It’s been a rough year for Hollywood actors.
After years of winning critical acclaim and Oscar glory, stars like Bradley Cooper, Bradley Cooper Jr. and Matthew McConaughey have found themselves struggling financially.
Now, a group of high-profile Hollywood actors are speaking out against the industry, claiming that they’re being unfairly targeted.
The backlash against Hollywood has grown to include celebrities and actors including Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, whose Oscar nominations have been overshadowed by sexual misconduct allegations against male movie stars.
The list of the stars to denounce includes stars like Will Ferrell, Michael Keaton, Kevin Hart and Mark Ruffalo.
Lawrence has been a vocal critic of Weinstein since she made the news public in December 2016, saying she had experienced “chilling” behavior.
A few weeks later, she was fired from the Weinstein Company, and she said she was afraid of her own children after hearing about the allegations against Weinstein.
The actress also spoke out against other industry figures including Louis C.K. and James Corden.
In a video on Monday, the actresses took aim at the Hollywood establishment and the film industry, calling on people to boycott the film and television industries if they support the abuse of women.
“I’m a part of this movement.
I’m a citizen of this country.
And it’s my responsibility to speak out,” she said.
It’s a very, very dangerous environment.” “
What I’ve experienced and what I’m hearing, and what’s happening in Hollywood, is that there’s a lot of abuse going on.
It’s a very, very dangerous environment.”
Lawrence, who has a children’s book due in 2019, said that she was inspired by her own experiences growing up as a single mom.
“This is not a story about me.
This is a story of how we’ve been mistreated and how we have been bullied and how this has been normalized and how it is still going on,” she told THR.
“You can’t put a mask on this, and you can’t make it look like it’s all okay. “
If you want to stop the abuse, you can, and if you want an end to this, you should make sure that you do,” she continued.
“You can’t put a mask on this, and you can’t make it look like it’s all okay.
If you want change, you have to speak up.” “
There is so much more we need to be doing in this country that isn’t being done by Hollywood.
If you want change, you have to speak up.”
The list includes actors like Will Arnett, Julia Roberts, James Cromwell, Will Smith, Emma Stone, Jessica Biel, Kate Winslet, Jessica Chastain, Kevin Spacey, Mark Ruffale, Kevin Bacon, Will Forte, Chris Pratt, Jonah Hill, Emma Watson, Jessica Lange, Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Kline, Daniel Craig, Matthew McConnaughey, Emma Thompson, Daniel Radcliffe, Matthew Modine, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams.
The actresses’ comments come after an anonymous letter to a Hollywood studio accused several actors of sexual harassment, and they have called on their colleagues to come forward with their stories.
“Every time we see the Hollywood elite say, ‘Oh, we’ll take these guys off our blacklist and get them to say these things,’ we see their hypocrisy,” said Jodie Foster, co-chair of the women’s group Girls Inc. “In Hollywood, there’s this myth that men are supposed to be powerful, but women are supposed.
That’s a lie.
We don’t want it to be silent anymore. “
These actresses are trying to give the industry a voice.
We don’t want it to be silent anymore.
We’re calling on all of the Hollywood executives and the actors and the producers to speak and speak and to take responsibility.”