Dame Angela Lansbury is said to be “upset” and “devastated” that the comments she made about sexual harassment in the workplace have been taken “out of context”.
He spoke following a game after an interview with the Radio Times this week.
The actress has been criticised for being reported to say, “be beautiful,” had “failed” for women to sometimes take the blame”.
Dame Angela said: “There is no excuse for men to harass women, abuse of a sexual nature.”A strong supporter of women’s rights’
Murder, She Wrote and beauty and the Beast star, 92, has continued to say in his new statement: “I am devastated that someone deem me able to think differently.
“Those who have known the quality of my work and the many declarations I have made in the course of my life, should know that I am a strong supporter of women’s rights.
“Finally, I would like to add that I am troubled by how quickly and brutishly some have taken my comments out of context and attempted to blame my generation, my age, or my mindset, without having to read the entirety of what I said.”
Dame Angela, who played the role of Aunt March in the BBC’s forthcoming adaptation of Little Women, has been the subject of criticism after the interview the Radio Times has been published.
To speak, in the light of the recent allegations of sexual behavior in Hollywood, she said in an interview: “it’s terrible to say we can’t make ourselves look as attractive as possible, without being thrown down and raped.
“Women should be prepared for this? No, they should not be! There is no excuse for this.”
She also said: “I think that will stop now he will have to. I think that a lot of men must be very worried at this point.”
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