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Jessica Chastain Tears Up in Video Calling for 'Transformative Social Change'

Jessica Chastain Tears Up in Video Calling for 'Transformative Social Change'

Jessica Chastain got emotional while sending a message to her fans, in which she called for “transformative social change.”

The two-time Oscar-nominated actress opened the video by expressing her thoughts to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“I’m making a video because my heart is very heavy,” Jessica said. “I’ve learned so much the past few days about the trauma many people are experiencing in our country. I’ve had the opportunity to listen, more than to speak, and it’s really hard for me to express my feelings, my thoughts, in 140 characters.”

Jessica continued by talking about the state of our country.

“I wanted you guys to know that I hear you. I want you to know that I’m committed to creating transformative social change, that I’m committed to dismantling systems of oppression. I share in the sense of what is happening in the country. I hear you. You may never have met me, but I love you,” she said.

Jessica‘s video came after she got backlash on Twitter for supporting non-violent protests. ““Returning violence for violence multiplies violence’ I’m here for changing the world through peaceful protests, calling my reps, and VOTING,” she tweeted the night before.

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  • Gina

    She’s lovely.

  • VanityInsecurity

    love this woman.

  • plez

    God save the people that react because of twitter backlash. I hope she has not changed her position on peaceful protesting and voting. Those are the two things that will effect social change.