She won’t be silenced. Rose McGowan has been waging a war against sexism in Hollywood on Twitter, and on Wednesday, June 24, she revealed that she was fired by her acting agent as a result.
It all started on June 17, when the Charmed alum, 41, took to Twitter to call out a casting note asking that the actress “shows off cleavage (push up bras encouraged),” implying that it was for an Adam Sandler movie.
casting note that came w/script I got today. For real. name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die pic.twitter.com/lCWGTV537t— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 18, 2015
But McGowan didn’t let her agent’s exit deter her. She continued responding to fans that supported her before finally tweeting out an inspirational message.
The awesome thing about being an artist? You can't be fired from your own mind. #FREEDOM— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 25, 2015
Princess Diaries alum Heather Matarazzo also spoke out, lending her support to McGowan and expressing her own frustrations over the lack of female support from other actresses in the industry.
I wish more women would speak up and help in this industry. It can't just be a few of us. Put fear aside and take a stand.Stop being selfish— Heather Matarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) June 25, 2015
Tell your stories. Name names. Call out the mysoginists and the ones who are complicit. They only stay in power because we let them.— Heather Matarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) June 25, 2015
I'm just so fucking tired of having duct tape over my mouth, but I also have a family to support. It's the story for so many of us. We need— Heather Matarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) June 25, 2015
To know that we will be supported and not blacklisted from this industry. Where are the supporters who will say that we are safe to speak— Heather Matarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) June 25, 2015
Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics, and more delivered straight to your inbox!