Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly called out Sally Field for seeming to apologize for being a white girl with privilege at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.
“I was a little White girl with a pug nose born in Pasadena, California. And when I look around this room tonight, I know my fight, as hard as it was, was lightweight compared to some of yours. I thank you. And I applaud you,” Ms. Field said.
Kelly said: “She’s very sorry about one thing and that appears to be the fact that she’s White” before playing the clip of Ms. Field accepting a lifetime-achievement award from the guild.
“News flash, White girls in America don’t have any troubles that are worth remembering when you’re in front of a group that has a lot of people of color.
“It’s such baloney, Dr. Drew. It’s such pathetic, obvious virtue signaling.”
Kelly then said Fields could have given a different speech, one about the underbelly of Hollywood.
“Sally Field could get up there and say ‘I came up in the industry where the casting couch was alive and well.
“That’s why we produced people like Harvey Weinstein.
“Too many women from Marilyn Monroe forward have had to be subjected to that nonsense in order to get on the big screen.
“So I’m grateful for the opportunities that I created for myself and I nailed them.
“I did really well and I feel good about it.
“She could’ve said something like that true to her personality.
“No, she’s basically got to be like ‘I’m the little White girl from Pasadena and I basically suffered nothing like you people did here in this room.’
“How does she know?
“It’s so diminishing to people of color who are in the room.
“She just assumes that they are all oppressed?
“Why should she assume that they’ve all had it so bad?”
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