She may be famous for her role in Charmed, but Rose McGowan appears to be utterly disenchanted with Caitlyn Jenner's 'Woman of the Year' speech at the Glamour Awards.
This comment by the superstar athlete turned reality star was the trigger for Rose's relatively strong reaction:
"the hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear."
In a Facebook post, which has now been taken down, McGowan made her point clear with the following:
Caitlyn Jenner you do not understand what being a woman is about at all. You want to be a woman and stand with us- well learn us. We are more than deciding what to wear. We are more than the stereotypes foisted upon us by people like you. You’re a woman now? Well f—king learn that we have had a VERY different experience than your life of male privilege...
Woman of the year? No, not until you wake up and join the fight. Being a woman comes with a lot of baggage. The weight of unequal history. You'd do well to learn it. You'd do well to wake up. Woman of the year? Not by a long f*king shot.
The post was then later taken down and McGowan shared the following:
Let me amend this by saying I’m happy for what she’s doing visibility wise for the trans community, and I’m happy she’s living her truth, but comments like hers have consequences for other women. How we are perceived, what our values are, and leads to more stereotyping. If you know you are going to be speaking to media about being a woman, maybe come to understand our struggles.”
I'm interested to know whether you guys think McGowan is being rather unfair to Caitlyn and her right to identify with womanhood. I personally think that to give up male privilege to transition to female, as well as being trans, is a huge undertaking and I think it is entirely commendable.
Of course, it is a learning experience and a life of male privilege will mean Caitlyn's journey and perspective will be different. However, I'm not sure it's okay to punish Caitlyn when it should be about learning. Besides, as a cis-woman, Rose McGowan has a level of privilege that Caitlyn as a trans-woman cannot enjoy. We're hoping Rose realized this, and that this was the reason behind taking down her original post.
But Rose McGowan isn't the only celebrity who's made comments they've regretted on social media. Here's a list of other deleted posts from celebrities.
Other celebrities whose problematic social media posts were deleted (either by themselves or others):
Justin Bieber and Def Jam
The superstar posted this career-shaking tweet before it was taken down:
Tila Tequila and her Nazi rants
Tila Tequila has had a series of incredibly offensive posts on social media that have gotten banned. These include Tila taking a picture of herself at Auschwitz wearing a swastika and holding a gun. Tila eventually vented her frustrations about her posts being deleted in this rant:
So you want to talk about hypocrisy? Ok then let us talk about hypocrisy. First of all how many times has facebook banned me by now? They have banned me a total of 8 times! For nothing except for maybe the fact that they are owned by the ZIONISTS! So I find it quite absurd that jewbook bans me for yet another 30 days then warns me thatthey will delete my page totally if I do not “FOLLOW THEIR RULES AND BE A GOOD GOYIM!” – Jewbook bans me constantly for nothing yet I CONSTANTLY see other profiles posting PORN, and saying much worse things on their pages like “N–R” and “F–T” and they even have people posting up pictures on my jewbook page posting racial slurs against other people as well as numerous threats to kill me! Yet, do you see them get banned? NOPE! But the second I write a blog about how I sympathize with Hitler, I immediately get banned for 30 days AND they have removed majority of my posts. So now their jewbook shills and other mainstream media news outlets, which has now spread like wildfire, are saying that I deleted my posts!!!! I smell something fishy and it’s coming from jewbook shills!
Kim K and the hand gun incident
After signing a pledge to combat gun violence, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians protagonist posted a photo on Instagram of a silver and gold handgun incrusted with diamonds.
Mary J Blige and her 'intelligents'
All Hail Mary! This tweet was pretty adorable to be honest, although it did get taken down. At least it's not wildly and jaw-droppingly offensive like some of the others: