Elizabeth Banks Gets Attacked By Critics While 'Calling Out' Steven Spielberg On The Lack Of Female Lead Roles
Elizabeth Banks was attacked by thousands of people on Twitter on Thursday, June 15 for some comments she made while accepting an award from the non-profit group 'Women in Film'. Banks criticized director Steven Spielberg for not having any female leads in his movies.
“I went to ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Jaws’ and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, and by the way, he’s never made a movie with a female lead. Sorry, Steven. I don’t mean to call your ass out but it’s true.”
The problem with this statement is Spielberg has made a few movies with a female lead, one of them being The Color Purple. Right after Banks said this statement someone allegedly in the audience shouted out "The Color Purple." Banks made no acknowledgment of this and continued her speech. Spielberg directed, The Color Purple with Whoopi Goldberg as the lead. Many people were not happy with Banks for ignoring The Color Purple. There was a lot of backlash on Twitter, and people did not hold back. A few statements were made, stating that some white feminists don't recognize women of color as women. Women of color are only recognized by their race and are often left out of the female narrative.
A few more Twitter posts below...
Since the backlash on Twitter, Banks has issued an apology.
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