Amber Rose Criticizes ‘Mainstream’ #MeToo Movement
The proliferation of the #MeToo movement — through which women aim to fight back against sexual indecency and inequality in the workplace — is no doubt a step in the right direction. But has it eclipsed more marginalized populations in the process? Amber Rose seems to think so.
In an interview with The Raw Word, Rose says #MeToo has received a national and public platform because it has become a pet project for rich, white women. The issues the campaign addresses have already been alive for some time within more at-risk populations, she said.
“It’s kind of very frustrating to me, because all of a sudden, feminism became such a mainstream thing. Now white — no shade — white rich actresses start coming out and saying, ‘Me too, me too,’” she said. “But what happened to all of us? What happened to the strippers, and the LGBTQ community? And the black girls in college…Like, you know, no one wanted to talk about these people. And now, all of a sudden...Going past that, even, like, black women don’t even make half as much as white women in movies.”
For her issues with #MeToo, though, Rose says she's glad it's receiving attention.
“I feel like it’s really gonna take, unfortunately, a white actress to come out and say, ‘Hey, black women need to make as much as we do in movies,’ for it to make a change,” she said.
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