Rose McGowan just dropped the mic on all types of political figures!
The Jawbreaker star attended a political gala on Sunday hosted by No Labels, an organization aiming to bridge the gap between Democrats and Republicans!
McGowan was invited as a guest, but live-tweeted her plan to “annihilate” the evening’s events — and annihilate, she did!
The 42-year-old then gave a surprise speech SLAMMING the attendees, calling them a bunch of “old privileged white men” and “rich white male republicans,” saying:
“In short, I am an American. And I do see nonpartisanship, but I’ve heard this stuff for years. For years! And what I see is this very, very white room, which is shocking and leads me to believe that maybe you don’t actually integrate with my America. That breaks my heart because you guys are the ones that are supposed to be brave.”
After pointing out that every Republican voted down equal pay for women and adding that she volunteers at Walter Reed, McGowan sums it up simply for the room, continuing:
“I would say to you: 1) Get out of my body; 2) Equal pay for women; 3) Integrate! You cannot make laws for America without knowing it. People coming up and complaining to you. If that’s your integration, people, I don’t understand what that is.”
Also at the event was CNN political reporter Sara Murray, who posted about the awkward moment on her Twitter, sharing:
So basically Rose McGowan stood up, insulted the room and stormed out. Quite a way to cap off a night promoting bipartisanship
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sara Murray (@SaraMurray) October 12, 2015
It turns out the actress recorded the entire speech on her phone, which she posted to her Facebook, captioning:
“I hijacked a Republican & Democratic gala tonight. I fought back after two hours of listening to old privileged white men discuss what Americans want without being integrated with any America that I know.”
Listen to McGowan’s passionate speech in the video (below)!
I hijacked a Republican & Democratic gala tonight. I fought back. After two hours of listening to old privileged white men discuss what Americans want without being integrated with any America that I know. These men, who VOTED DOWN EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN, who VOTED AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE, and VOTED AGAINST THEIR CONSTITUENT’S BEST INTERESTS, we’re so comfortable phoning in these pandering, masturbatory speeches- I knew I had to act. So I stepped the fuck up. After years of volunteering for candidates, and stumping for those who aren’t standing for me… I took back my power. My power is my voice. Tonight I used my voice. My heart was racing, but I did it anyway. And I walked out with my fist held high. The scene: At the end of a long night of listening to Joe Lieberman and Senator Lindsey Graham, and then about twenty other Uber white one percenter politicians, they decided to have the “celebrities” in the crowd stand up. We were the last people who had to be clapped for, it was out the door for these egos right after my asinine turn to be on display. I held my hand up straight in the air and REFUSED to put it down until I could speak. They weren’t calling on me, but I think it may have been ex-senator Evan Bayh who said to let me speak. It may have been. I don’t know, all the blood was rushing to my face and my heart was so loud in my ears. But I spoke. Oh boy did I speak.Fuck. I went hard. Needless to say I have been DISinvited from the political hoopla happening tomorrow.I had to.
Posted by Rose Mcgowan on Sunday, October 11, 2015
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