Actresses Drew Barrymore and Brooke Shields Reflect on ‘MeToo’ Silence
A recent interview on The Drew Barrymore Show featured host Drew Barrymore and actress Brooke Shields reflecting on their silence about the 2017 ‘MeToo’ movement.
Fans and viewers have praised Barrymore for her skills as a host. During the interview, she and Shields talked about their experiences with unacceptable behavior at a young age and their hesitation to share them.
Drew explained, “I didn’t feel like I had a dog in that race. I didn’t feel like I could speak to it because I experienced so many things that were so inappropriate at such a young age that I’m so confused about what was I accountable for.”
Both of them shared their confusion about handling their experiences and where they are on the spectrum of the movement. Shields shared, “ I don’t know where to interpret my experiences because I was made to feel culpable, and by the same time, you victim shame yourself.
— Brooke Shields (@BrookeShields) April 7, 2023
She continued, “But we were so young, and it was appropriate that we just, I couldn’t feel sorry. I didn’t know what it was, I didn’t know, and so when it was called out to me as such, I was like, ‘No, not going there. It did not happen.’”
On a positive note, Barrymore was happy that the movement was unfolding. She confessed that her experiences felt “gray and awkward” to speak up about because she didn’t realize their mistake at the time.
Both actresses mentioned the perspectives that they gained as mothers with daughters. In addition, they also expressed the struggles in handling the reality of all the experiences.
She is a Hollywood actress who talked about the #MeToo movement in interviews. Shields has shared that her mother protected h from predatory advances at the start of her career.
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The actress mentioned some of her complicated feelings during her interview with Barrymore. She recently played a lead role in a documentary film highlighting her life and career.
— Brooke Shields (@BrookeShields) April 10, 2023
It is a social movement that started in 2006 that aims to raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment. It gained popularity in 2017 with the hashtag #MeToo going viral on social media.
People were sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment. Moreover, the movement has since led to more eye-opening awareness and changes in the workplace and communities.
In addition, other celebrities have been active in this advocacy. Former athlete and actor Terry Crews has been one of the most active supporters of the movement. He shared his experience when an A-lister Hollywood executive suddenly groped him at a party. Actress Scarlett Johansson also has her share of story in the movement.