McGowan, clad in a bright orange hoodie and white sneakers, rattled off lyrics to a Yo Gotti rap song ("Rake It Up" for the curious) that had been "stuck in my head all day" and bantered with the crowd before finally picking up one of the pre-submitted questions.
The event, hosted by Politics & Prose, was scheduled for Friday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium, but was cancelled earlier that afternoon in an email announcement. The site urges everyone to raise their voices to "shine light on darkness". Additionally, The Times claims that Harvey had ex-Israeli secret agents follow Rose and Asia Argento, both who have been incredibly vocal in their condemnation of the disgraced producer. When I'm not scrolling through various timeline's I'm researching skin care regiments and watching the Cleveland Cavaliers. It's pretty simple. After that, I'm golden. McGowan's response to Dier was angry, but also full of transgender-reaffirming statements such as referring to Dier as "sister", and saying "we are the same". "My platform is really raising consciousness by 10 percent using every single available avenue at my disposal".
But the situation escalated when the woman asked what McGowan had done for transgender women.
It's understandable why some trans women are upset with McGowan.
She recalled her November booking tearfully, saying, "When they slapped those handcuffs on me, they were cold and heavy". Farrow asked if she feels her years of experiencing abuse may have made her a target for people in the industry. She is best known for her performances from 2001-2006 as Paige Matthews in the supernatural drama series "Charmed". She's aghast at how so many people enabled him. for so long. "I have never-I hate that handcuffs have been on me and not him".
Trans women are women and what I've been trying to say is that it's the same. "I had to train myself for the last three years to be able to actually just exist as me. I think that's molestation".
Later Wednesday night, McGowan made an exceedingly uncomfortable appearance on CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert". I'm not going to shy away from it.
While the appearance inspired confusion more than anything else, McGowan characteristically took to Twitter to defend herself the next morning: "I am unusual, that IS the point".
She even took direct aim at industry legend Meryl Streep, claiming the three-time Oscar victor knew something about Weinstein's reign of terror. but said nothing. I might have information you want. That moment just validated why I was there. It's not an accident that I'm sitting here. Though the killers wrote about their dislike of Marilyn Manson in their manifesto, TV news coverage linked him to the killing, suggesting that his music had helped inspire it, and overnight, they began to receive death and bomb threats, and were forced to beef up their security. "This is a show about expanding consciousness".
While McGowan eventually apologized for the tweet, it remains to be seen whether she will walk back her so-called transphobic comments.