Salma Hayek caught a lot of heat from the Twitterverse last week when an article about a women's luncheon during the Sundance Film Festival revealed that she made some pretty condescending remarks to former Daily Show correspondent and actress Jessica Williams.
During the conversation, which was meant to be empowering, Hayek rebuked Williams's comment that Black and trans women are constantly in conflict simply for the way they look, by asking, “Who are you when you’re not Black and you’re not a woman? Who are you and what have you got to give?”
Many felt the comment, and much else of what was said by Hayek and Shirley MacLaine (who was also at the luncheon) was tone deaf at best and extremely privileged at worst. Now that the conversation has blown up in her face, Hayek has taken to Instagram to apologize. Unfortunately, Twitter is giving her an L for that one, too.
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Jessica Addressed the Backlash against salma with some subtle shade of her own:
Salma Finally Issued an 'Apology,' Defending Herself Against People's Misinterpretation of Her Words and Actions:
Sorry, Salma. Twitter Still isn't Here for it: