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Rachel Zegler Hate Is An Example Of The Double Standard Against Women

by Avery Nixon

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I have written too many articles about people hating women for no reason, but here is another.

If you have not heard by now, rising star Rachel Zegler has been under fire for her comments made about the original “Snow White” movie during an interview where she talks about the new adaptation of the classic Disney tale.

She complains about the classic story and how in the new version, Snow White will not be saved by a prince.

Many people, especially those who could not care less about Snow White before these comments, took issue with her statement.

However, I do not think anyone really cares about the original story, I think they just want another reason to be annoyed with a woman.

Jacob Elordi admitted that “before starring as Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Priscilla,’ [he] was only familiar with the King of Rock and Roll from Disney’s ‘Lilo & Stitch.'”

Everyone thought that was just adorable. But when Zegler disses “Snow White” everyone loses their minds and suddenly they are the biggest “Snow White” fans to ever exist.

Let’s be real, if you have that much passion for a movie from almost a 100 years ago made by a company with a racist and discriminating past maybe you are the problem. It is time to get our priorities checked and move on to something that actually matters.

During press for “Shazam! Fury of the Gods”, Zegler stated she only took the role because she needed work. “‘I needed a job,’ the 21-year-old actress confessed to The Hollywood Reporter when asked about her decision to join the DC universe. ‘I’m being so serious.'”

Elordi said essentially the exact same thing stating, “I just play what they give me. I need a job.”

Guess who received more hate for their comments on why they take roles. That is right, it was Zegler.

People also left out the part where Zegler stated she loved the franchise. Zegler stated, “The fact that they even wanted me to come in for a callback and then a camera read and then everything in between, I’m so lucky that I got this job… made some of my best friends on this job. I just absolutely adore this movie, too, so I’m excited.”

Not to mention, Adam Driver had a moment recently where he went off at a fan and no one seemed to criticize him. Instead, he was met with praise. “‘What do you think about [the] crash scenes? They looked pretty harsh, drastic and, I must say, cheesy for me,’ the audience member asked Driver during the post-screening Q&A on Sunday…Driver simply replied, ‘F–k you, I don’t know. Next question.’”

If Zegler had cursed at an innocent fan like that, she would never book a job again. Truthfully, everyone would hate that poor woman. But nobody seemed to care when Driver said it.

Zegler is a talented young woman who has defended other women in the industry against racism and misogyny and does not deserve to be hated by the entire world. She is only 22 years old and is still learning and navigating the industry. It is time we cut her a break and focus on the real monsters of Hollywood.

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