Natalie Portman Labeled ‘Hypocrite’ After Controversial Oscars Outfit

‘Oh shut up, Natalie’


People have labeled actress Natalie Portman as a hypocrite after wearing a dress to the Oscars that was embroidered with the names of snubbed female directors.

The actor told The Los Angeles Times she “wanted to recognise the women who were not recognised for their incredible work this year in my subtle way.”

She’s since been labelled as ‘performative’ since she is head of a production company that has only hired one female director – the star herself.

The production company, handsomecharliefilms, has created eight films so far, and three more announced, but none of these films have featured a female director except for Portman.

This was pointed out by Twitter users online, accusing her of ‘hypocrisy’ for not following her own advice.

However others pointed out that whilst the production company belongs to Portman, it isn’t necessarily a carte blanch to create whichever films they might desire too.

The complete list of films and their directors follows:

“No Strings Attached” β€” Ivan Reitman
“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” β€” Burr Steers
“Jane Got a Gun” β€” Gavin O’Connor
“Hesher” β€” Spencer Susser
“Love and Other Impossible Pursuits” β€” Don Roos
“A Tale of Love and Darkness” β€” Natalie Portman
“Eating Animals” β€” Christopher Dillon Quinn”
Eve” β€” Natalie Portman
“Foxy Trotter” β€” Chris Prynoski
“Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry” β€” Announced, no director attached as of yet.
“Best Buds” β€” Announced, no director attached as of yet.

[Featured image credit: Sky Cinema / ABC]

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