It seems that actress and director Rose McGowan has been making a lot of headlines over the past few days, for all the wrong reasons. Rose recently made some comments about the gay community, claiming that they are much more misogynistic than straight men, which has not sat too well with a lot of people.
She said, "I see now basically people who've fought for the right to stand on top of a float wearing an orange speedo and take molly (MDMA). And I see no help, and I see no paying it forward, and I have a huge problem with that. ... There are so many things to help and do, and I see no extending of a hand outside of the gay community to another community, and that's a problem for me. Gays are as misogynistic (as straight men), if not more so. ... I have an indictment of the gay community right now; I'm actually really upset with them."
These comments led to a huge backlash from a lot of people, with many taking to their social media accounts to let Rose McGowan know exactly what they thought of her comments. Following this huge backlash, Rose then decided that she would apologize for making a generalization about the gay community, while also stating that she still stood by a lot of what she said.
McGowan said, "I made a dumb generalization, and for that I apologize. For everything else I said, no, I will not. Where does it say that because of a man's sexual preference, I don't get to point out character defects? When equal pay for women was voted down by every male Republican there was no LGBT outcry. I wondered why that was? After all, lesbians are women, this affects them, too, right? Misogyny infuriates men, and it endangers me as a human."
It will be interesting to see where this debate goes from here.
What do you think of Rose McGowan's comments?