Natalie Portman Responds To Rose McGowan Calling Her Oscars Outfit 'Offensive'

The drama continues.

After Rose McGowan called out Natalie Portman for her "deeply offensive" Oscars outfit, the actress has responded.

Keep reading to see what she had to say!

Two of the biggest feminists out there are Natalie Portman and Rose McGowan.

They have both contributed so much to the cause, it's hard to decide which one of them to start singing the praises of first...

Alright, I'm a Star Wars fan. Natalie, you're up.

Natalie Portman has been an activist for what feels like forever.

She started out with animal rights (which she is still fighting for), she was part of the anti-poverty movement (and, in fact, still is) and then of course, she has always been a feminist.

She donated $50,000 to Time's Up in 2018.

She has talked many times about the times she has experienced sexual harassment in public, ever since she was 13.

Unfortunately, we can't spend all our time talking Natalie Portman (as much as we'd want too).

Rose McGowan has also done a lot for the new feminist movement.

She was one of the people who was the most outspoken against Harvey Weinstein from the beginning.

Besides that, she has been on the front lines of the movement for years now.

And yet, even though the two of them should be friends, they recently had a feud in regards to Portman's evening wear!

Two feminists arguing over a dress? Pretty ironic.

Rose McGowan called Natalie Portman's outfit to the 2020 Oscars "deeply offensive."

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Since then, Natalie has actually responded to the things that the Scream actress had to say.

But first, here's some backstory on what all went down!

Natalie embroidered the names of female directors who she believed to be snubbed by the Oscars on her cape's hem.

This included Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Lorena Scafaria (Hustlers), and Lulu Wang (The Farewell).

Before the show, she spoke to "E! News" about the subtle, but bold move.

"I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year in a subtle way."

This wasn't the first time actress has publicly spoke out about this issue.

Her Instagram page is also filled with tons of posts about the causes and issues that she advocates for or against.

Many people praised Portman for doing her part for female creatives.

Well, all except for one.

Actress and known activist, Rose McGowan, didn't think that Portman was being genuine.

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She shared a scathing post on Facebook, where she wrote that she found Natalie's cape to be "deeply offensive."

"What is it with actresses of your ilk? You ‘A-listers’ could change the world if you’d take a stand instead of being the problem," she wrote, while also including a vomit emoji.

"Yes, you, Natalie. You are the problem. Lip service is the problem. Fake support of other women is the problem."

Since then, fans have been waiting with baited breath to see how Natalie was going to respond.

Well, folks, she actually did.

In a statement, she began by agreeing with McGowan over how it's "inaccurate" to call her "brave" for wearing a garment with women’s names on it.

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"Brave is a term I more strongly associate with actions like those of the women who have been testifying against Harvey Weinstein the last few weeks, under incredible pressure.”

McGowan is one of the women who accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her.

“The past few years have seen a blossoming of directing opportunities for women due to the collective efforts of many people who have been calling out the system,” Portman said.

She continued: “The gift has been these incredible films. I hope that what was intended as a simple nod to them does not distract from their great achievements."

The "Black Swan" actress addressed what McGowan said about her only working with two female directors.

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"It is true I’ve only made a few films with women. In my long career, I’ve only gotten the chance to work with female directors a few times."

She went on to name these women.

"I’ve made shorts, commercials, music videos and features with Marya Cohen, Mira Nair, Rebecca Zlotowski, Anna Rose Holmer, Sofia Coppola, Shirin Neshat and myself. Unfortunately, the unmade films I have tried to make are a ghost history.”

While females getting nominated for Oscars is difficult, the actress shared how most female-made movies don't get off the ground in the first place.

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"As Stacy Smith of USC has well documented, female films have been incredibly hard to get made at studios, or to get independently financed," she said.

"If these films do get made, women face enormous challenges during the making of them."

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The struggles, according to Portman, don't stop there.

"After they are made, female-directed films face difficulty getting into festivals, getting distribution and getting accolades because of the gatekeepers at every level."

Natalie concluded her statement by writing that she will continue to be a champion for women everywhere.

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"So I want to say, I have tried, and I will keep trying. While I have not yet been successful, I am hopeful that we are stepping into a new day."

For Portman's full statement, you can read it here.