Rose McGowan Claims Agent Fired Her For Calling Out Hollywood "Bulls--t", But Her Fans Definitely Have Her Back — UPDATE
In another seemingly ridiculous situation involving a woman in Hollywood, Rose McGowan claims she was fired by her agent for calling out "bulls--t" in Hollywood. While the actress didn't explain what particular "bulls--t" she is referring to, she was recently in the news for saying a casting notice she received for Adam Sandler's new movie was sexist. McGowan's agents did not immediately reply to Bustle's request for comment.
(Update: According to The Wrap, McGowan's agent no longer works at the agency that represented McGowan, and according to "insiders" left two days before McGowan was allegedly fired.)
On June 17, the former Charmed actress claimed on Twitter that a note she got for an Adam Sandler movie insisted that she wear "form fitting" attire, show cleavage, and that "push up bras are encouraged." Regardless of whether this tweet is the reason she was fired or not, I admire McGowan for opening up about sexism and standing up for women.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly given after her tweet about Sandler's movie, the Once Upon a Time actress said she was "not trying to vilify Adam Sandler." She elaborated, “I was offended by the stupidity more than anything. I was offended by the fact that [the casting note] went through so many people’s hands and nobody red flagged it. This is normal to so many people. It was probably even a girl that had to type it up. It’s institutionally OK."
Time and time again, actresses have stood up against the sexism throughout Hollywood, including Twilight star Kristen Stewart, Oscar-winner Helen Mirren, and the all-around amazing Meryl Streep, to name just a few. Like McGowan, they are ready for a change and the double-standards to disappear, and I can't agree more. One of the great qualities about McGowan is that she laughed off her alleged firing and expressed via Twitter that artists "can't be fired from [their] own mind[s]." You know what? Many of her fans and followers agree. That's right, McGowan has received a lot of support for speaking her mind and it's pretty fantastic.
How can you not admire McGowan for opening up an important discussion that will hopefully one day change how individuals see the world — and women?