Sandra Bullock does not appreciate the way women are treated by the media, and said it is collectively “harming girls and women in a way, at a speed, that it’s scaring me.”
“I feel like it’s become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it’s not because of who we are as people, it’s because of how we look or our age,” she told E! News during a “Minions” press junket. “I’m shocked, and maybe I was just naïve, but I’m embarrassed by it. My son is getting ready to grow up in this world and I’m trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women, and here we have this attack on women in the media that I don’t see a stop happening.”
Bullock, who voices the villain in the upcoming “Despicable Me” spinoff, called for help from “somebody with a very large hand and big voice,” because “little girls are having the hardest time with bullying and the internet.””
Bullock, who was recently named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2015, said she would rather celebrate women in the industry who demonstrate inner strength. “But I said if I can talk about the amazing women who I find beautiful, which are these women who rise above and take care of business and do wonderful things, and take care of each other, then I’m more than honored to be on the cover of this,” she said.
“You’d be surprised at the love that you have in our crazy industry,” Bullock said. “The women have bonded together and have sort of become this tribe of trying to take care of each other and be there for each other in a way, because the minute you step out it’s an onslaught.”
Bullock won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar for her performance in 2009 football drama “The Blind Side.” Her new film “Minions” opens in theaters July 10.