The ugly PC race to be the ‘victimiest’ victim

The ugly PC race to be the ‘victimiest’ victim
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Actress Julie Delpy should have known she was doomed to defeat in her artless attempt to displace African-Americans as bigger victims of discrimination in Hollywood. Given the highly publicized outrage about the upcoming Oscars’ lack of non-white nominees, Delpy’s comments that “sometimes I wish I were African American” and “nothing worse than being a woman in this business” were ill-considered at best.

Inevitably, she apologized, explaining that she “never meant to diminish the injustice done to African-American artists or to any other people that struggle for equal opportunities and rights.”

Ian McKellen’s entry into the greatest-grievance competition — noting that no openly gay man has won best actor — didn’t create nearly as much controversy, but perhaps only because he was careful not to try to suggest homophobia was worse than racism, but rather just an equally bad plague in Hollywood.

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