Rachel Griffiths, the Australian actress best known for her roles in Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters, and Muriel’s Wedding, recently put her foot in it. Actually, she put her hand in it. A perfectly manicured hand. Rachel, who currently lives in Australia, had the bright idea to post a picture of her nails in celebration of manicurists re-opening post-(err…mid?) pandemic while mentioning that people are dying in America. But don’t worry, she thoughtfully addressed the Black Lives Matter movement in the States.
Here’s the (since deleted, duh) post:
rachel griffiths career? six feet under pic.twitter.com/PwaRhHVvtM
— Eric Eidelstein (@ericeidelstein) June 3, 2020
Hoo boy, the massive diamond ring does not help.
Surprisingly (to Rachel), the comments were not so kind, calling her “tone-deaf” and “inappropriate”. You can guess what Rachel did next. Apology time! She paired her statement about her “white bitch privilege” with a video of an Australian newscaster talking about Indigenous Australians:
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The last few days have been wrenching . My post early today leant away from that pain but I understand in doing so it pained others who can’t look away from what’s happening- can’t turn off and check out because it is their lives – their brothers theirs sisters their children. And it’s not over ‘there’ . This our country’s stain also. I did not intend to trivialise just escape it. But that I understand is part of the problem . I am sorry . I am sorry that I got this so wrong today. I am sorry that I abdicated any meaningful sense making of what is happening this week and has been happening for centuries . Thank you to the people who have called me out . I have along way to go to truly understand my white bitch privilege . Here are some facts from #stangrant that are ours. Australia’s .
Hey, at least it’s better than Lea Michele’s (low bar though).
Tone-deafness aside, why was Rachel so excited to show off that boring ass manicure? Where are the bright colors, the Swarovski crystals, the expertly painted on emojis? Go big or go home …said the writer who’s never even had a manicure cuz she bites her nails down to the bone like a bloody beaver gnawing on a log.