Oh, Blake Lively. You did it again.
First, you marry Ryan Reynolds on a plantation. Then, you dedicate a fashion spread on your now-defunct website to the “Antebellum.” And now, you’re defending a man who allegedly sexually abused his daughter.
And you’re not just defending him. Nope. You’re saying he is–wait for it–good for feminism. Yes, folks, you’re reading this all correctly. Lively thinks Allen–whose son Ronan Farrow just published a Hollywood Reporter essay about said abuse allegations–is a hero for ladies everywhere.
“It’s amazing what Woody has written for women,” Lively said, according to the Los Angeles Times. Strike one.
Strike two: On Allen’s sexual abuse accusations, Lively stayed firmly on the defense. “It’s very dangerous to factor in things you don’t know anything about. I could [only] know my experience. And my experience with Woody is he’s empowering to women.”
Yeah, because when we think “empowering to women,” we think of a man who had an affair with and married his adopted stepdaughter. Regardless of whether the abuse allegations are true, Lively’s quote is more of a stretch than Dan Humphrey being Gossip Girl. (Sorry for the spoiler, Upper East Siders.)
Naturally, people on Twitter gave Blake the business for her comments.
Blake Lively said Woody Allen is "empowering to women." Excuse me while I vomit everywhere.
— Britni de la Cretaz (@britnidlc) May 13, 2016
Really disappointed in Blake Lively for defending Woody Allen.
— ♀ cosmic gurl ♀ (@M3gzz_) May 13, 2016
blake lively defending Woody Allen…why do white men keep getting protected
— Sara Murphy (@AKAthemurph) May 13, 2016
— Kendall Knaak (@KendallKnaak) May 13, 2016