on any level?"
Hmmm, I'm sure there are a lot of gay men who would disagree with Rose!
The actress added:
"And I have seen not a single peep from these people, who supposedly represent lesbians as well… when the equal pay act was shut down by Republicans in the Senate, not a single man mentioned that. I see now people who have basically fought for the right to stand on top of a float wearing an orange speedo and take molly [MDMA]."
What the what!? Gay men are only known for orange speedos and molly?! Rose, oh, Rose.
After Rose's comments majorly angered the LGBT community, she took to Twitter to apologize.
"I was pissed off when I said that, obvs a gross over generalization, for which I apologize. But my point stands. Could I have articulated my frustration in a better fashion? Undoubtedly. For that I apologize, but I stand by the overall point. Where does it say that because of a man's sexual preference, I don't get to point out a group's character defects? It's a human rights issue. Misogyny endangers me as a human. It also endangers the LGBT community."
Eh, while we're glad Rose apologized for her offensive generalizations, we don't think this is a full on apology! Basically, McGowan still stands by her point that men are apathetic to women's rights.
So, what do YOU think about Rose's apology?
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