Rose McGowan is pointing her finger at someone else for causing her alleged beef with Shannen Doherty: Hollywood. In a lengthy Instagram post, McGowan wrote that she blames the entertainment industry for pitting her against Doherty.

As young women we were pitted against each other for society's pleasure. The rules of Hollywood engagement brainwashed into us were truly vile. The men & brainwashed women in our business made it so we couldn't be friends, I regret that.

Shannen Doherty has a storied history in Hollywood as being difficult to work with. Rumors of her costar feuds and on-set antics began back when she starred on Beverly Hills, 90210, which she then left after four seasons. She went on to star as Prue Halliwell in the WB's hit supernatural drama Charmed, but was allegedly booted due to a feud with her costar Alyssa Milano. After Doherty left the show, Rose McGowan was brought on to take her place as Prue's half sister Paige. This replacement created rumors that McGowan and Doherty disliked one another.

In her post, Rose McGowan admits that she didn't address the alleged feud for fear of being labelled "difficult," as Doherty so famously was.

I was under a microscope, one false move and I'd be branded 'difficult' just like you. I think we all know what happens when girls here get out of line. I willfully remained enigmatic & unengaged. The Bad Girl Shaming you received at the hands of the media was merciless.

Alongside her note, Rose McGowan shared an image of two cartoon women smiling next to one another. One woman is bald to represent McGowan's shaved head, and the other is wearing a head wrap, as Shannen Doherty has begun doing after revealing she's been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Rose McGowan and Shannen Doherty in Charmed

In August of 2015, Shannen Doherty revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer several months earlier. This year, Doherty opened up about having a mastectomy over the summer, and that she was planning to begin radiotherapy. The actress has been very open about her battle with cancer, sharing various updates on her health via her Instagram account.

Read Rose McGowan's full note to Shannen Doherty and her indictment of the Hollywood industry below.

Dear @theshando Someone made this of us & I wanted to share it with you as it made me reflect. We have a funny history. As young women we were pitted against each other for society's pleasure. The rules of Hollywood engagement brainwashed into us were truly vile. The men & brainwashed women in our business made it so we couldn't be friends, I regret that. We were cast in this weird fake reality show where we were supposed to be enemies. I resented it greatly. I regret not being awake enough to articulate this to you at the time. Fear was drilled into me from day one in this town & you were the barometer by which my behavior was judged. I was under a microscope, one false move and I'd be branded 'difficult' just like you. I think we all know what happens when girls here get out of line. I willfully remained enigmatic & unengaged. The Bad Girl Shaming you received at the hands of the media was merciless. Global media shaming is real AF, as you know. Fuck them all & their machine, too. You cast a long shadow over my life. We were both cast in a fake real life role, that of the Bad Girl. I had to prove I wasn't as bad as you or I'd get the axe, too. But we were never the bad ones, it was them., the Beige Brained White Dudes in Charge. Well fuck them. Damn them for fucking with our minds & careers just because their misogynistic belief systems couldn't sanction two strong females in a traditionally subservient role- actress. I refused to give them the cat fight they so wanted. Shannen, we didn't know it yet, but we were the good ones. Two boss young women that scared the 'faux-liberals in provincial Hollywood, for that sin we got burned at the media stake, egged on by Hollywood who believe the press they start. There was a strongly inferred threat of me being blacklisted in tv as I'd been in film. Instead of understanding that we were a different breed, they tried to crush us, but they couldn't. I send you strength. ?????#rosearmy #BRAVE #shannendoherty #typos4life

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