Salma Hayek Claps Back At Hollywood Sexism
Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek recently spoke on a panel about gender equality at the Cannes Film Festival and called Hollywood out on their sh-t in the process.
According to New York magazine, the 48-year-old Mexicana–who is here for women’s equality–argues that sexism in Hollywood won’t end until the film industry recognizes women are more than glittery pieces of eye candy.
“They don’t see us as a powerful economic force,” Hayek said of the billion-dollar industry and its sexual objectification of women. “The only kind of movie where women make more than men is the porno industry.”
Hayek continued, saying that male actors are the only ones given credit when a film does well at the box office. “Cinema undermines women’s intelligence. It’s been doing it for some time now.”
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