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‘FRAUD’: Rose McGowan Rips Natalie Portman Over ‘Girl Power’ Oscar Dress In Brutal Facebook Post: ‘I’m Writing Out Of Disgust’

By  Amanda Prestigiacomo
   DailyWire.com
Rose McGowan attends the Q Awards 2019 at The Roundhouse on October 16, 2019 in London, England.//Natalie Portman arrives at the 2019 ELLE Women In Hollywood at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 14, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
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On Tuesday night, Rose McGowan called fellow actress Natalie Portman a “fraud” for her pro-female fashion statement at the 2020 Oscars.

As noted by The Daily Wire, Portman showed off a designer cape emblazoned with the names of female directors the actress said were snubbed from the award show.

“I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year, in my subtle way,” Portman explained on the red carpet on Sunday night.

The designer cape scored major points with Portman’s Hollywood peers, save McGowan.

In a lengthy Facebook post, McGowan branded the “Black Swan” actress a “fraud” who only cares about herself, posing as “someone who cares.”

“Some thoughts on Natalie Portman and her Oscar ‘protest.’ The kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media for its bravery. Brave? No, not by a long shot,” criticized McGowan. “More like an actress acting the part of someone who cares. As so many of them do.”

The actress went on to call Portman’s activism “deeply offensive to those of us who actually do the work,” noting that she’s “writing out of disgust.”

“Natalie, you have worked with two female directors in your very long career — one of them was you,” wrote McGowan. “You have a production company that has hired exactly one female director — you.”

“You are the problem,” she continued. “Lip service is the problem. Fake support of other women is the problem.”

McGown recalled listening to Portman speak at a “Women in Film” event: “I quickly realized you and the other women speakers (and that joke of an organization) are just … frauds. You say nothing, you do nothing,” she said.

McGowan closed by urging Portman to “stop pretending you’re some kind of champion for anything other than yourself,” adding, “Until you and your fellow actresses get real, do us all a favor and hang up your embroidered activist cloak, it doesn’t hang right.”

Some thoughts on Natalie Portman and her Oscar ‘protest.’ The kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream…

Posted by Rose McGowan on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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Some thoughts on Natalie Portman and her Oscar ‘protest.’ The kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media for its bravery. Brave? No, not by a long shot. More like an actress acting the part of someone who cares. As so many of them do.

I find Portman’s type of activism deeply offensive to those of us who actually do the work. I’m not writing this out of bitterness, I am writing out of disgust.

I just want her and other actresses to walk the walk.

Natalie, you have worked with two female directors in your very long career- one of them was you. You have a production company that has hired exactly one female director- you.

What is it with actresses of your ilk? You ‘A-listers’ (🤮) could change the world if you’d take a stand instead of being the problem. Yes, you, Natalie. You are the problem. Lip service is the problem. Fake support of other women is the problem.

As I wrote in my book Brave, what goes on behind the screen, goes onscreen, goes into the world. And it’s a pervasive sickness that needs its own medicine.
What you do affects the world, Natalie. As does what you do not do.

I am singling you out because you are the latest in a long line of actresses who are acting the part of a woman who cares about other women. Actresses who supposedly stand for women, but in reality do not do much at all. Of course women in the world will keep buying the perfumes you promote, the movies you make, and think they’re buying into who you are. But who are you?

I was at a Women in Film event that you spoke at once, Natalie. You reeled off depressing statistics and then we all went back to our salads. I quickly realized you and the other women speakers (and that joke of an organization) are just… frauds. You say nothing, you do nothing.

There is no law that says you need to hire women, work with women, or support women. By all means, you do you. But I am saying stop pretending you’re some kind of champion for anything other than yourself.

As for me, I’ll be over here raising my voice and fighting for change without any compensation. That is activism.

Until you and your fellow actresses get real, do us all a favor and hang up your embroidered activist cloak, it doesn’t hang right.

🪐 RM

Related: Natalie Portman’s ‘Girl Power’ Oscar Dress Sparks Mockery

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