Rose McGowan Calls Out Hollywood ‘Douchebags,’ ‘Faux Liberals’ Who Treat #MeToo as ‘a Band-Aid Lie’

“How do I explain the fact that I got a GQ Man of the Year award and no women’s magazines and no women’s organizations have supported me?” actress tells U.K.’s Sunday Times

Last Updated: October 8, 2018 @ 8:11 AM

A year into the #MeToo movement, Rose McGowan has vehemently spoken out against the “douchebags” still running Hollywood despite the fall of Harvey Weinstein.

“I just think they’re douchebags. They’re not champions. I just think they’re losers. I don’t like them,” McGowan said in a lengthy sit-down interview with the U.K.’s Sunday Times.

“How do I explain the fact that I got a GQ Man of the Year award and no women’s magazines and no women’s organizations have supported me?” the “Charmed” actress went on to ask, and added that although she hasn’t been invited to any of the #MeToo campaign lunches or survivors’ brunches, she doesn’t want to go anyway.

“It’s all bulls—. It’s a lie. It’s a Band-Aid lie to make them feel better. I know these people, I know they’re lily-livered, and as long as it looks good on the surface, to them, that’s enough,” she said.

McGowan became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after she accused Weinstein of raping her at a Sundance Film Festival hotel in the late ’90s. Since coming forward with her story last fall, she has starred in “Citizen Rose,” a four-part docu-series on E! and become the first woman to win the Inspiration prize at the GQ Men Of The Year awards.

While McGowan may not agree with Trump supporters on many issues, “they hate Hollywood for being faux liberals — and they’re 100 percent right about that,” she told the Times. “It’s a bunch of faux liberals. It’s crap, and they know it is deep down, but they’re living an empty life, and to me, that’s their punishment. They get to live the lives they live.”

She went on to reiterate her disbelief over Meryl Streep’s saying she was unaware of any accusations against Weinstein, saying it was “literally impossible.”

“I also think, in my opinion,” McGowan stressed, “that his victims are probably in the thousands. Someone with his appetite, I would predict hundreds wouldn’t cover it. He had places set up everywhere he did business.”

McGowan also doesn’t think Hillary Clinton could have been in the dark about Weinstein either and says she would take back her vote for Clinton if she could. “I would take my years of support back. Vociferous support. Even against Obama, I backed her.”

As for if McGowan would ever run for office herself now that she has vowed never to act again? “Yes!” Seriously? Yes. And I would run as a Republican. Just to f— it up. Just to blow people’s minds,” she told the Times.

Read the full interview here.

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