She may have played a character named Rose, but she's got some thorns if you mess with her!
Kate Winslet's image has been attacked by a group called Fathers4Justice who have used the actress' photo along with a quote that reads "Kate, every child deserves their father this Christmas".
Something which we absolutely agree with!
The actress' comments were originally made by Kate Winslet an interview where she said at one point:
"My kids don’t go back and forth; none of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads – my children live with me; that is it. That is it!"
Fathers4Justice and Winslet's agent recently had a conversation, and the organization agreed to put a halt to the campaign…for now.
Here's what the campaign director of Fathers4Justice said:
"Kate Winslet brought her children/parenting arrangements into the public domain with her comments, not Fathers4Justice. We believe the content of the advert is accurate, balanced and reflective of the comments she made. What we have referred to in the advert is a direct quote from Ms Winslet herself, a statement she put in the public domain through a lengthy self promotional interview in Octobers Vogue magazine. The final copy of which Ms Winslet would have no doubt seen prior to publication. Ms Winslets comments on shared parenting were then quoted worldwide by numerous newspapers, who also took issue with them. Of course if Ms Winslet is now saying, through her legal team who are threatening Fathers4Justice, that the Vogue article is inaccurate and that Vogue mis-quoted her, then that is something she needs to take up with them and not us."
We agree that Kate Winslet did make the comments, but what she said did not indicate she doesn't allow her children to see their father.
Something which the Fathers4Justice ad campaign portrays. We think what Winslet meant was that her kids' lives aren't uprooted by their parents divorce, and they are able to live a stable life, but are also able to have a relationship with both of their parents.
We'll be waiting to see if this ad campaign is put to a grinding halt, like we think it should be, or if they will continue it despite the threat of legal problems down the road!
[Image via WENN.]