Uma Thurman Takes Aim At Harvey Weinstein In A #Metoo Post

It's easy to forget that not everyone who has a story to tell about sexual harassment is ready to tell it

Uma Thurman Takes Aim At Harvey Weinstein

by Vicky Spratt |
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It’s Friday so we’re going to say exactly what we think over here at The Debrief. Uma Thurman’s character in Quentin Taranatino’s Kill Bill, The Bride){href='' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer'}, is up there for us in the iconic stakes. Why? She is complex, a bit flawed, not in search of a knight in shining blah, she doesn’t give her female adversaries special treatment just because they’re women but she is very fair.

It is, then, somewhat ironic that Harvey Weinstein (who denies all allegations of non-consensual sex against him) produced Kill Bill and completely fitting that Thurman herself is the latest in a growing line of woman actors to come forward and call him out.

Thurman used a thanksgiving post on Instagram to take aim at the disgraced movie mogul. Her post was the ultimate burn, beneath a black and white photograph of herself, she wished everyone (except Harvey Weinstein) a happy thanksgiving. The picture is, in fact, from *Kill Bill Vol II *and the expression on Thurman’s face in it is similar to the one members of Team Debrief pull when contemplating sexual harassment in the workplace.

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The post continued, ‘I am grateful today to be alive, for all those I love, and for all those who have the courage to stand up for others’. Without disclosing details, she said ‘I was angry recently, and I have a few reasons, #metoo, in case you couldn’t tell by the look on my face. I feel it’s important to take your time, be fair, be exact, so…Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators – I’m glad it’s going slowly – you don’t deserve a bullet)’. She then signed off ‘stay tuned’.

A few weeks ago, Access HollywoodAccess Hollywood, asked Thurman about the allegations against Weinstein. The reporter asked her ‘what are your thoughts about women speaking out about inappropriate behaviour in the workplace’, Thurman replied ‘I think it’s commendable and I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you because I have learned…I am not a child…and I have learned that when I’ve spoken in anger I usually regret the way I express myself so I have been waiting to feel less angry and when I’m ready I will say what I have to say.’ As she speaks Thurman is visibly angry and carefully choosing her words.

In the aftermath of the *#metoo *#metooand revelations about sexual assault and harassment in workplaces around the world, it’s easy to forget that not everyone feels they can come forward in the first instance. Indeed, we also forget that not everybody who has a story to tell will want to tell it. Thurman’s remarks about not speaking out of anger or in the heat of the moment will undoubtedly resonate with many survivors of sexual harassment and assault.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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