Evan Rachel Wood Says She's Being Attacked by 'Abusive People' After She Criticized 'Stranger Things'
“I didnt even say he was a bad guy or to stop watching the show, I just said ‘dont date people like that,'” the actress wrote.
Evan Rachel Wood has been forced to defend herself against "Stranger Things" fans.
Dedicated viewers of the Netflix series weren’t happy after the "Westworld" star said on Friday that one should "never date a guy" like Chief Hopper (David Harbour) because of his "extremely jealous" and "violent rages" especially towards Joyce Buyers (Winona Ryder). In response to the backlash, Wood went on an impassioned Twitter rant and defended her comments regarding the show.
On Monday, the actress tweeted, "Cue all the abusive people attacking me on twitter for posting a warning not to fall for abusive behavior like a popular tv character exhibited on a popular show because it reminds them of themselves and they feel personally attacked? Bring it on guys."
"I didnt even say he was a bad guy or to stop watching the show, I just said ‘dont date people like that,’" she continued in another tweet. "But alas, abusers hear an attack and want a fight. Proving my point with their own retaliation."
When a troll questioned whether people should be taking relationship advice from Wood, she hit back, "Maybe so. But abusive relationship advice? 100 percent."
After a second Twitter user said Wood should be using her platform for bigger issues, like President Donald Trump, instead of "attacking a fictional character," she replied, "I agree. Thats why I wrote my own law ensuring more rights for Domestic Abuse survivors called #ThePhoenixAct. Check it out and show support. It goes through the Assembly Public Safety Committee this week." Wood also added the link.
A third person brought up Wood’s character from "Westworld," Dolores, and how someone should never date a person like her. "Indeed. I play a robot who murders people because they wouldnt stop raping and killing her for 30 years," Woods wrote. "Not saying thats right either. Though some would argue self-defense. Dolores is as single as they come."
Wood replied to multiple Twitter users after voicing her strong opinions about Hopper. See her responses as well as her original tweets, below.
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