Adrienne YnnaOtherwise known as Human Butt Wipe. A blog dedicated to writing things that I cannot say in real life. A feminist film buff who is constantly writing and never actually speaking, full of anxiety and too many things on my mind.
On August 23, 2013 Anna Gunn, who starred as Skyler White on Breaking Bad, published an article in The New York Times titled “I Have A Character Issue”. Her article discussed the cruel and sexist online backlash that her character- and even Anna herself- received.
She wrote “My character, to judge from the popularity of Web sites and Facebook pages devoted to hating her, has become a flash point for many people’s feelings about strong, non-submissive, ill-treated women. As the hatred of Skyler blurred into loathing for me as a person, I saw glimpses of an anger that, at first, simply bewildered me.” She continues, “It’s notable that viewers have expressed similar feelings about other complex TV wives — Carmela Soprano of ‘The Sopranos,’ Betty Draper of ‘Mad Men.’ Male characters don’t seem to inspire this kind of public venting and vitriol.”
Anna Gunn writes…
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