Olivia Wilde has recently made her way onto the internet’s hate list, especially after her recent photos with Harry Styles surfaced online. The director has been accused of publicizing her relationship with the pop singer and using her to promote her upcoming film, don’t worry darling. However, the film is bound by controversy now that a video of the director has surfaced online in which she asks Shia Labeouf to avoid leaving the film.
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Shia Labeouf reportedly fired by Olivia Wilde to provide security for Florence Pugh
Shia Labeouf has been cast as Jack, Alice’s husband, played by Florence Pugh. However, the actor was reportedly fired from the film by Olivia Wilde to protect Florence Pugh, who felt uncomfortable around the actor due to his numerous abuse accusations. In an interview with Varietythe director explained her decision and said,
“I say this as someone who is such an admirer of his work: his process was not conducive to the ethics that I demand in my productions.”
She also added,
“I knew I was going to ask Florence to be in very vulnerable situations, and my priority was for her to feel safe and to feel supported.”
However, Shia Labeouf recently said he left the film of his own free will and was not fired.
Newly released video shows Olivia Wilde begging Shia Labeouf to stay in the film
To add to the drama, he posted a video of the director begging him to stay in the film. In the video, the director also blamed Florence Pugh for not being cooperative.
“I too am heartbroken and want to understand this. You know, I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo and I want to know if you’re ready to give it a shot with me, with us. If she really commits, if she really puts her mind and heart into it, at this point. And if you can make peace, and I respect your point of view, I respect it but if you could make it, what do you think? Is there hope? Is there hope? Let me know.”
The video proves that Olivia Wilde did not fire the actor and was instead willing to make Florence Pugh feel unsafe and uncomfortable when working with the actor.
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Olivia Wilde’s video proves she’s not a feminist
The video was not well received by fans on Twitter, who criticized the director for being a fake feminist and supporting an abuser.
This Olivia Wilde gives a behind-the-curtain look at how abusers are still enabled in the entertainment industry. It also shows that public figures will look at feminism for optics without practicing it.
Shia Labeouf is a monster and she is a facilitator. Both are horrible. https://t.co/cOO5DremMd
—Jessica Kwazz (@JessKwazz) August 26, 2022
irony of Olivia Wilde portraying herself as the character who defies patriarchal society to help Florence Pugh in Don’t Worry Honey, then off set she begs an abuser to come back to her movie when it makes him feel uncomfortable. Didn’t she know the movie she was making?
— dani (@daninaomiscott) August 26, 2022
Olivia Wilde is just another Amber Heard who gets busted after lying and changing the narrative to advance her career.
— Komplikated (@komplikatedx) August 27, 2022
olivia wilde: makes transphobic, homophobic, racist and pedophile comments
also her: I don’t know why they expect the worst from me https://t.co/Mh0OSh1HEQ
– hater (@angrylesbiana) August 24, 2022
she begged an ABUSER to stay her male lead, an ABUSER who made her female lead and the movie’s lead uncomfortable, you tried to get the ABUSER back in the movie blaming your lead feminine. try calling yourself a feminist again, try it.
—haley ◟̽◞̽ I AFHF DAY!! (@momrryprotecter) August 26, 2022
Olivia Wilde pretending to be a feminist director in the press while insulting her lead actress, Florence Pugh, backstage for being uncomfortable on set is beyond gross.
Imagine the utter lack of empathy you would have to openly lie in Variety about this shit.
—Jonathan B (@HQBacon) August 26, 2022
Since the video’s release, the director has been compared to Amber Heard and Joss Whedon for pretending to be a feminist while being very misogynistic and supporting abusers.
don’t worry darling is set to hit theaters on September 23, 2022.
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