Rose McGowan Sounds Off On Hollywood’s Red Carpet Pageantry: ‘It Feels Like Visual Rape’

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Rose McGowan NEVER shies away from her true feelings!

In an essay for the Hollywood Reporter, Rose spoke out on the tradition of red carpet glamour and the #AskHerMore movement. The message couldn’t have come at a better time considering award show season is just around the corner.

Related: Rose Wants The Media To Ignore Donald Trump!

According to McGowan, Hollywood has a BIG problem with how it treats its female celebrities on the red carpet. Not only does the actress have a problem with “professionally done hair and makeup,” but she also finds fault with reporters’ lack of intelligent questions.

Obviously, it goes without saying that the outspoken gal refuses to take part in the pageantry, and she may never do a red carpet ever again. How very Miley Cyrus of her!

Speaking on her “defiance,” the celeb explained:

“My experience on the red carpet has been a journey of defiance, then one-of-a-kind acquiescence and finally a refusal to play by invented rules passed down through an aged system. Who says I need to have my hair and makeup professionally done? Who says I need to pay someone to make me look like an odd beauty pageant version of myself? The selling of a self I do not recognize, to publicize a self that wasn’t me, stopped making sense. Whether it is known to those inside of Hollywood, it looks very antiquated.”

Well, there’s definitely more than enough evidence of Rose bucking the system — in April of this year the 43-year-old wore sneakers on the red carpet and back in 1998 the star wore a NSFW dress made of BEADS to the VMAs.

Following the takedown of red carpet looks, R.M. also went on to skewer the interview portion of award shows:

“One of the last red carpets that I did, the Entertainment Tonight correspondent asked me if I, like Cate Blanchett, felt it was inappropriate for the camera to pan up and down my body. I told her that it felt like visual rape. I’m fairly sure my response didn’t make it to air. The whole reason #AskHerMore exists as a hashtag says more about media idiocy than anything else. Red-carpet “reporters” should consider just being semi-intelligent and not making every question one of inanity. Maybe then we could be beyond a hashtag.”

Damn! Tell us how you really feel, Ms. McGowan!

In the final portion of her essay, the celeb expressed how actresses are unnecessarily “brainwashed,” a phenomena she hopes will change one day:

“It’s highly unlikely that I will walk a red carpet this awards season, but if I do, I will do my own makeup and dress. I’m an adult and I’ve known how to for a long time. Here’s the secret actresses and actors need to know: So can they. Hollywood hair and makeup people tend to make actresses, myself included, look like Trump contestants. Not a good look. Actresses are just brainwashed and part of the machine. They don’t realize they don’t have to be. I don’t think Hollywood has ever seen the likes of me.”

So, do YOU agree with Rose’s thoughts?

[Image via WENN.]

Sep 16, 2016 11:56am PDT

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