Hollywood Actress Rosanna Arquette is apologizing for being born white, saying she’s ashamed of the privilege she believes her skin brings.
“I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame,”
Arquette was roundly criticized for her statement, with several followers pointing out that she is welcome to rid herself of any pesky wealth by divvying it out to black or brown people.
give all your money to black people
I am sure @HotepJesus will take it
— Larry Dallas (@I_amLarryDallas) August 8, 2019
Some actually suggested she could change how she identifies racially (blackface?),
Reach out to Rachel Dolezal. She had this same problem, but found a solution to it.
— Ⓜ️URF (@JMURF07) August 7, 2019
— matt’s idea shop (@MattsIdeaShop) August 7, 2019
Sober up, it's only Wednesday for Christ's sake.
— Schmectel Corporation (@schmectelcorp) August 8, 2019
Her tweet probably wasn’t wholly disconnected from one three hours earlier:
The president of the United States of America incites racist violence . The end.
— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) August 7, 2019
She also, inexplicably, believes the President — who was loved by Hollywood until 2 or 3 minutes ago — is trying to ignite a race war:
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) August 7, 2019
If you’re not completely clear on who Rosanna is, she’s the sister of actor David Arquette (Scream), fantastic actress Patricia Arquette (True Romance), and actor Richmond Arquette (Zodiak). Her late brother, actor/singer/cartoonist Robert (The Wedding Singer), had sex reassignment surgery in 2006 and assumed the name Alexis. Rosanna was featured in Pulp Fiction and The Whole Nine Yards. In 1985, she co-starred with Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan.
Now she’s desperately seeking an end to fascism, racism, and what the Manson Kids hoped for.
And in the fight, as she assured The Guardian…
“I’m a ‘take no sh**’ kind of person. I’ve never kept my mouth shut, especially as my industry is so misogynistic. I’ve got a reputation as a troublemaker.”
In June, in a now-deleted tweet, Arquette wrote of the situation at the southern border, “Children are sick and dying inside the cruel concentration camps. This will be the Trump administration’s legacy.” She added later, “The United States of America is holding babies toddlers and children in barbaric conditions in concentration camps (yes that is what they are.) abusing and traumatizing them. The world is watching. Do something. This is a violation of human rights.”
The United States of America is holding babies toddlers and children in barbaric conditions in concentration camps (yes that is what they are. )abusing and traumatizing them. The world is watching . Do something. This is a violation of human rights.
— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) June 23, 2019
ctress Julie Delpy said she believes there’s “nothing worse than being a woman” in Hollywood and wished she were black instead.
“Two years ago, I said something about the Academy being very white male, which is the reality, and I was slashed to pieces by the media,” the Oscar-winning star told The Wrap. “It’s funny—women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash them afterward.” Delpy later apologized.
I’ll never stand for the flag again. pic.twitter.com/xEsoYgwwJA
— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) August 6, 2019