Vanessa Hudgens is being called 'tone-deaf' for praising Woody Allen
28 November 2019, 15:23
Vanessa Hudgens said she wants to work with Woody Allen in an interview about her Netflix film The Knight Before Christmas.
Vanessa Hudgens is coming under fire for saying that she loves Woody Allen and wants to work with him in a new interview.
Vanessa is currently promoting her new Netflix film The Knight Before Christmas. After winning over audiences with her turn in The Princess Switch last year, Netflix signed on the 30-year-old star to act as the lead in two more holiday movies (The Knight Before Christmas and a sequel to The Princess Switch).
Reception to Vanessa's Christmas films has been overwhelmingly positive but the former Disney actress has now expressed wishes to broaden her filming repertoire. In doing, so she's said that she wants to work with Woody Allen despite the allegations made against him – and now she's being called out for it.
Speaking to LA Times, Vanessa said she feels like she's "barely scratched the surface" of her aspirations. Vanessa explained that she dreams of working with award-winning directors, such as Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. Vanessa then controversially mentioned that she'd also like to work with Woody Allen. She said: "I love Woody Allen films. ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona’ is one of my favourite movies.
The interviewer then asked Vanessa if the allegations of sexual abuse against Woody would deter her from starring in one of his films (Woody Allen's daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of sexual assault in 1992). Vanessa then replied saying: “I don’t know him. I’ve never met him. I only know what I’ve heard. And the fact is, I love his films and I love the romantic worlds that are created within."
Unsurprisingly, people are angry with Vanessa's words and they've taken to social media to express their disappointment. A person tweeted: "im tired of famous women not believing woody allens victims!!!!!! fuck selena gomez, fuck scarjo, and fuck vanessa hudgens." Meanwhile, another wrote: "it is honestly gross you’d see voluntarily work with assaulters."
man. FUCK vanessa hudgens. im tired of famous women not believing woody allens victims!!!!!! fuck selena gomez, fuck scarjo, and fuck vanessa hudgens.— 𝖗𝖔𝖘𝖊 (@quakescamila) November 27, 2019
vanessa hudgens supporting woody allen..... i don’t think i’ve ever felt this BETRAYED— 𝗆𝖺𝗒 (@80sbev) November 28, 2019
hi @VanessaHudgens woody allen is a sexual abuser. he is not a good person. he changed his story about the abuse against his daughter and refused to take a lie detector test. it is honestly gross you’d see voluntarily work with assaulters. shame on you for siding with abusers. https://t.co/GFmlEE1jo2— kaila | frozen 2 stan (@marvelusholland) November 27, 2019
In other words:— 『Sam』 (@bombastic_luv) November 27, 2019
"I don't care about the abuse of women and children, really. If I am not personally affected then it's not a problem, all I care about is whether Woody Allen's films give me the fuzzies" https://t.co/hCDBN0zQBw
Vanessa Hudgens putting her sneakers on to go dancing all night long pic.twitter.com/ML957RoajL— Sam Lansky (@samlansky) November 27, 2019
As it stands, Vanessa is yet to respond to the backlash. We shall update you if she does.