Add Angela Lansbury to the list of women under fire from Libs over her an opinion on sexual assault and harassment.
Here is the legendary actress saying in an interview with The Times that women making themselves attractive “has backfired” and “although it’s awful to say we can’t make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped”:
Oh, Angela Lansbury, these comments are so misguided. “Without being knocked down and raped” – I beg your pardon? No woman should think that taking care of her appearance & wanting to look/dress how she wants should mean she should expect being raped as a result? pic.twitter.com/vI3TBoLa0s
— Amyleigh ☕️ (@AmyleighCraigg) November 28, 2017
Here’s how the headline looked:
Angela Lansbury is cancelled pic.twitter.com/U4Flbn8OWj
— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) November 28, 2017
And here comes the dragging:
"MURDER SHE WROTE" would have been such a different show if Angela Lansbury had spent every episode trying to deduce how the victim brought it upon herself.
— Cole Haddon (@colehaddon) November 28, 2017
Oh, Angela Lansbury.
No, girl. Just no.
1) Rapists don't rape because of the way we dress. They rape to exert power over women. It has nothing to do with how we look.
2) It's never the woman's fault. Never.
— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 28, 2017
Angela Lansbury went 92 years without being controversial but decided victim-blaming was the opinion to throw herself under the bus over. pic.twitter.com/WrRKsT5vOg
— Hanna Flint (@HannaFlint) November 28, 2017
Angela Lansbury, star of the 1944 version of Gaslight, which gave us the term ‘Gaslighting’, has just declared that attractive women share the blame for sexual harassment. pic.twitter.com/x3ruL22cIR
— Dr Fern Riddell (@FernRiddell) November 28, 2017
Actor Angela Lansbury has come under fire for saying women “must sometimes take blame” for sexual assault https://t.co/elVMytv0Lt
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 28, 2017
Although some do want to give her a pass:
Let's do international treasure Angela Lansbury the very great favour of ignoring her on this one.
— Helen O'Hara (@HelenLOHara) November 28, 2017
And have even blamed the interviewer for bringing it up:
Whoever decided to ask Angela Lansbury a controversial question is an enemy of this planet and its inhabitants
— christian mccrea (@christianmccrea) November 28, 2017
This is inevitable:
— The Studio Exec (@studioexec1) November 28, 2017
But shouldn’t a woman be able to have an opinion without getting dragged on Twitter? This ==>
Sad to see Angela Lansbury being hounded for *expressing an opinion*. Seems all women are now expected to stick to the same script.
— Joanna Williams (@jowilliams293) November 28, 2017