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Julie Delpy Thinks Being Black in Hollywood Would Be Easier Than Being a White Woman

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Adding her name to the growing list of white actors who seem to be terribly confused about how white privilege works, Before Midnight’s Julie Delpy (a two-time Oscar nominee for screenwriting) says she’d rather be African-American than a French white woman. Expressing her frustration about Hollywood bias at Sundance, she tells the Wrap: “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. It’s funny — women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African-American because people don’t bash them afterward. It’s the hardest to be a woman. Feminists [are] something people hate above all. Nothing worse than being a woman in this business. I really believe that.” Being a woman in Hollywood is unquestionably unfair — every statistic and testimonial on equal pay and representation will tell you that. But being a black person in Hollywood, particularly a black woman? There is no comparison, and to suggest otherwise isn’t just irresponsible — it defies basic logic. May I suggest a certain Macklemore song Delpy can download if she, too, is at all interested in waking up?

Julie Delpy: ‘I Wish I Were African-American’