It's always dangerous to compare racism to anything. Racism is its own experience. Unfortunately, Emilia Clarke didn't seem to be quite aware of this and she is the latest celeb being dragged on Twitter.
While speaking with Rolling Stone, the Game of Thrones actress highlighted ways men and women are treated differently in Hollywood, which is true, but then pulled race into it.
Clarke claimed that dealing with sexism, like having to be on set longer than men because of hair and makeup, is "like dealing with racism."
"You're aware of it… but one day, you go, 'Oh, my God, it's everywhere!' Like you suddenly wake up to it and you go, 'Wait a f**king second, are you treating me different because I've got a pair of tits? Is that actually happening?'” she said. “It took me a really long time to see that I do get treated differently. But I look around, and that's my daily life."
And Twitter went wild in 3, 2, 1...
You can read the full interview here and check out the Twitter reactions below.
does emilia clarke know that regardless of her being a woman her whiteness gives her privilege over most black/brown women and men— angela 🌈 (@enochsalfie) June 29, 2017
Emilia Clarke: 'being a woman in Hollywood is like dealing with racism.'— jonathan frandzone (@NotAllBhas) June 29, 2017
also Emilia Clarke: pic.twitter.com/9z2fgLubOh
Whitest woman on EARTH claiming racism, naive or, COMPLETELY UNAWARE of impact of racism? What next, slavery, holocaust comparison— ravenousdogz (@ravenousdogz) June 29, 2017
@emiliaclarke "Feminism in Hollywood is like racism"? Is there something in the water in Hollywood that just makes ppl go stupid??— Matthew (@thankman360) June 29, 2017
emilia clarke really said being a woman in hollywood is like racism lmao..— ahtnamas (@bIuelilys) June 29, 2017
Sexism has served you pretty well Emilia Clarke. You showed your tits, got popular and got roles you didn't deserve (like Sarah Connor) https://t.co/wsK1JMFW8M— M.T. White (@MattheWrite) June 29, 2017
Uhm. What? RT @TheRoot: Our latest 'Becky of the Year' candidate.— Nika. (@NyxAndNemesis) June 29, 2017
Emilia Clarke says sexism in Hollywood is like racism (1/2)
Emilia Clarke. Canceled.— Angelica (@BrowncoatAnge) June 29, 2017
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