Earlier, actress Rose McGowan tore down famous transgender figure Caitlyn Jenner in a Twitter rant. As the Inquisitr reported, the actress slammed Caitlyn Jenner for receiving the woman of the year award.
So why did McGowan take her frustration out on Jenner? Well, according to Us Weekly, the actress wasn’t happy with Jenner’s acceptance speech on why it’s hard being a woman. On November 9, at the Glamour Award ceremony, the famous transgender said that the “hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear.”
It’s said that the comment was lighthearted, but McGowan didn’t take it that way and hit to Twitter to slam Caitlyn Jenner for speaking from a “life of male privilege.”
“Caitlyn Jenner you do not understand what being a woman is about at all. You want to be a woman and stand with us — well learn us. We are more than deciding what to wear. We are more than the stereotypes foisted upon us by people like you. You’re a woman now? Well f*****g learn that we have had a VERY different experience than your life of male privilege.”
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) November 2, 2015
To get her point across, McGowan included graphic images of Nicole Brown, O.J. Simpson’s deceased wife, covered in bruises. She included other images of women being terrorized.
She went on to say, “Woman of the year? No, not until you wake up and join the fight. Being a woman comes with a lot of baggage. The weight of unequal history. You’d do well to learn it. You’d do well to wake up. Woman of the year? Not by a long f*****g shot.”
Now, after receiving backlash for her Twitter tirade against Jenner, McGowan has decided to come forward to defend herself against the claims that she’s transphobic.
— i-D (@i_D) November 18, 2015
McGowan took to Twitter to post a lengthy note to defend her stance while opening her mind to Caitlyn Jenner’s plight.
“Let me take this moment to point out that I am not, nor will I ever be, transphobic. The idea is laughable. Disliking something a trans person has said is no different than disliking something a man has said or that a woman has said. Being trans doesn’t make one immune from criticism.”
She also said that she recognizes that it’s not easy to be a public figure, and says that Caitlyn Jenner probably doesn’t have it any easier, but because of this, it doesn’t “absolve her of her responsibility.”
In the end, McGowan said, “I’d be thrilled to fight alongside Caitlyn Jenner. I just want her to know there is a monumental fight to be had.”
Even though Rose McGowan offered up an explanation, some people weren’t buying it.
@rosemcgowan If you think that trans women live with “male privilege”, you are part of the problem.
— LipglossThruMyVeins (@AstridKitten76) November 17, 2015
@rosemcgowan It’s too late, damage done.
— Ashleigh D (@WebNinjaAsh) November 17, 2015
@rosemcgowan Rose you know she won the Transgender category and there were several other women of the year
— IG: MrsKellyPierce (@MrsKellyPierce) November 17, 2015
@rosemcgowan i don’t think anyone have right to deny transgender, if we as a woman want other people respect us more as a woman, guide them.
— meg da snake (@meg_da_snake) November 18, 2015
This isn’t the only time Rose McGowan has received attention on social media. The actress spoke up against the sexist casting call she received for Adam Sandler’s movie. When she exposed that the female lead was just looked at as an object with no qualities other than to be sexualized, McGowan received praise online. Then, she revealed that she had been fired by her agent after her tweet went viral.
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