Jessica Chastain Feels Her White Guilt

Last week, The Envelope section of the Los Angeles Times published a cover featuring six top actresses for their story “A Shift in Focus: Actresses Call for a Change in the Way Many Stories Are Told.” The article examined the topic of women in Hollywood and their treatment on screen. Posing on the cover were Jessica Chastain, Margot Robbie, Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening and Kate Winslet.

It wasn’t 30 seconds after the cover was published that readers realized they were all white and blonde, except for Chastain. As you can see, this being 2017, they opened Twitter and started smashing on their keyboard.

People also went after the actresses who posed for being so tone deaf. As of yet, only Jessica Chastain has responded. Chastain soaked in the guilt and agreed that there’s a problem that there were no women of color in the photo.

To be fair, Chastain shouldn’t be too hard on herself. Pretty, blonde, white girls are probably the most marginalized group of people in the world. It’s about time they get their due. Sure, women of color may represent at most 5% of Hollywood, but white girls represent 25%. That’s 20% more suffering!

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