Kieran Culkin Praised for His Cringing Response to Julie Deply’s Racist Remark in Resurfaced Clip

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A resurfaced video shows Kieran Culkin appropriately cringing as his co-star Julie Delpy says she wishes she “was African American.”

In the clip, the actor sat by his Wiener-Dog co-star as she complained there was “nothing worse than being a woman” in the entertainment industry while promoting their 2016 film at the Sundance Film Festival.

“Two years ago, I said something about the [Oscars] Academy being very white male, which is the reality, and I was slashed to pieces by the media,” the France-born actress and writer said.

“It’s funny — women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because at least people don’t bash them afterward when they say something about a reality — which is we live in a xenophobic environment.”

As Delpy, 54, uttered the words out of her mouth, Culkin, 41, immediately put his head down, covering his face with his hand.

The Succession actor appeared uncomfortable as the duo’s other cast mate, Danny DeVito, listened intently.

“It’s the hardest to be a woman,” the Oscar-nominated writer continued. “Feminists is probably something people hate above all. Nothing worse than being a woman in this business. I really believe that — actually in America because in France it’s fine.”

After the resurfaced clip started trending on social media, several fans commented to express their disappointment in the Two Days in Paris star's comment.

Deply previously apologized for her statement, insisting she never meant to “underestimate anyone else’s struggle.”

“I’m very sorry for how I expressed myself,” she wrote in a statement to Entertainment Weekly days after making the controversial comment. “It was never meant to diminish the injustice done to African American artists or to any other people that struggle for equal opportunities and rights; on the contrary.

“All I was trying to do is to address the issues of inequality of opportunity in the industry for women as well (as I am a woman). I never intended to underestimate anyone else’s struggle!”


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