Actress Rosanna Arquette Says FBI Told Her To Make Twitter Account Private After White ‘Shame’ Post
Rosanna Arquette is horribly ashamed to be white.
“I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me,” she posted this week on Twitter. “And I feel so much shame.”
The internet, as expected, exploded.
“Rosanna, hating all white people even if it is your own skin color does not make you any less a racist. ;-)” wrote one Twitterer.
Rosanna, hating all white people even if it is your own skin color does not make you any less a racist. 😉
— Eddie Donovan, Ph.D. 🇺🇸 (@EddieDonovan) August 7, 2019
But you can’t see her original tweet unless you’ve been approved by the “Pulp Fiction” actress. “These Tweets are protected. Only approved followers can see @RoArquette’s Tweets. To request access, click Follow,” her page says now.
Arquette said she received “threatening and cruel” replies and reportedly told the FBI, which she said told her to “lock up” her account.
“Yes I’m locked to protect myself I was told by FBI to lock it up,” Arquette told TheWrap Thursday. “There are toxic and very vicious people on social media. Threatening and cruel,” she said. “I said yesterday the I am ashamed of the color of my skin. I am privileged just because I’m white. I feel shame. Because of all the violence that is happening in America and other racist countries.”
“I was not raised to be racist,” she added. “In fact my mother took me to Harlem to integrate and all black nursery school when I was 4. I feel truly desolate at the bigotry. and severe racism that we are witnessing in 2019.”
“Rosanna Arquette, who was one of the first prominent individuals to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, pointed to the disgraced mogul and a sinister “Boy’s Club” that she said she needed to be protected from. The FBI, Arquette said, compelled her to take her account private,” The Wrap wrote.
“On top of being one of the women who came out about [Harvey] Weinstein. The Boy’s Club is bigger than it ever [has been], so the attacks are really actually dangerous right now. But that’s what they want to put me in a state of fear. And I say no. I will not be afraid so I will protect myself and I do have people around me who are ready to protect me if someone goes after me. Don’t f— with me is where I’m at.”
In her statement, she also referenced disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges (he has pleaded not guilty). “We are witnessing the light being shed in the darkest parts of a hidden sick society [–] the selling of children for sex. Epstein is just the beginning. These sick f—- are going down.”