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Brie Larson Protested Casey Affleck's Best Actor Win And Abuse Survivors Are Thankful

Brie Larson Protested Casey Affleck's Best Actor Win And Abuse Survivors Are Thankful
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1 year ago

There's no doubt that Casey Affleck is a hell of an actor. If anyone says otherwise I'll just point them to his work in The Killer Inside Me, Out of the Furnace, or The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

But despite his talent and accolades, the Hollywood star's recent Oscar nomination and win is mired in controversy, one that occurred during the filming of Joaquin Phoenix's mocumentary I'm Still Here.

Allegations of Affleck sexually assaulting female production assistants while staying at Phoenix's house to mitigate production costs for the film cropped up. Years later, his Oscar nod upset a lot of people who thought that it was ridiculous the star was even being considered for the award considering his dark past.

But there was a silent protest that occurred courtesy of Brie Larson.

Larson herself won an Oscar a year earlier for portraying a woman who was a victim of abuse. And although Larson didn't speak to Affleck's win directly, it's hard to imagine that the actress' refusal to applaud wasn't intentional.

Larson is a huge advocate for abuse victims.

The actress took part in Lady Gaga's stage performance of "Till it Happens to You" a song about surviving sexual assault. Larson stood and hugged each of the survivors who were a part of Gaga's 2016 Oscars performance.

Larson also notably avoided Affleck when she presented him with his Golden Globe win, as well.

Regardless of the actress' intentions, the internet is pretty much convinced that she held her applause on purpose. Do you think it was intentional?

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