Emma Thompson has been one of the most vocal advocates for the MeToo movement and she’s been working hard trying to keep the movement alive.
Thompson recently appeared on the BBC’s Woman’s Hour (via The Daily Mail) and that was when she was asked whether the verdict in the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp trial marked the end of the #MeToo movement.
Here’s what Thompson had to say about the verdict and the future of the MeToo movement:
One of the things that’s very difficult to do is judge an issue like the MeToo issue brings to the fore when you’re dealing with very very famous people. It’s a whole other thing. So actually one of the great issues to do with that case is fame and how people who are famous are treated differently and viewed differently. I would say that the MeToo movement is not going to be derailed by that, but in order for it not to be derailed, we just have to keep on talking. We have to keep on talking and refuse to allow it to be derailed by a case where two very very very famous people, which has been blown out of all remote human proportion by the press… that’s something that can’t be avoided. But a case where the two protagonists are that famous is not representative, and it’s just very important to remember that. This movement, which is about human kindness and is so simple really and has been made so complicated, cannot and will not be derailed by one case, and that’s not going to happen actually, it simply won’t happen.
Do not let Amber Heard detail the MeToo movement says Emma Thompson
It will be difficult to not let your feelings about Amber Heard get in the way of what you think of the MeToo movement.
Heard did attach herself to the movement, but that doesn’t mean that she really represents it.
Also, it’s important not to lose sight of the bigger picture here: the MeToo movement is hugely important and should not be forgotten.
As Dame Emma Thompson said, we shouldn’t stop talking about it to stop the movement from being derailed.
We should also not forget that Ms Heard is a human being and also has feelings.
Maybe the best thing to do is to let it go and start focusing on other things, such as helping to keep the MeToo movement alive and moving forward.
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We do and we think that Amber Heard shouldn’t derail the #MeToo movement.
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