Search

"I’m sorry I let your family down."

Anne Hathaway has apologised for the “pain caused” by The Witches.

The actress, who plays the Grand High Witch in Robert Zemeckis’ recent remake, took to Instagram following criticism about the film’s portrayal of limb difference, as her character is given three fingers on both hands – going against the depiction in Roald Dahl’s original book.

“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,” Hathaway wrote on Instagram.

 
 
 
View this post on Instagram

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. If you aren’t already familiar, please check out the @Lucky_Fin_Project (video above) and the #NotAWitch hashtag to get a more inclusive and necessary perspective on limb difference.

A post shared by Anne Hathaway (@annehathaway) on

“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.”

She continued: “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.”

Addressing those affected by limb differences, following criticism from a number of prominent campaigners from the disabled community, Hathaway said: “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.”

Warner Bros previously said in a statement: “It was never the intention for viewers to feel that the fantastical, non-human creatures were meant to represent them.”

The post Anne Hathaway apologises for “pain caused” by ‘The Witches’ portrayal of limb impairments appeared first on NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries, Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM.

6 15 43
Load more comments
  1. jill.l.phillips
    JillPhillips Google is by and by paying $27485 to $29658 consistently for taking a shot at the web from home. I have joined this action 2 months back and I have earned $31547 in my first month from this action. I can say my life is improved completely! Take a gander at it what I do..... Www.Jobs76.Com
  2. alanokalai
    alanokalai Hey. F⁣⁣i⁣⁣n⁣⁣⁣d⁣⁣ a⁣ ⁣⁣⁣s⁣e⁣⁣x 💋⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣p⁣⁣⁣a⁣⁣⁣r⁣⁣⁣t⁣⁣n⁣⁣⁣e⁣⁣⁣r⁣⁣ ⁣⁣n⁣⁣⁣e⁣⁣a⁣⁣r⁣⁣ ⁣⁣y⁣o⁣⁣⁣u⁣⁣⁣r⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣a⁣⁣⁣r⁣⁣⁣e⁣⁣a⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣—⁣⁣-⁣⁣⁣>💋 www.datingpoints.tk
  3. AaliyahaGordon
    AaliyahGordon My last pay test was $9500 operating 12 hours per week on line. my sisters buddy has been averaging 15k for months now and she works approximately 20 hours every week. i can not accept as true with how easy it become as soon as i tried it out. This is what do,................................... Www.Jobs16.com
  4. maisie.davis
    MaisieDavis I am making 70 to 60 dollar par hour at home on laptop ,, This is make happy But now i'm Working four hour Dailly and make forty dollar Easily .. This is enough for me to glad my circle of relatives..How ?? I'm making this so u can do it Easily HERE....................... Www.Jobs76.Com
  5. mollie.collins
    MollieCollins Google is by and by paying $27485 to $29658 consistently for taking a shot at the web from home. I have joined this action 2 months back and I have earned $31547 in my first month from this action. I can say my life is improved completely! Take a gander at it what I do..... Www.Jobs76.com
  6. Aleenaalexa
    Aleenaalexa First 10 People Get $100 Bonus Free [FOR USA ] Making money online more than $15k just by doing simple work from home. I have received $18376 last month. Its an easy and simple job to do and its earnings are much better than regular office job and even a little child can do this and earns money. Everybody must try this job by just use the info on this page....... www.Work600.Com
  7. kushkin
    george luis Legit plug for good quality kush* Edible, wax and everything kush related Shrooms, Coke, acid, Molly DMT, Meth, leans and much more All kinds of painkillers also available, buy a second passport, id card, drivers license online. Snapchat.. @bizzy_f19 / watsap: +14137589837
  8. kushkin
    george luis Legit plug for good quality kush, Edible, Shrooms, Coke, Molly DMT, Meth, leans Snapchat.. @bizzy_f19 / watsap: +14137589837

to add a comment...

Close

Press esc to close.
Close
Press esc to close.
Close

Connecting to your webcam.

You may be prompted by your browser for permission.