Meryl Streep and Suffragette co-star, Carey Mulligan caused uproar on Twitter this week after posing with shirts that read: “I’d Rather Be A Rebel Than A Slave.”
In efforts to promote their new film, both women posed in the shirts for Time Out London, but unfortunately, the slogan didn’t sit well with folks on Twitter.
The line, which has caused quite a bit of controversy, is from the famous 1933 speech by British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement, Emmeline Pankhurst, that reads: “I know that women, once convinced that they are doing what is right, that their rebellion is just, will go on, no matter what the difficulties, no matter what the dangers, so long as there is a woman alive to hold up the flag of rebellion. I would rather be a rebel than a slave.”
After all the social media outrage, Time Out released a statement that read:
“It has been read by at least half a million people in the UK and we have received no complaints. The original quote was intended to rouse women to stand up against oppression – it is a rallying cry, and absolutely not intended to criticise those who have no choice but to submit to oppression, or to reference the Confederacy, as some people who saw the quote and photo out of context have surmised.”
HipHollywood reached out to Streep’s camp, but no word back.
Suffragette, which also stars, Helena Bonham Carter, hits theaters on October 23.
Prenup For What? The Real Reason Prince Harry Doesn’t Need Meghan Markle To Sign On The Dotted Line
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are keeping the fairytale alive by forgoing a prenup … but this might not be as romantic as it sounds.
According to a source, Harry believes his marriage to Meghan will last forever and there’s no reason to safeguard his £30 million fortune. “There was never any question in Harry’s mind that he would sign a prenup,” one of his “friends” told DailyMail. “He’s determined that his marriage will be a lasting one, so there’s no need for him to sign anything.”
Awww, that’s beautiful … but the gag is, even if Markle signed a prenup it wouldn’t mean much. Unfortunately, prenups are not legally enforceable in the UK. However, they are increasingly taken into account during divorce cases, so at least there’s that.
Also, Prince Harry isn’t the first to take this route. His big brother Prince William made the same move when he married Kate Middleton. In addition, their mother, Princess Diana, didn’t have a prenup either. Consequently, she had to fight tooth and nail to get her £17 million settlement when she divorced Prince Charles.
Hopefully, the royal couple’s union will be one that last a lifetime. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed on May 19th at Windsor Castle in England.
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