Rose McGowan's Agency Dropped Her After Calling Out Hollywood Sexism
Just a week after Rose McGowan called out Hollywood for its inherent sexism, the industry pushed back.
On Wednesday, the actress tweeted that she had been "fired" by her agent, which came after after she tweeted the grossly sexist casting call for a project maybe/probably/definitely starring Adam Sandler that encouraged actresses to show off their cleavage at the audition:
"I was offended by the fact that went through so many people’s hands and nobody red flagged it," she later told Entertainment Weekly. "This is normal to so many people." She also said she wasn't out to "vilify" Adam Sandler.
Although in her tweet on Wednesday night McGowan said her agent was one who fired her, The Wrap reports that her agent, Sheila Wenzel, had actually left Innovative Artists on Monday. With Wenzel gone, Innovative Artists was no longer interested in representing McGowan anymore. The actress later clarified that Wenzel was not directly involved in her getting dumped:
Sheila Wenzel is a wonderful agent that ceased working with Innovative before my firing. She's a good, strong woman I'm proud to know.— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) June 25, 2015
A few women in Hollywood have tweeted their support of Rose McGowan and called on more women in the industry to speak out:
Despite the setback, McGowan remained upbeat: