Thurman’s controlled anger is damn near terrifying
The allegations of rape, sexual harassment and abuse against powerful men in Hollywood have been inescapable in the news cycle throughout the last few weeks. Starting with Harvey Weinstein and trickling on down to famous directors like Brett Ratner, James Tobak, and actors like Kevin Spacey, women and men have been coming forward in droves to publicly denounce these abusers for what they are.
Uma Thurman was recently asked about her thoughts regarding the sexual misconduct happening within her industry finally becoming public knowledge.
Her response delivers nothing short of Kill Bill levels of rage.
Uma Thurman's response when asked about the flood of sexual misconduct allegations….wow. pic.twitter.com/Sw5Br1GwFg
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 4, 2017
“I think it’s commendable,” Thurman said regarding victims coming forward and speaking up. “I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you, because I’ve learned — I’m not a child, and I’ve learned that when I’ve spoken in anger I usually regret the way I express myself.”
Damn. That carefully controlled restraint though. Her anger is downright palpable, even if she isn’t ready to give a specific statement quite yet. Since HuffPo‘s Yashar Ali first shared the video yesterday, Twitter has practically exploded with reactions to Thurman’s response from fellow celebrities and victims alike.
If you haven't seen this yet it seems Uma Thurman not only knows where the bodies are buried, but has neatly organized all the shovels. https://t.co/c9jmO5v1TM
If you haven't seen this yet it seems Uma Thurman not only knows where the bodies are buried, but has neatly organized all the shovels. https://t.co/c9jmO5v1TM— Robert Caruso (@robertcaruso) November 4, 2017
As a fellow Taurus, I know that nostril flare. Wrongs will be righted. Go, Uma. 👊
As a fellow Taurus, I know that nostril flare. Wrongs will be righted. Go, Uma. 👊— BriansmitH (@brianscribeNY) November 4, 2017
YES. I’m a Leo and hoo boy, can I relate to the Nostril Flare Of Terror.
this tells me she is a great mom.
this tells me she is a great mom.— Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) November 4, 2017
What a great observation. Uma probably handles her house like a boss.
Uma Thurman conveying the bottled up rage of all women oppressed & abused & objectified by the patriarchy since basically the dawn of time is the absolute truth. 🔥🔥🔥pic.twitter.com/URTghrBy34— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) November 4, 2017
She even got a shoutout from Asia Argento, a Weinstein victim and one of the brave actresses featured in the explosive New York Times article that broke the Weinstein story.
The steely stare, the terrifying-but-controlled rage, the nostril flare, and the seriousness with which she declares that she will speak — but on her terms and her terms only — is powerful. Personally, I can’t wait to see exactly how she contributes her knowledge and her voice to this dialogue. (When she’s good and ready, of course.)