Rose McGowan has said that she regrets going after Natalie Portman and her political statement at the Oscars.
The actress slated Portman, after she wore a cape embroidered with names of some of the women snubbed at this year's awards.
McGowan spoke of her 'disgust' and said that she found the move 'deeply offensive'.
“I just want her and other actresses to walk the walk,” he said.
“What is it with actresses of your ilk? You ‘A-listers’ could change the world if you’d take a stand instead of being the problem. Yes, you, Natalie. You are the problem. Lip service is the problem. Fake support of other women is the problem.”
Portman later responded to the comments, saying that she agreed with McGowan that her being called 'brave' for wearing the garment by the media was wide of the mark.
“Brave is a term I more strongly associate with actions like those of the women who have been testifying against Harvey Weinstein the last few weeks, under incredible pressure,” Portman said (McGowan is among those who have accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault).
Now McGowan has tempered her remarks.
“My critique should’ve been about Hollywood’s ongoing culture of silence,” she wrote in a tweet.
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“I realize that by critiquing someone personally, I lost sight of the bigger picture. All voices, however spoken, are valid.
“Let’s all keep pushing boundaries in whatever way we can, it’s time to get loud.”
My critique should’ve been about Hollywood’s ongoing culture of silence. I realize that by critiquing someone personally, I lost sight of the bigger picture. All voices, however spoken, are valid. Let’s all keep pushing boundaries in whatever way we can, it’s time to get loud.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) February 17, 2020
McGowan has been at the forefront of the campaigning for women's equality in Hollywood, as well as being vocal over her accusations against Weinstein.
In 2017, as the #MeToo movement began to take shape, she revealed that she'd received a $100,000 pay off from Weinstein over an incident of alleged sexual harrassment in 1997, and incident she later alleged was rape.