Former “Six Feet Under” star Rachel Griffiths is offering an apology after a tone-deaf tweet about her new manicure in the midst of protests was met with backlash.
rachel griffiths career? six feet under pic.twitter.com/PwaRhHVvtM— Eric Eidelstein (@ericeidelstein) June 3, 2020
“The last few days have been wrenching. My post early today leant away from that pain but I understand in doing so it pained others who can’t look away from what’s happening — can’t turn off and check out because it is their lives — their brothers their sisters their children. And it’s not over ‘there.’ This [is] our country’s stain also. I did not intend to trivialize just escape it. But that I understand is part of the problem. I am sorry. I am sorry that I got this so wrong today. I am sorry that I abdicated any meaningful sense making of what is happening this week and has been happening for centuries. Thank you to the people who have called me out. I have along way to go to truly understand my white b***h privilege."
Her message was accompanied by a video featuring a speech about racism by Australian journalist Stan Grant.