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Actress Amber Tamblyn has called out her friend Rose McGowan for criticizing the women reportedly planning a fashion-fueled protest at the Golden Globes.
McGowan, who is chief among those accusing producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct and assault, called out the women who worked with the disgraced producer, including Meryl Streep, for saying they would wear black at the upcoming award show to protest gender inequality and sexual assault.
In Saturday tweets that have since been removed, the “Charmed” alum wrote: “Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem.
“You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa,” she said, according to People, referring to the designer label run by Weinstein’s estranged wife, Georgina Chapman.
Tamblyn has been an advocate for the women speaking out against sexual assault, but took issue with McGowan’s credo, saying on Sunday that McGowan was shaming those who planned to be proactive.
“Rose McGowan is a friend and while I support her kind of movement, I do not support any woman (or man) shaming or taunting the movements of other women who are trying to create change. Telling us to all wear Marchesa? This is beneath you, Rose,” the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” star wrote in a lengthy thread.
“You don’t have to support and stand with us, but we stand and support you. You may take below the belt shots at us but we will not take them at you in return.”
“Our movement is big. And a black dress is just the beginning of the darkness that will be drained from every industry across the country by the time we’re done. That’s a promise,” Tamblyn continued.
Alas, Tamblyn’s commentary drew the ire of several followers, including Weinstein accuser Asia Argento and McGowan’s “Charmed” costar Holly Marie Combs, both of whom said Tamblyn should have spoken to McGowan directly rather than calling her out in a public forum. (Tamblyn said she spoke to McGowan “for over an hour.”)
“You just did to @rosemcgowan what you claim you don't support her doing to others,” Combs tweeted. “Every activist for every cause the world over has different methods but share a common and more important message that should remain the same. And undiluted above all else.”
In response, Tamblyn contended that McGowan’s statement “was public and hurtful to some women so a public response was earned.”
“I spoke to her at length today, she knows how I feel. I love Rose fiercely, that will never change. To be critical of an action is not to condemn the person behind it. There’s your common message,” Tamblyn wrote.