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Anne Hathaway Apologizes Her Young Fans For Portrayal of Limb Difference In The Witches

Anne Hathaway Apologizes Her Young Fans For Portrayal of Limb Difference In The Witches

While the successful actress Anne Hathaway is experiencing the joy of the release of her new movie, unfortunately, the latest updates took the wind out of her sails. The reason for this is that the film did not receive very good reviews, and on top of that, she apologized on her Instagram account because of how the character she played in the film was portrayed and caused pain to the disabled community.

The 37-year-old beautiful actress played in the remake of the 1990’s witch movie, The Witches, which is based on the Roald Dahl’s 1983 classic book. Hathaway appears before the audience as the Grand High Witch in this movie.

This week, Warner Bros. made a statement and expressed regret for hurting disabled people in The Witches movie. Following this announcement, a statement came from the lead actor Anne Hathaway.

On Thursday, Hathaway wrote on her Instagram that she was deeply sorry about what she caused without knowing it. People with limb differences declared that they were in pain because of the portrayal of the Grand High Witch in The Witches. She apologized to the children and assured that she will do better next time.

After Anne Hathaway’s statement, many different comments were written under her post, and some people argued that it was unnecessary to hear so much about the imaginary characters, and some supported Hathaway’s statement.

Here’s what she stated:

“I have recently learned that many people with limb differences, especially children, are in pain because of the portrayal of the Grand High Witch in The Witches.

Let me begin by saying I do my best to be sensitive to the feelings and experiences of others not out of some scrambling PC fear, but because not hurting others seems like a basic level of decency we should all be striving for. As someone who really believes in inclusivity and really, really detests cruelty, I owe you all an apology for the pain caused. I am sorry. I did not connect limb difference with the GHW when the look of the character was brought to me; if I had, I assure you this never would have happened.

I particularly want to say I’m sorry to kids with limb differences: now that I know better I promise I’ll do better. And I owe a special apology to everyone who loves you as fiercely as I love my own kids: I’m sorry I let your family down.

If you aren’t already familiar, please check out the @Lucky_Fin_Project (video above) and the #NotAWitch hashtag to get a more inclusive and necessary perspective on limb difference.”

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I have recently learned that many people with limb differences, especially children, are in pain because of the portrayal of the Grand High Witch in The Witches.  Let me begin by saying I do my best to be sensitive to the feelings and experiences of others not out of some scrambling PC fear, but because not hurting others seems like a basic level of decency we should all be striving for. As someone who really believes in inclusivity and really, really detests cruelty, I owe you all an apology for the pain caused. I am sorry. I did not connect limb difference with the GHW when the look of the character was brought to me; if I had, I assure you this never would have happened. I particularly want to say I’m sorry to kids with limb differences: now that I know better I promise I’ll do better. And I owe a special apology to everyone who loves you as fiercely as I love my own kids: I’m sorry I let your family down. If you aren’t already familiar, please check out the @Lucky_Fin_Project (video above) and the #NotAWitch hashtag to get a more inclusive and necessary perspective on limb difference.

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