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Julie Delpy Apologizes for Hollywood Diversity Comments

Julie Delpy Apologizes for Hollywood Diversity Comments

Julie Delpy has apologized for comments she made at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Friday (January 22) about women having a harder time in the industry than any other group.

The 46-year-old Before Sunset actress had commented to The Wrap, “It’s funny – women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African-American, because people don’t bash them afterward… It’s the hardest to be a woman.”

Julie apologized in a statement to Entertainment Weekly, saying, “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!”

Julie continued, “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. Again I’m so sorry for this unfortunate misunderstanding, people who know me, know very well that I can’t stand inequality and injustice of any kind.”

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