Hathaway Lectures on White Privilege. Again.
Hathaway Lectures on White Privilege. Again.
Remember that one time Anne Hathaway lectured white people (like herself) on privilege via her Instagram?
Back in July, actress Anne Hathaway sounded off on Instagram about the murder of Nia Wilson at a BART station in Oakland, California. Does Hathaway ever take the BART train?
Last night, at another one of those big dinners that fawn attention on celebrities and pat them on the back for doing the “right” thing all while giving them trophies for their mantles, Hathaway spoke out on “human rights” and “privilege”. Again.
Hathaway spoke at the National Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner. She said she was inspired by a speech given by former VP, Joe Biden.
“I think I’m probably walking around like most people right now. I’m pretty shell shocked by what I see every day, what I hear everyday. And I really don’t like to admit this, but I get scared.”-Anne Hathaway
Hathaway, whose older brother is gay, has been a long-time supporter of LGBTQ rights and received the National Equality Award at the HRC dinner last night.
“It is important to acknowledge with the exception of being a cisgender male, everything about how I was born has put me at the current center of a damaging and widely-accepted myth.
That myth is that gayness orbits around straightness, transgender orbits around cisgender, and that all races orbit around whiteness.”
What does that even mean? https://t.co/HbPrJ4ukWF
— Yeah Except… (@johnnybach09) September 16, 2018
🙄 She “Needed” The Award For Her Own Peace Of Mind? Anne Hathaway denounces white privilege in award speech. 🤨Lady Needs Therapy https://t.co/op1P2Mvcoa
— The Topic (@STMCourt) September 16, 2018
So now, not only does the murder of an young woman at a BART station orbit around white privilege, but gayness, “transgender-ness” and discrimination of both orbits around whiteness, too? Only white people are bigoted against gay or transgender people? Apparently, she doesn’t see what happens on the other side of the world when Muslims throw gay men off of buildings? Has she read about ten year jail sentences in Nigeria? Or how about the raids of LGBT communities in Egypt? Or about people being jailed for gay PDA in Russia? The Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda, anyone? Unpunished LGBT murders in Honduras? Nope. It’s all of the white people in America who discriminate against the LGBT communities. Black people are not homophobic. Neither are Hispanics or Asians. Only the white people. The laws of our land changed in 2015, making the United States a safer place than most places in the world, allowing a union between gay couples to be a legal union, offering these couples rights and protections that they would not necessarily receive in other countries. Nope. According to Hathaway in her bubble, it’s whiteness that is the problem. (Has she looked in the mirror lately?)
And then returns to her gated community mansion in a chauffeured car https://t.co/i85ra6pkvW
— gabrielle chugar (@gabriellesugar) September 16, 2018
well, I can tell you what “orbits around” her CT beach house up the street … and it’s a far more homogeneous set of folks than she must be comfortable with https://t.co/TxncngknNK
— Former Prosecutor (@NYCprosecutor) September 16, 2018
So glad someone mentioned her Connecticut “beach house” up the street because it looks like six openly LGBTQ candidates are running in the state for upcoming elections. And, they’re running on a Republican ticket.
The six GOP candidates — five men and one woman — are challenging LGBTQ political trends. According to a 2016 Pew Research Center report, 82 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual registered voters identified with or leaned toward the Democratic Party, up from 79 percent in 2013. And an NBC News exit poll conducted during the 2016 presidential election found 78 percent of LGBTQ voters cast their ballot for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, while just 14 percent voted for Republican Donald Trump — approximately half the percentage that voted for John McCain, the Republican nominee in 2008.
Perhaps Hathaway should save the Interstellar speeches for her white-as-heck, rich friends at intimate cocktail parties in Westport because when she opens her mouth, she truly displays how out of alignment her orbit really is.
Photo Credit: ego.globo.com-2013-02-25t051352z_1690150277_gf2e92p0d1e01_rtrmadp_3_oscars.jpg