Actress Natalie Portman reflected on the disheartening dissolution of the Time’s Up movement. Being a vocal supporter of the movement, the actress addressed the issues that led to the downfall of the Time’s Up movement. The movement was founded in 2018, following the Harvey Weinstein scandal in 2017 and the rapid expansion of the Me Too movement.
The movement was joined by many influential female celebrities in Hollywood, including the Black Swan actress. Portman expressed her grief at the termination of the movement and emphasized that it had a deep impact on women.
Natalie Portman discussed the cessation of the Time’s Up Movement
Being an active supporter of the renowned non-profit organization, Time’s Up, Natalie Portman expressed her dismay at its dissolution. The organization was set up in 2018, and Portman was a founding member of it. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Marvel star shared,
“It was really, really heartbreaking that Time’s Up dissipated the way it did.”
The actress spoke about the mistakes that were made during the Time’s Up movement, due to which the organization ended. The No Strings Attached actress condemned making mistakes while working on a social agenda. According to her, the leniency shown during the movement caused its downfall. The 41-year-old actress said,
“I think a lot of people made mistakes, but mistakes are deadly for activism. You have to be so perfect in order to demand the change that you want to see, and I don’t know, maybe acknowledging all our imperfections as humans and saying that people can do something wrong and also be good at something else, having a little bit more shades of grey might actually let us get to more progress.”
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The movement started with a positive notion. Though it ended, it greatly impacted the people associated with it. The MCU alum claimed,
“There was something so powerful about just gathering women with similar experiences and sharing. And so many amazing things have spun off it that I think those relationships have persisted and have turned into incredible other projects.”
Referring to the end of the Time’s Up movement following certain mistakes, the actress emphasized learning from past mistakes. She said,
“For an entire movement to not be allowed to exist because of individual mistakes or even collective mistakes, I think that we have to be able to make mistakes and learn from them and allow that.”
Portman further added,
“It’s a great silencing mechanism to hold people up to perfection standards because then everyone’s like, ‘Well, I shouldn’t say anything because I’m not perfect.’”
Portman seemingly had expectations from the organization, as its culmination disheartened Natalie Portman deeply.
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What was the Time’s Up movement?
The Time’s Up movement was an extension of the Me Too movement. Time’s Up is a non-profit organization that was established with the motive of generating funds to help victims of sexual assault. It was founded in 2018 by some influential female stars of Hollywood. The organization was started with a positive notion, but in 2021, it surfaced with controversies.
Time’s Up came to an end when it was revealed that one of the Time’s Up leaders was involved in covering New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment allegation. Following this, the organization decided to cease all its operations, which led to the end of the Time’s Up movement.
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Source: The News