BRIE MAKES HER POINT WITH A SILENT PROTEST AGAINST CASEY AFFLECK
One of my favourite actresses, Brie Larson made a telling silent protest when she refused to applaud or congratulate Casey Affleck for his Best Actor win at this year's Oscars.
Brie at Kong premiere
It was a deliberate non-reaction because of the sexual harassment allegations brought against him in 2010 and was in sharp contrast with her behaviour at last year's Oscars when she greeted and hugged sexual assault survivors who came on stage for Lady Gaga’s performance of
“Till It Happens To You. She is a vocal supporter of sexual abuse survivors and has been using her status as one of America's leading actresses to raise awareness.
At the premiere of her latest film, Kong: Skull Island, she wore red in honor of International Women’s Day.
Brie, who won her Oscar last year for playing a viictim of sexual abuse in Room,
says her non-reaction to Affleck "kind of spoke for itself."
Affleck has repeatedly denied the claims against him and the two harassment suits brought against him were settled in 2010. Affleck said after his win: “I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for
any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be
treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else.”