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Jameela Jamil Calls Out Tarantino Film for Casting Emile Hirsch, Who Attacked Her Friend in 2015

The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil continues to be an amazing and outspoken advocate for women and holding Hollywood men accountable.

On Friday, it was announced that actor Emile Hirsch would join the Quentin Tarantino film about the Manson Family murders—news that Jamil took to task because of Hirsch’s past abusive behavior. In 2015, Hirsch pled guilty to assaulting a female studio executive by choking her at a party. The executive, according to Jamil who calls her her best friend, dealt with three years of PTSD. While Hirsch was sentenced to 15 days in jail, Jamil says he never apologized.

After the tweet gained some traction, Jamil added more comments to say she was moved by support and that to ignore Hirsch history sends the message that “it is ok to hurt women.”

She also replied to one particular comment about Hirsch making a “mistake” that also said Jamil “should apologize”. Jamil was, appropriately, angry at that choice of words:

Jamil also gained attention for her activism when she weighed in on the Aziz Ansari story to talk about how men are conditioned not to pay attention to women’s needs, and that as a whole, we need to do a better job teaching what enthusiastic, respectful, and consenting participation looks like.

Hirsch has not yet responded to the story and whether he has reached out to do right by his victim, as Jamil puts it, is yet to be seen. It is, of course, also a frustrating and telling casting decision as film director Tarantino has spoken frankly about how he knew about Harvey Weinstein’s history of abuse and regrets not having done more. If Tarantino continues to work with men like Hirsch and give them opportunities, those words suddenly feel very empty—what is the point of the movement if we only hold people accountable when it is convenient, easy, or of no consequence to us?

(via The Daily Dot, image: NBC)

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