Anne Hathaway: When I won the Oscar I got a lot of hate – It was a life lesson


The actress closed with a positive message, pointing out that hate is a learned behavior that one can leave behind.

Anne Hathaway (Anne Hathaway), who won the Oscar best actress for her role in 2012’s Les Misérables, spoke at an event about the hate she received on social media and from the media before and especially after her win.

“Ten years ago, I was given the opportunity to see ‘hate speech’ from a new perspective,” Hathaway said. He continued: “When the pain that you cause yourself is suddenly somehow amplified back at you in, say, the full intensity of the internet… It’s one thing.”

The famous actress stated that her experience made her realize that she had no desire to have anything to do with this space. “I would no longer create art from this place. I wouldn’t live in fear, nor would I speak that language for any reason.”

Hathaway won numerous awards for her performance that year, including a Golden Globe and a BAFTA, and was considered a heavy favorite for the Oscar. Along with her success, however, came harsh criticism.

“There’s a difference between being and acting,” Hathaway added. “You can judge behavior. You can condone the behavior or you can’t. But you have no right to judge and especially not to hate someone for existing. And if you do, you’re not where you should be.”

He closed on a positive note, pointing out that hate is a learned behavior that one can leave behind.

“There’s a brain there. I hope that those who feel this awful feeling, give themselves a chance to learn love again,” she added.

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