Sandra Bullock denounced sexism and the way women in Hollywood are treated. The Oscar-winning actress who was named People magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful Woman’ also reflects upon her own success while acknowledging the hardships that still exist for actresses even in this day and age.
The 51-year-old actress is making the rounds for the family-friendly animated comedy movie ‘Minions’ which finds her among its stellar cast of voice actors.
She’s dazzled on the red carpet and, of course, as People’s Most Beautiful of which she famously said, earlier this year, that it was “ridiculous” and took the opportunity to express in the accompanying interview that for her “Real beauty is quiet.”
In an interview with E!News, she was far more pointed in her remarks. She said, “I feel like it’s become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it’s not because of who we are as people, it’s because of how we look or our age.”
As an actress who has spent more than two decades in the public eye — since her rise to fame in the 1990s in ‘Speed’ — she has lived through it.
She went on to say, “I’m shocked – and maybe I was just naive, but I’m embarrassed by it.”
She also expresses concerns about her adopted son, Louis, and how he will be affected. She said of him, “My son is getting ready to grow up in this world and I’m trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women, and here we have this attack on women in the media that I don’t see a stop happening.”
Sandra Bullock also noted, “Little girls are having the hardest time with bullying and the Internet – somebody with a very large hand and big voice needs to put a stop to it.”‘
Unfortunately, if anything, the cyberbullying gets worse. As one by one, actresses and other women in the public eye speak out, our pop culture seems not to even take notice any more. Social media has become a wilderness of cruelty. Even the highly publicized suicides of teens and others who have been victimized doesn’t seem to bring it to an end.
But thankfully public figures are willing to speak out.
You can see the video of the interview below!