The actress of & # 39; Mirror Mirror & # 39; It minimizes Charlie McDowell's numerous inappropriate jokes about race, rape and eating disorder while begging people to stop attacking him.
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Lily Collins came to her boyfriend Charlie McDowellHis defense after he faced the reaction online. The 36-year-old writer / director was criticized after he posted an offensive post on his Instagram story. It was a picture of a woman sitting next to a child's backpack with the cartoon character Ursula. "As a mother as a purse," he captioned the photo.
Charlie McDowell compares a woman with Ursula
It was also revealed that he made racist jokes on Twitter. "I used to be a black teenager," he joked in a 2012 post.
Numerous inappropriate jokes were also found in his book "Dear girls above me: inspired by a true story." "Dear GAM: & # 39; I had the nightmare that they were raping me, but he couldn't do it. It was scary but super offensive & # 39; I want to feel bad for you," he wrote in a passage.
He also mocked domestic violence: "If you piss off a guy, he'll use his fist. I guess if you piss off a woman, she'll use mind games screwed to knock you down." He joked about the eating disorder in another passage: "Dear GAM, & # 39; if breakfast is the most important meal of the day, can I skip the others? & # 39; That could be healthier than vomiting."
Collins said she and McDowell were hurt by the negative comments addressed to them. While begging people to stop attacking her boyfriend, the "Mirror Mirror"The actress minimized her disrespectful comments. Apparently she suggested that he had an unusual sense of humor.
"This week I saw some messages and comments that were very painful for me and for someone I love. It is never okay to verbally abuse, intimidate or threaten people, even if you disagree with their opinion or sense of humor," he wrote. musician's daughter Phil collins on his own Instagram.
As a defender of the fight against bullying, she continued: "I have always relied on social networks, especially on Instagram, because we have created a community on this page that is very encouraging and loving. It is amazing to see them make friends and start new conversations. ".
"I am incredibly grateful for all of you. But, please, think before you write something negative and defamatory. It is so important that we do our best to get up, not tear ourselves down. Love forever and ever …", he concluded.
His statement did not like many people. One wrote: "You are who (sic) is a spokeswoman for a worldwide organization against bullying by giving speeches on WE DAY about how we should speak against bullying, but YOU are the one who gives your boyfriend a pass to humiliate innocent people on social networks. Make it make more sense @lilycollins. "
Despite encouraging his followers to start a conversation, Collins along with McDowell blocked criticism online.
Charlie McDowell is the son of the English actor Malcolm McDowell and American actress Mary Steenburgen. It was previously linked to Rooney mara and Emilia Clarke. It is rumored that the "game of Thrones"Alum broke up with him because he didn't appreciate his sense of humor.
When she started dating Collins earlier this year, one of her worried fans posted her problematic jokes while tagging the actress on Instagram and begging her boyfriend to apologize. "I ask for a statement or an apology if you are a good person," the fan sent him a message.
The fan was blocked by the actress. "It's official, @lilyjcollins has blocked me," said the fan. "It seems that their relationship is the most important thing at the moment and it seems that they don't care about the r * pe, the eating disorder, the racist jokes that her boyfriend has made. She doesn't seem to care that her fans can hurt themselves for them. I've lost so much respect for this woman that I once admired so much. "
Meanwhile, McDowell insisted that he is a good person and did nothing wrong. He claimed that his jokes were "completely out of context and not looked at properly." He said: "The negativity I have received from a select few is much worse than anything I have tweeted or written."
Lily Collins is expected to star in the next Charlie McDowell movie "Golden wrath".