Rose McGowan Says She Was Slamming Hollywood, Not The #MeToo Movement

Rose McGowan blasts Hollywood

Ever since news broke about Harvey Weinstein's alleged behavior last fall, Rose McGowan has been speaking out in favor of women and learning to be open about harassment and assault. This weekend, however, the actress came under fire for some comments she made that seemingly slammed the #metoo movement. However, she is now clarifying her earlier words, noting,

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Rose McGowan is a woman who tweets often; therefore, following the news she had slammed #metoo, she took to social media to express what she was really saying. She says the comments that came out earlier this weekend were taken out of context and she's still on team #metoo, just less so a part of the Times Up movement in Hollywood.

The refutation comes a few day after an interview with Rose McGowan was published over at the Sunday Times, which seemed to present her as slamming #metoo.

It's all bullshit. It's a lie. It's a Band-Aid lie to make them feel better.I know these people, I know they're lily-livered, and as long as it looks good on the surface, to them, that's enough. They're not champions. I just think they're losers.

At the time, she indicated her blunt comments were about Hollywood activists, but now she has indicated her comments were only about the Times Up Hollywood facet of the movement and had nothing to do with #metoo. In fact, McGowan has been outspoken about Times Up previously, calling Times Up "fake" for partnering with talent agency CAA.

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Rose McGowan has been in the news quite a bit over the past several months. She was one of the women who came out and accused Harvey Weinstein of assaulting her and later blacklisting her from future projects in Hollywood. Her announcement has made her one of the most vocal voices of the #MeToo movement and speaking out against it seemed uncharacteristic for the actress.

Following Rose McGowan coming forward with her experiences, she has landed an E! docuseries called Citizen Rose. The docuseries was a four-parter that aired earlier this year on the network and highlighted Rose McGowan's stories about the assault and harassment the actress has experienced during her time working in Hollywood. McGowan is known for TV projects such as Charmed and movie projects including Grindhouse, a Quentin Tarantin and Robert Rodriguez movie produced by The Weinstein Company. Rodriguez later said the movie was "buried" in order to stymie McGowan's career.

Rose McGowan also made headlines this past year after being indicted on felony drug charges after getting caught with cocaine in an airport. McGowan has also claimed those charges came after she was framed by someone who knows or works for Harvey Weinstein. It's been an eventful year, to say the least. We'll let you know if the actress has more to say about Times Up and #metoo in the months to come.

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