I didn’t watch the 2015 Academy Awards so there’s no recap! And I’m kinda on the go but I saw a clip of Patricia Arquette’s speeches, both onstage and backstage. She should have quit while she was ahead because I’m here to talk about her comments in the press room.
I woulda written a sternly-worded letter but I ain’t got time today so I ranted about it on Twitter and below are my quick thoughts. If you can’t view it here, check it out on Storify.
“The truth is, even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, right under the surface there are huge issues that are at play that really do affect women. And it’s time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for, to fight for us now.” – Patricia Arquette backstage of the 2015 Oscars.
Chile… WOMP. Bye, Patricia.
So many people are butthurt on behalf of Patricia Arquette that you’d think I called her a monster. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. If malice preceded every circumstance before it is considered problematic, then everyone can use the “I meant well” excuse as a get out of jail free card.