DAILYKENN.com -- Or, how to get blacklisted in Hollywood: Tell the truth.
At 92, Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury knows the entertainment landscape better than anyone. After all, she's been in the business for 70 years.
One of her most notable roles was in the movie, Gaslight, playing the house maid Nancy.
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Twitter users weren’t expecting this when Angela Lansbury‘s name began trending on Tuesday: the Murder, She Wrote star made controversial claims to Radio Times about how “there are two sides to this coin” of sexual harassment.
“We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive,” the 92-year-old said. “And unfortunately it has backfired on us — and this is where we are today.”
“We must sometimes take blame, women. I really do think that,” she added. “Although it’s awful to say we can’t make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped.”
Lansbury emphasized for the article that blame should not be placed on the victims of harassment or assault, but a backlash has already begun brewing across social media in light of her statements. BBC World journalist Julia Macfarlane also shared a photo of the printed piece from Radio Times.
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