Anne Hathaway Apologizes Amid ‘The Witches’ Backlash

Anne Hathaway Apologizes Amid ‘The Witches’ Backlash

anne hathaway is expressing her remorse amid backlash over her recent film the oscar winner shared an apology on instagram to people with limb differences who were hurt by her portrayal of the grand high witch in the new hbo max film the witches the film is an adaptation of rule doll’s 1990 children’s book in which the titular witches have five fingers with long claws this new film changed that though making anne’s witch and her coven have three long fingers that they

hide with gloves the move upset many with limb differences who felt the depiction negatively impacted those with similar features characterizing them as freaky or scary many posted their reactions under the hashtag not a witch in a new post

anne addressed those who were hurt she wrote 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 grand high witch when the look of the character was brought to me if i had i assure you this never would have happened

and then specifically apologized to kids with limb differences writing 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 alongside her words and shared a video from the limb difference organization lucky finn project and encouraged people

who weren’t familiar to check out their work as well as the not a witch hashtag quote to get a more inclusive and necessary perspective on limb difference

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