Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 29 (ANI): Renowned actress Angela Lansbury, who claimed women were partially responsible for sexual harassment, is drawing criticism for her comments.
Speaking about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry for the first time since the Weinstein scandal broke, the 92-year-old, in an interview with Radio Times had said women "have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive."
"There are two sides to this coin," she said, as reported Deadline. "We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive. And unfortunately it has backfired on us - and this is where we are today."
"Although it's awful to say we can't make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped," she said, adding "Should women be prepared for this? No, they shouldn't have to be! There's no excuse for that."
The 'Murder, She Wrote' actress' words have sparked a fierce backlash on social media.
"When Angela (Lansbury) blames sexual assaults on victims being too attractive she needs a reminder 3 month old raped," Patricia Arquette tweeted.
When Angela Landsbury blames sexual assaults on victims being too attractive she needs a reminder 3 month old raped https://t.co/CrH74tSCvy— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) November 28, 2017
Others pointed out the irony of the actress playing a mystery writer and amateur detective who advocated for victims in 'Murder, She Wrote,' the long-running CBS show.
Murder She Wrote would have been quite a different show if in each episode Angela Lansbury blamed the victim.— StanHengen (@StanHengen) November 28, 2017