Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 5.51.08 PMDuring a recent interview with The Wrap, Julie Delpy responded to criticism over the Academy’s lack of diversity with some questionable comments. The two-time Oscar nominee said, Two years ago, I said something about the Academy being very white male, which is the reality, and I was slashed to pieces by the media. It’s funny — women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African-American because people don’t bash them afterward. She continued, “It’s the hardest to be a woman. Femin[ism] is something people hate above all. Nothing worse than being a woman in this business. I really believe that.”

Delpy was referring to comments she made two years ago about the Academy being largely white and male. At the time, Delpy was expressing frustration about feeling under-appreciated as both a writer and actress. She told The Wrap that her public criticism of the Academy’s gender bias had been met with resistance from both the industry and the public.

In a Saturday night statement to Entertainment Weekly, Delpy apologized for her comments: “I’m very sorry for how I expressed myself. It was never meant to diminish the injustice done to African-American artists or to any other people that struggle for equal opportunities and rights, on the contrary. All I was trying to do is to address the issues of inequality of opportunity in the industry for women as well (as I am a woman). I never intended to underestimate anyone else’s struggle! We should stay alert and united and support each other to change this unfair reality and don’t let anyone sabotage our common efforts by distorting the truth.”

Delpy reiterated her statement, writing that she was “sorry for this unfortunate misunderstanding.” She added, “people who know me, know very well that I can’t stand inequality and injustice of any kind.”

You could have left out the reiteration, girl. You messed up. Apologize for messing up and keep it moving.

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  • Adebisi’s Hat

    Why won’t wypipo STFU? Nobody cares about your stupid opinions or apologies. Kindly go have all the seats somewhere that isn’t near us. Thanks!

    • Aria Whitaker

      😆 “wypipo” lol

    • Adebisi’s Hat

      Hahaha, “wipes” for short.

    • Aria Whitaker

      😂😂😂 I hollert…

    • bricktop_MelindaM

      Cracking up!

    • Adebisi’s Hat

      LOL, these people are too much. Always doing the most, SMH.

  • [email protected]

    She meant in what she said originally. Her statements are wrong, insensitive to the plight of black people, and disrespectful. She issued a backtrack when she was caught. The fact is that white women have white privilege too. Racism is not just shown by many white men. Racism and oppression has been shown and expressed by many white women too.

    • Mary Burrell

      They always get caught and make some weak apology afterward. Screw her and her apology.

    • [email protected]

      That is the name of the game with them or these racists. They get caught and want to issue a faux “apology.” What Julie said in public is what white racists say readily in private. Julie is disrespectful and she is an arrogant racist.

  • Mary Burrell

    she’s stupid, screw her and apology.

  • bluelight74

    Her statements are a perfect illustration of her privilege, attitude and thought process. Notice she said she wishes she were “African-American instead of a woman” Um, ok so there are no black women?!! In her mind woman = white, as I’m sure man = white. These people can not even see the humanity in ANY one else besides a white person unless they are bludgeoned over the head with the stupidity and narrow mindedness of their thinking. Sisters most these women don’t give a [email protected] about you when they are demanding equal rights. They only mean for THEM.

    • Anonin

      Its alarming how many times black women are consciously taken out of the black or female perspective like we’re just males or we dont exist it’s ridiculous.

    • CoolChic

      I hate hearing the phrase “minorities and women” as if there are no minority women.

    • bluelight74

      I don’t like the word minorities, I don’t use it. We are not in the minority.

    • didn’t you know all women are white? (sarcasm)