Chris O'Dowd Applauds Megan Fox for Standing Up to Michael Bay

Celebrity News Mar. 18, 2012 AT 11:34AM
Chris O'Dowd Applauds Megan Fox for Standing Up to Michael Bay Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty; Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com; John Parra/WireImage.com

Megan Fox and Transformers director Michael Bay have been in a war of words since 2009 -- and though it may have cost the 25-year-old actress a few film roles, it's also earned her the respect of Friends With Kids costar Chris O'Dowd.

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"Who wouldn't have a fallout with [Bay]?" O'Dowd, 32, tells The Toronto Sun. "It's one of the sexist things I've ever seen. She called him an a--hole. Well, he is a f-cking a--hole. She's not the only one who has said that. Why has she been singled out?"

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For those who have forgotten, Fox once compared Bay to Adolf Hitler on set. After Bay got wind of her comment, producer Steven Spielberg reportedly told him: "Fire her right now."

Though O'Dowd has never worked with Bay, 47, he knows Fox hasn't had an easy time since she was dropped from the Transformers franchise.

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"I don't know the ins and outs of it, but it's all down to having a fallout with Michael Bay," O'Dowd said. "I would never f-cking watch his films, never mind go and act in them."

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