AceShowbiz - Rose McGowan defends herself after comparing being photographed on red carpet to getting sexually assaulted. She noted in an op-ed that a reporter once asked her if she "felt it was inappropriate for the camera to pan up and down [a women's] body," and she replied, "It felt like visual rape."
As the actress came under fire for her comment, she quickly took it to Twitter to defend herself. "Of the spirit, it's a metaphor. Jesus," she tweeted. "And I know what rape is. You might not. You don't know what it's like to be consumed by cameras as a woman & dissected for pleasure."
And I know what rape is. You might not. You don't know what it's like to be consumed by cameras as a woman&dissected for pleasure of creeps— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) September 16, 2016
To a fan who said she insulted rape survivors with the comparison, McGowan responded, "I'm one, too. Sit down." She then posted a picture of herself holding a statuette of Marilyn Monroe. "Ask her if it felt rapey. And you don't get to tell me how I feel. So f**k off," she captioned.