Meryl Streep Responds to Rose McGowan’s ‘Hypocrisy’ Tweet
Last week, it was reported that many 2018 Golden Globes attendees would wear black in solidarity against the sexual harassment and assault allegations taking over Hollywood. In response, Rose McGowan slammed what she called the “hypocrisy” of the symbolic gesture, posting a since-deleted tweet calling out Meryl Streep, in particular. Now, Streep has responded to the tweet with a lengthy statement, saying she was hurt by McGowan’s words and did not know about Weinstein.
“It hurt to be attacked by Rose McGowan in banner headlines this weekend, but I want to let her know I did not know about Weinstein’s crimes, not in the ’90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others,” Streep said in a statement to the Huffington Post. “I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.”
Streep went on to detail her working relationship with Weinstein, saying that she had only been to his office once, with Wes Craven, and that he primarily distributed films she made with other people. The Oscar-winning actress added that not every actor who worked on films distributed by his company, Miramax, knew about what was happening.
“[Weinstein] needed us not to know this, because our association with him bought him credibility, an ability to lure young, aspiring women into circumstances where they would be hurt,” she said. “He needed me much more than I needed him and he made sure I didn’t know.”
McGowan was one of the first women to speak out against Weinstein and has become one of Hollywood’s leading voices in the sexual misconduct reckoning. But her comments about Streep drew some criticism of their own when actress Amber Tamblyn said she did “not support any woman (or man) shaming or taunting the movements of other women who are trying to create change,” despite supporting McGowan as a friend.
Streep concluded her response to McGowan by revealing that she made sure the Scream actress had her phone number, and that she’d love to talk it out. “I am truly sorry she sees me as an adversary, because we are both, together with all the women in our business, standing in defiance of the same implacable foe: a status quo that wants so badly to return to the bad old days, the old ways where women were used, abused, and refused entry into the decision-making, top levels of the industry,” Streep wrote. “That’s where the cover-ups convene. Those rooms must be disinfected, and integrated, before anything even begins to change.”
McGowan, for her part, has apologized for a line in her original tweet telling the women at the Globes to wear Marchesa, the brand co-founded by Weinstein’s estranged wife, Georgina Chapman. “The Marchesa line was beneath me and I’m sorry for that.,” she wrote. “Seeing that picture of Alyssa Milano with GC has ignited something in me that I can’t quite articulate. There is no map for this road I’m on, I will f*ck up. Peace be with you, go with Goddess.”
Read Meryl Streep’s statement in full on the Huffington Post‘s website.
(photos via Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TNT + Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for TCM)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)