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Actress Julie Delpy Apologizes for Voicing Diverse Thought in Hollywood Diversity Debate

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If we can survive this election, the greatest long term hope for America lies in the strategy of letting the progressive victim subgroups cannibalize themselves.

Delpy, who was Oscar-nominated as a writer both for “Before Midnight” and “Before Sunset,” said that she said she has raised the issue of how few women were members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was shut down.

“Two years ago, I said something about the Academy being very white male, which is the reality, and I was slashed to pieces by the media,” she told TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider. “It’s funny — women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash them afterward.”

She went on: “It’s the hardest to be a woman. Feminists is something people hate above all. Nothing worse than being a woman in this business. I really believe that.”

A woman giving an opinion about unequal treatment of women in the entertainment industry shouldn’t be a problem, right?

Ah…but women weren’t the victims du jour (du week, du whatever) last week in Hollywood. As such, even if what she said was generally approved by the Hive Mind at some other time, it wasn’t when Delpy said it.

She quickly got the word from the Elders of the Hive mind.

Julie Delpy has apologized for the comments she made regarding diversity in Hollywood, saying they were “never meant to diminish the injustice done to African American artists.”

“I’m very sorry for how I expressed myself,” Delpy said in a statement issued to Entertainment Weekly. “It was never meant to diminish the injustice done to African American artists or to any other people that struggle for equal opportunities and rights, on the contrary. All I was trying to do is to address the issues of inequality of opportunity in the industry for women as well (as I am a woman). I never intended to underestimate anyone else’s struggle! We should stay alert and united and support each other to change this unfair reality and don’t let anyone sabotage our common efforts by distorting the truth.”

Is Hollywood occasionally unfair to women and people of color? It’s run by liberals, so of course it is. If we’ve learned anything from the last 100 years of American history it’s that wealthy white liberals prefer the company of other wealthy white liberals. Until they want to run for public office, that is.

Then they can tolerate a little diversity, as long as it’s not of thought.

Julie Delpy is clear on that now and has returned to her place.