While Birth of a Nation may not have been the platform she had hoped for, Union isn’t giving up her megaphone anytime soon. In the far-reaching profile — worth reading in full — Union describes the “bullshit” that comes with being a black actress (“When do you stand up and point out every micro-aggression, and when do you stand down so you’re not the angry black person all the time?”), learning to embrace her blackness, and how she is calling out women in Hollywood like Kate Upton, Lena Dunham, and Amy Schumer for their “white girl privilege.” Union says she has already had one conversation about these issues with Dunham, and has suggested more conversations with white women in Hollywood would “help to explain the oppressive systems that have benefited and allowed them to say these careless, insensitive and offensive things.”In fact, it could be argued that it's Gabrielle Union, a standard Hollywood beauty with a standard Hollywood body type, and not those puddings Amy and Lena, who has the definite advantage.
Monday, November 21, 2016
The Left Eats It Own--For the Umpteenth Time
Actress Gabrielle Union has some harsh words for those she considers to have an unfair advantage: