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Julie Delpy says being a woman is harder in Hollywood than being black

Actress Julie Delpy Says Women Have It Hardest In Hollywood

Sundance is now underway and of course all the buzz around town is about #Oscarssowhite but not everyone feels that Blacks are getting the shortest stick in Hollywood.

In an interview with The Wrap, actress and writer Julie Delpy claims that women have it hardest of all:

Delpy, who was Oscar-nominated as a writer both for “Before Midnight” and “Before Sunset,” said that she said she has raised the issue of how few women were members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was shut down.

“Two years ago, I said something about the Academy being very white male, which is the reality, and I was slashed to pieces by the media,” she told TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider. “It’s funny — women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash them afterward.”

She went on: “It’s the hardest to be a woman. Feminists is something people hate above all. Nothing worse than being a woman in this business. I really believe that.”

SMH. We don’t know about this one. It’s possible Julie Delpy doesn’t realize how much she has been benefitting from white privilege to make this comment.

Delpy’s Weiner Dog costar Danny Devito also chimed in, admitting that Hollywood is xenophobic:

“It’s unfortunate that we’re xenophobic, it’s unfortunate that women make 30 percent less than men in various times,” he said. “I just found out happens in the film business. women are hired for less money than men.”

Come on now Danny, you are way too old to just now be finding out about that!

What do you think about Julie Delpy’s comments, a little insensitive or is she just being honest? Considering she’s actually BEEN nominated TWICE, we’re not sure she has much ground to stand on.




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