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Patricia Arquette Removes Foot From Mouth

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | February 24, 2015 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | February 24, 2015 |

Sunday night Patricia Arquette earned a Meryl hoot for comments about equality during her Oscar speech. Then backstage she flubbed the follow-up press conference (with the quote in the header), opening herself up to charges of white privilege and failure to recognize intersectionality.

Twitter blew up at the Oscar winner, and she has since responded. Not apologizing, but clarifying her argument:

Personally, I cheered when Arquette took her Oscar moment to talk about more than her agent and the Academy. When I heard about her comments backstage, I winced. Not because I think she meant to be exclusive, but because I understand the second wave of feminism’s less than inclusion focus needs to be considered when making grand feminist declarations. Hopefully, with Arquette being able to use Twitter to expand on her intentions, we’ll be able to focus on what she meant to say on Oscar night, not what she didn’t.

Kristy Puchko lives in perpetual fear that ice cream will become self-aware New York City.

Kristy Puchko is the film editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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