Friday, February 02, 2018

Rose McGowan and Barnes and Noble

I like Rose McGowan. She was one of the few things worth watching in Ready to Rumble. And, she was great in Planet Terror. However, I started to notice she wasn't in as many movies and was known more for her tweets than her acting. That is always a troubling sign.  When the Weinstein stuff happened, she was in the forefront.  
Well, this was epic. I generally don't like everything Rose has to say, but she handled herself rather well, up until the point when she told the trans-woman to sit down. When someone is that emotional, you let the enemy stumble and you can attack their points. However, Rose lost the argument when she yelled at the woman to sit down.
Let her speak, and show why her stance is wrong.  You have more control over the argument when your opponent is emotionally distressed and you keep cool.  You lose when you freak out too and start telling her to sit down and shut up.  
Now, she is asking for an apology from Barnes and Noble for the incident. Why?
From Hollywood Reporter, ((Barnes & Noble said in a statement on Friday, "Barnes & Noble strives to make every author appearance in our stores a positive experience both for the author and our customers. In this case, a heckler appeared in the crowd and tried to disrupt the event and they were escorted out of the store by security." ))
BTW, this woman had to have waited nearly an hour to confront Rose. She was late to her own book reading and took a few more minutes to get on stage. That takes commitment to sit around to confront someone that really didn't give two shits about being on time.
From her Twitter ((And everyone from my publicists, t assistants, managers and every person sitting in their chairs frozen by their weakness, a weakness called COMPLICITY. The truth is you all failed me. Again. And again. And again. ))
What were they supposed to do? Tackle her? Use a phaser on her? This was my biggest problem with McGowan. Don't throw shade on your own people. There was no way they could have predicted this. And, you could have handled it better.
((I would like an apology from the manager of the Union Square @BNUnionSquareNY and all security people, and the audience, who did nothing and let the paid verbal assault of an assaulted woman happen. Cool? ))

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