McGowan unapologetic for comparing red carpet to rape

Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Rose McGowan has defended herself after comparing being photographed on the red carpet to getting sexually assaulted.

McGowan noted in an op-ed that a reporter once asked her if she “felt it was inappropriate for the camera to pan up and down (a women’s) body”.

She replied: “It felt like visual rape.”

The actress later came under fire for her comment and was trolled by many over social media.

Defending herself on the micro-blogging site, McGowan said: “Of the spirit, it’s a metaphor. Jesus. And I know what rape is. You might not. You don’t know what it’s like to be consumed by cameras as a woman and dissected for pleasure.”

To a fan who said she insulted rape survivors with the comparison, McGowan responded: “I’m one, too. Sit down.”

She then posted a photograph of herself holding a statuette of late actress Marilyn Monroe.

She captioned it: “Ask her if it felt rapey. And you don’t get to tell me how I feel. So f**k off.”

–IANS

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