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Anna Kendrick Doesn't Think Actors Should Talk About Sexism: 'We're In Such Positions Of Privilege'

Anna Kendrick Doesn't Think Actors Should Talk About Sexism: 'We're In Such Positions Of Privilege'

Anna Kendrick is all about talking about sexism, but she doesn’t necessarily believe that actors are the right people to tackle these social issues questions.

“It shouldn’t be the most important conversation about sexism – because no one really wants to f**king hear actors talk about this, because we’re in such positions of privilege,” the 31-year-old actress reveals in the latest issue of Glamour.

“I would love to hear more about sexism that exists in other fields and how we can address that – but we keep getting asked about it,” Anna added. “Well, it’s weird, isn’t it, because I feel like why would anybody want my ‘expert opinion’ on any of these topics? If you want to learn about intersectional feminism, read Roxanne Gay, don’t ask me, you know? I’m being asked to speak on these things when I’m trying to learn about them myself.”

Pictured: Anna spotted keeping it cool and casual while stopping by the Kate Somerville skin care center on Tuesday (January 3) in West Hollywood, Calif.

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  • Shay M

    Now only if other celebs would take this advice when it comes to politics

  • Rian Booth

    She’s right. Why are rich white female celebrities voices of feminism in this day and age.

  • Mar

    I agree to an extent, but that doesn’t make sexism in the entertainment industry any less prevalent. People of privilege can still experience sexism, or racism, or homophobia, etc. We should absolutely be talking more about these topics among other industries and workplaces but that’s what you should be using your platform for….. Start talking about those issues! Educate yourself and others. Don’t just say, oh thats not my job. Of course it is! You make yourself not just an actor, but a public figure. You are exactly the person to talk about it.

  • Mar

    Being rich or being white does not excuse anyone from sexism. You are exactly a part of the problem.

  • Rian Booth

    It does when the conversation should be about ALL women. And it clearly doesn’t come off that way through the media.

  • Mar

    Where the hell are you getting your media from? I see more specifically about black women than I do about any other race or culture even when Muslim women should be the first topic of discussion right now. Or for more Asians including Indian people on television or in the media. It seems the only feminism I am seeing is for black women when they are just as prevalent, especially in the media as white women. So yes, it should be about ALL women, but right now everyone’s focus is on black women and shaming white women, including yourself which is EXACTLY the opposite of what feminism is.

  • gush

    Or pretty much anything else?
    Politics, sex, love, economics, entrepreneurship, health, environment, the list is too big to fit here.

  • gush

    What about they seriously shut up about anything but their art?
    I’m not kidding.

  • Rian Booth

    Not shaming them. They should acknowledge and discuss their own privilege first before discussing feminism, racism etc because it’s a big part of the problem.

  • Mar

    Should any black woman or other minority who lives in this country discuss their privilege first as well? Because they are also privileged to not be living in third world countries, etc? Or American Muslim women? No, absolutely not. Everyone has their right to discuss issues that affect them. White women are not exempt.

    What’s the difference between saying that and oh, you were raped but not killed? Well there are women out there who were raped AND killed so you have life better than they did, therefore you cannot comment. (A bit gruesome and extreme but to make a point someone will actually understand nonetheless)

    Everyone has their own privileges and everyone has their own oppressions. One race is not singled out as not being allowed to discuss an oppression they face.