Julie Delpy: Apologizes For Comment
Published: January 26, 2016
Julie Delpy: Apologizes For Comment, Julie Delpy is the latest actor to issue a statement apologizing for her response to a question about the lack of diversity at this year’s Academy Awards.
‘I’m very sorry for how I expressed myself,’ Delpy told Entertainment Weekly about comments she made last week.
‘It was never meant to diminish the injustice done to African American artists or to any other people that struggle for equal opportunities and rights, on the contrary.
‘All I was trying to do is to address the issues of inequality of opportunity in the industry for women as well (as I am a woman).’
Appearing at the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of her film Weiner-Dog on Friday, Delpy said that African Americans have it easier in Hollywood than women because ‘people don’t bash them.’
The French-born actress’ surprisingly tone-def statement came on the same day Charlotte Rampling was also criticized for comments she made about the Academy Awards and race.
Rampling issued a statement apologizing for her comment as well, saying she had been ‘misinterpreted.’
Delpy told The Wrap; ‘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 then added; ‘It’s funny – women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash them afterward.’
Delpy also said on Friday; ‘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.’
She also noted how hard it is to get films made as a woman.
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