Anne Hathaway never said “all white people are inherently evil,” despite an outrageous and provably false report. The claim is coming from a website with a history of publishing fake news and attributing fake quotes to celebrities. Gossip Cop can clear up the situation.
Last week, an 18-year-old black woman named Nia Wilson was stabbed to death by a 27-year-old white man while standing on a subway platform in Oakland, California. Officials have yet to determine a motive behind the unprovoked attack, but many believe it was racially motivated.
Following Wilson’s murder, Hathaway wrote a lengthy Instagram post in which she called out white privilege and criticized white people for not doing enough to combat violence against minorities. “White people- including me, including you- must take into the marrow of our privileged bones the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives DAILY in America and have done so for GENERATIONS,” the actress wrote. “White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence.”
Hathaway continued, “Given those givens, we must ask our (white)selves- how ‘decent’ are we really? Not in our intent, but in our actions? In our lack of action? Peace and prayers and JUSTICE for Nia and the Wilson family xx.” That was the extent of the actress’s post, but YourNewsWire is claiming that she called out all white people for being “inherently evil.” The article is nothing but fake news and clickbait. The actress never used the words “inherently evil” anywhere in her post.
Hathaway did, in fact, face some criticism over her post, as some African Americans took issue with the actress trying to speak for them. One person on Twitter wrote, “Dear Anne Hathaway: You’re wrong. I don’t fear for my life every day, and it is disingenuous for you to make such statements on my behalf.” Another person shared, “News flash #annehathaway ‘ALL black’ people don’t fear for their lives daily. You don’t speak for me. I don’t have a victim mentality. And stop it with the white guilt.” Several other people shared similar gripes about Hathaway’s message.
However, Hathaway wasn’t criticized by anyone for calling white people “inherently evil,” and that’s because she never made such an audacious statement. Although some people have a legitimate issue with what Hathaway actually said, YourNewsWire is trying to stir up even more controversy by attributing a fake quote to the actress. When Gossip Cop alerted Hathaway’s rep of the bogus quote being used by the blog, we were told, “Anne’s actual words are on her Instagram.”
Conclusion: Click on the following link to see Hathaway’s full Instagram post. It’s clear as day that she never said the words “all white people are inherently evil.”
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.