The actress had been slut-shamed after wearing the see-through dress
Rose McGowan recently appeared in a video interview and spoke about the flak she received after wearing a chainmail dress to the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, accompanied by her then-boyfriend Marilyn Manson.
To make a bold statement
The actress and singer said she went with that dress following her mood, and said she did not regret her choice even though she had to face aog of criticism afterwards. While speaking to Yahoo Entertainment, she admitted that she asked herself why she did that, and said that she had a lot of time to analyse why she went with that dress.
While she did understand why she did it, she had a hard time dealing with “global media shaming,” also because she hadn’t really faced criticism like that before. But it did help her in preparing for what to expect.
The 46-year-old author of Brave said that the reason for wearing that dress was to make a bold statement. She said that she had always hated those red carpet moments that were filled with paparazzi, but that day was different. She said it was her “first big public appearance after being sexually assaulted” by Harvey Weinstein in 1997. Her point was to send a message to Hollywood by showing a lot of skin.
“I just felt like, ‘Oh Hollywood, would you want a body just that you can use and throw away? Then I’ve got one for you,” she explained. McGowan also pointed it out that she didn’t pose for the shutterbugs like the other actresses who go with the usual hand on hips pose, but instead, she “did it with power.”
(Cover: Daily Mail)