Lots of people weren’t happy with Casey Affleck‘s Oscar win last night due to his history with allegations of sexual harassment. In 2010, the Manchester By The Sea star was hit with two lawsuits filed separately by two women who alleged that he made “uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances” toward them while they were working on the film I’m Still Here. He denied the allegations, and ended up settling with the women out of court.
Brie Larson, who won the Best Actress award last year for her work in Room, in which she played a victim of sexual abuse, presented Affleck with the statue. When she called Affleck’s name, she was visibly uncomfortable. She also did not applaud. The Internet noticed, and lots of people praised her silent but powerful protest:
My aesthetic: Brie Larson not clapping for literal trash hole casey affleck pic.twitter.com/Ci5LWXLkCr
— Tyler Struble (@tyler_struble) February 27, 2017
— Gilluis Pérez (@Gilluis_Perez) February 27, 2017
All award season Brie Larson, who starred in a movie about sexual assault, had to present Casey Affleck all his awards. pic.twitter.com/L2WbQvSJNv
— Marnie (@ChrnclsOfMarnia) February 27, 2017
brie larson should’ve won best actress for each time she kept it together when she announced c*sey affl*ck for an award #Oscars
— katia| 12 (@sgsanvrs) February 27, 2017
we were all Brie Larson when Casey Affleck won pic.twitter.com/EeWQhazI76
— queen of star wars™ (@artoopio) February 27, 2017
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