Rose McGowan Says Tony Robbins' Apology For His #MeToo Remarks Isn't Enough
Rose McGowan wants more than a mere apology on social media from life coach Tony Robbins, who criticized the #MeToo movement during one of his seminars.
McGowan shared her thoughts on the viral video that showed Robbins demeaning the #MeToo campaign. In her interview, the actress called Robbins a falsehood and his teachings based on "falsehood." She also said that his career is "bulls**t." The Charmed star also called Robbins a bully for using his power on Nanine McCool, one of the attendees in the seminar who stood up against his stance on the campaign.
In the viral video, the self-help guru claimed that women are only trying to make themselves feel better by claiming to be victims of sexual harassment or by targeting powerful men. Robbins thinks that these women are just having fun and not people with real stories to share about their experience with sexual assault.
"So I'm not knocking the #MeToo movement. I'm knocking victimhood. If you use the #MeToo movement to try to get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else, you haven't grown an ounce. All you've done is basically use a drug called significance to make yourself feel good," Robbins told the crowd at his seminar.
.@rosemcgowan says Tony Robbins needs to do more than just apologize for his comments on the #MeToo movement pic.twitter.com/gMte8te89l — NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 12, 2018
The outspoken McGowan acknowledged that his words were very triggering and they made her heart race. She said that Robbins's statement was an abuse of power.
Call For Change
Robbins has since apologized for his remarks on Twitter where he expressed his support for the #MeToo movement. He also acknowledged that he still has a lot to learn.
https://t.co/rWJ2wob8Ap pic.twitter.com/vRzXEdXVoJ — Tony Robbins (@TonyRobbins) April 8, 2018
However, McGowan, who has been the loudest voice in the #MeToo campaign, said that she wants more out of Robbins than an apology. Speaking on behalf of the members and victims, McGowan called for change within the self-help coach.
"We want your mind to not be like that. We want you not to be narrow and square. We suffer because of men like you," McGowan tells Now This.
In the same interview, the 44-year-old model applauded McCool for standing up for what she believes in. She praised her courage for speaking up the truth. McGowan closed her interview by encouraging more women to push against power and speak the truth.
"Because when someone pushes you, all we have is truth. What have you got to lose? What have they not already done to you?" McGowan adds.