Keira Knightley: I Did NOT Attack Kate Middleton! I Attacked SOCIETY!

Keira Knightley at the 2015 Oscars

Last week, there was an uproar after Keira Knightley dared to criticize Kate Middleton in an essay.

Keira, however, is speaking up and explaining that she did nothing of the sort.

She wrote the essay, but says that her words were misconstrued in an attack. She makes her real meaning clear.

On Thursday, at the premiere of her new film Collette at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival, Keira Knightley spoke out.

“I think it’s very interesting that certain parts of the media have, I don’t want to say purposefully,” Keira begins.

She continues: “but let’s just say misrepresented my meaning and exactly what I said.”

Some mistakenly interpreted her words as a criticism of Kate Middleton for looking too perfect, especially after having gone through the ordeal of childbirth.

People who read her words and took that from them … absolutely missed the point.

“So,” Keira says. “I would suggest to those people in the media that they re-read the entirety of the essay.”

“And,” Keira says, she suggests that they “not just take one bit out of it.”

Some people, it seems, need to work on their reading comprehension skills.

“Because the comments that I made,” Keira clarifies. “Are completely about our culture that silences women’s truths and forces us all to hide.”

“And,” Keira adds. “I absolutely did not shame anybody in any way, in fact quite the opposite.”

“So,” Keira says. “I would say to everybody, there is a wonderful book out at the moment, it’s called Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies).”

“And I suggest if you want to know about this,” Keira announces. “Then you should actually read the essay and all the others in the book”

Keira says that it’s a good book, adding: “and the wonderful thing is that all the proceeds go to Girl Up.”

“Which is a phenomenal UN foundation,” she explains. “Which gives money to organizations that are supporting girls’ education, girls’ safety and girls’ leadership in developing countries.”

That’s true — Girl Up has been around for a while and they do some great work.

What caused some ot misinterpret Keira’s essay was that she cited Kate Middleton as an example of women being asked to mask their discomfort.

“She was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on,” Keira wrote.

“The face the world wants to see,” Keira noted. “Hide. Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our breasts leaking, our hormones raging.”

Keira observed that the …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip

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