Olivia Wilde Is Receiving Backlash Over Her Post Praising Harry Styles For Taking A Role In A Woman-Led Movie
"We genuinely don't have to pelt men with meals and trophies for acting like the women they work with are people. It is their obligation to do so."
Olivia Wilde's recent praise of Harry Styles has sparked a debate online about the standards men are held to.
The whole thing started when Olivia, who's reportedly been dating Harry since January, posted a tribute to him and his work on her latest movie, Don't Worry Darling.
Olivia, who is the director behind the project, praised Harry for not outshining the women in the film.
"Little known fact," she began the post. "Most male actors don’t want to play supporting roles in female-led films. The industry has raised them to believe it lessens their power (i.e financial value) to accept these roles, which is one of the reasons it’s so hard to get financing for movies focusing on female stories."
"No joke, it is harrrrrd to find actors who recognize why it might be worth it to allow for a woman to hold the spotlight. Enter: @harrystyles, our 'Jack,'" she continued.
"Not only did he relish the opportunity to allow for the brilliant @florencepugh to hold center stage as our 'Alice', but he infused every scene with a nuanced sense of humanity," she went on.
"He didn't have to join our circus, but he jumped on board with humility and grace, and blew us away every day with his talent, warmth, and ability to drive backwards," she signed off.