UPDATE: Rose McGowan has taken to Twitter to apologize for her earlier comment that the gay community has “fought for the right to stand on top of a float wearing an orange speedo and take molly [MDMA].”
“I was pissed off when I said that, obvs a gross over generalization, for which I apologize. But my point stands,” she tweeted. “Could have articulated my frustration in a better fashion? Undoubtedly. For that I apologize, but I stand by the overall point.”
Rose McGowan claimed gay men are more “misogynistic” than straight men and said she was “really upset” that the gay community wasn’t campaigning harder for women’s rights, reports Pink News.
The actress recently sounded off during a conversation with gay author Bret Easton Ellis in his weekly podcast as the two were discussing the boycott the Brunei-owned Dorchester Hotel collection
Owned by the Sultan of Brunei, the Dorchester Collection came under fire shortly after the Sultan implemented a change to the country’s penal code that was scheduled to come into effect on April 22, 2014 and could make homosexuality punishable by stoning to death.
Ellis kicked off the conversation by claiming the boycott only harmed “the people who simply work at the hotel” and was based on “illusionary and tenuous” reports about the Sharia law. He also categorized the boycott as a “form of narcissistic, self-victimisation, gay insanity.”
McGowan added that those who boycotted were “delusional idiots” and criticized them for failing to campaign against the abuse of women in Arab states as well.
“Gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so,” she said. “I have an indictment of the gay community right now, I’m actually really upset with them.”
McGowan continued, explaining the reason she held a party defying the boycott this summer in a Brunei-owned Beverly Hills hotel.
“You wanna talk about the fact that I have heard nobody in the gay community, no gay males, standing up for women on any level?” she said.
She continued lashing out at the gay community, saying: “There is Sharia law active in Saudi Arabia, there’s a woman who’s about to be stoned – I have not heard [AIDS activist] Cleve Jones discuss her, and nor will he.”
“I think it’s what happens to you as a group when you are starting to get most of what you fought for? What do you do now?”
“What I would hope they would do is extend a hand to women.”
“Women, by-and-large, have very much helped the gay community get to where they are today.”
“And I have seen not a single peep from these people, who supposedly represent lesbians as well… when the equal pay act was shut down by Republicans in the Senate, not a single man mentioned that.”
“I see now people who have basically fought for the right to stand on top of a float wearing an orange speedo and take molly [MDMA].”
“[Gay misogyny] is a huge problem.”