Monday, March 14, 2022

Jane Campion Apologizes to Venus and Serena Williams

Last night as she was accepting the Critics Choice Award for Best Director Jane Campion randomly addressed Venus and Serena Williams telling them unlike her, they never had to compete against men. 

Campion apologizes for her tone deaf remarks...

After her acceptance speech went viral Jane released a statement to Deadline
“I made a thoughtless comment equating what I do in the film world with all that Serena Williams and Venus Williams have achieved. I did not intend to devalue these two legendary Black women and world-class athletes. The fact is the Williams sisters have, actually, squared off against men on the court (and off), and they have both raised the bar and opened doors for what is possible for women in this world. The last thing I would ever want to do is minimize remarkable women. I love Serena and Venus. Their accomplishments are titanic and inspiring. Serena and Venus, I apologize and completely celebrate you.”