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Entertainment Anne Hathaway apologises for disability controversy over 'The Witches'

12:50  06 november  2020
12:50  06 november  2020 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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Anne Hathaway is speaking out after her new film, The Witches , sparked backlash from the disability community. The actress issued a lengthy apology after learning “that many people with limb differences, especially children, are in pain” over her portrayal of the Grand High Witch .

Anne Hathaway Apologizes Amid Controversy Over Her ‘ The Witches ’ Character: ‘I Promise I’ll Do Better’. Anne Hathaway as Grand High Witch in ‘ The Witches ’. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures. Hathaway emphasized that she did not realize the impact her character’s depiction would have on

a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Anne Hathaway in The Witches (Credit: Warner Bros) Anne Hathaway in The Witches (Credit: Warner Bros)

Anne Hathaway has apologised after the depiction of her character’s hands in The Witches film was accused of being insensitive towards disabled people.

The latest adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1983 book stars Hathaway as the Grand High Witch, who has three elongated fingers on each hand.

Both the novel and the 1990 film starring Anjelica Huston portrayed the witches as having five fingers.

British Para swimmer Amy Marren was among those criticising director Robert Zemeckis’ recent adaptation, saying its depiction of the witches’ hands could be harmful to people – especially children – with limb impairments.

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Anne Hathaway (center) in the adaptation of Roald Dahl's ' The Witches .' (CNN) Warner Bros. is apologizing to the disability community over The studio issued an apology in a statement: "We the filmmakers and Warner Bros. Pictures are deeply saddened to learn that our depiction of the fictional

Anne Hathaway as Grand High Witch in ‘ The Witches ’. Courtesy Warner Bros. “Disappointed in the new Warner Bros film The Witches …I myself am a huge advocate of celebrating differences and especially limb differences,” she wrote via Twitter on Monday, November 2. “It’s not unusual for

Academy Award-winner Hathaway has now joined studio Warner Bros in issuing an apology and said “now that I know better I promise I’ll do better”.

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She wrote on Instagram: “Let me begin by saying I do my best to be sensitive to the feelings and experiences of others not out of some scrambling PC fear, but because not hurting others seems like a basic level of decency we should all be striving for.

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“As someone who really believes in inclusivity and really, really detests cruelty, I owe you all an apology for the pain caused. I am sorry. I did not connect limb difference with the GHW when the look of the character was brought to me; if I had, I assure you this never would have happened.”

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The Robert Zemeckis-directed, Anne Hathaway -starring film sparked outrage from the disabled The Witches is getting some backlash. The Robert Zemeckis-directed, Anne Hathaway -starring film Disability advocate Shannon Crossland also spoke out: “Is this the kind of message we want the next

Anne Hathaway is apologizing after her newest movie, “ The Witches ”, faced backlash from the disability community. Sharing a video to Instagram from the Lucky Fin Project, an organization that raises awareness of children with limb differences, Hathaway said that she does her “best to be

She added: “I particularly want to say I’m sorry to kids with limb differences: now that I know better I promise I’ll do better. And I owe a special apology to everyone who loves you as fiercely as I love my own kids: I’m sorry I let your family down.”

Anne Hathaway et al. wearing costumes: (Warner Bros.) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK (Warner Bros.)

Hathaway also shared a video from the Lucky Fin Project, an organisation supporting those with limb differences.

A Warner Bros representative said filmmakers were “deeply saddened” at causing upset.

The Witches also stars Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci and is available to watch now on PVOD.

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