Brie Larson on Not Clapping for Casey Affleck at Oscars: 'Speaks for Itself'
Brie Larson's less-than-enthusiastic presentation of the Best Actor Oscar to Casey Affleck was noted immediately on social media. Larson did not clap while the audience gave the "Manchester By the Sea" actor a standing ovation.
Now, the actress is speaking out about her reaction. "I think that whatever it was that I did onstage kind of spoke for itself," she told Vanity Fair at the premiere of her new movie "Kong: Skull Island."
"I've said all that I need to say about that topic."
Larson won an Oscar last year for portraying a sexual abuse victim and has been an advocate of sexual assault survivors. And Affleck was sued for sexual harassment by two female crew members during the filming of "I'm Still Here" (both suits were settled in 2010).
The allegations dogged him throughout awards season, though ultimately, did not prevent him from winning the Academy Award. Affleck did not address the issue until days after the ceremony.
"I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else," he told the Boston Globe.
"There's really nothing I can do about it other than live my life the way I know I live it and to speak to what my own values are and how I try to live by them all the time."
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