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Rachel Griffiths Apologizes After Backlash



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.





Her apology
“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.


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Tags: actor / actress, apology / damage control, race / racism
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