Murder She Wrote star, Angela Lansbury has claimed that women's efforts "since time immemorial" to make themselves look attractive have "backfired" and left them at risk of sexual harassment. "And unfortunately it has backfired on us-and this is where we are today", Lansbury said.
"We must sometimes take blame, women", Lansbury said. "I really do think that", she continued.
Adding fuel to the fire, the Tony award-winning actress continued, "Although it's very bad to say we can't make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped". There's no excuse for that. And I think it will stop now - it will have to. It was just a awful error I made as a very young woman.
Lansbury emphasized for the article that blame should not be placed on the victims of harassment or assault, but a backlash has already begun brewing across social media in light of her statements. She has strong opinions on both Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.
Though Lansbury said that women should sometimes take blame for harassment, there's no excusing men who prey on women. In an interview with Britain's Radio Times, she suggested that it's women's fault for getting harassed since they're "attractive". She later backpedaled, saying her remarks were taken out of context, and then blamed her comments on being "absolutely in a state of shock".
Her career is still a busy one and she will be on screen this Christmas in a BBC One adaptation of Little Women, as the cantankerous Aunt March. She said he invited her to come to his hotel room in Cannes and groped her and forced him to masturbate him. "Although it's terrible to say we can't make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped".
Weekes echoed Arquette's post that people who believe that only attractive, immodestly dressed females get harassed or raped "don't live in the real world".