Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway has received lots of backlash from the disability community in the united states of America, after her role in the movie “The Witches”
Anne who couldn’t take the backlashes anymore, took to her Instagram page on Thursday, November 5th, to issue a lengthy apology after getting to know that her role as the grand witch in the movie “the witches” has affected many people, especially children, and others with limb differences.
She started by thanking the lucky fin project for allowing her to use a video of people with limb differences. she wrote; “Big thanks to the @Lucky_Fin_Project for allowing me to use this video” she then continued;
“I have recently learned that many people with limb differences, especially children, are in pain because of the portrayal of the Grand High Witch in The Witches.”
Let me begin by saying I do my best to be sensitive to the feelings and experiences of others not out of some scrambling PC fear, but because not hurting others seems like a basic level of decency we should all be striving for. As someone who really believes in inclusivity and really, really detests cruelty, I owe you all an apology for the pain caused. I am sorry. I did not connect limb difference with the GHW when the look of the character was brought to me; if I had, I assure you this never would have happened.
I particularly want to say I’m sorry to kids with limb differences: now that I know better I promise I’ll do better. And I owe a special apology to everyone who loves you as fiercely as I love my own kids: I’m sorry I let your family down.
She wrapped up her apology by creating awareness and encouraging her followers to watch the video she shared to know more about people that are affected by limb differences.