Rose McGowan got into a shouting match with an audience member after a transgender woman accused her of not doing enough for their community.
Rose – who has been making waves by accusing disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape and has been a very vocal advocate for the #MeToo movement – was at a meet and greet for her newest book, Brave. She was taking questions from the audience when she was interrupted and confronted for not doing enough for transgender women.
The transgender first suggested to Rose to talk about discussions she had with drag queen legend Rupal.
“Trans women are dying and you said that we, as trans women, are not like regular women. We get raped more often. We go through domestic violence more often,” the audience member continued. “There was a trans woman killed here a few blocks [away]. I have been followed home…”
“So have I,” McGowan cut in. “We’re the same. My point was we are the same.”
Watch the entire confrontation below.
“There’s an entire show called ID channel, a network, dedicated to women getting abused, murdered, sexualized, violated, and you’re a part of that too, sister. It’s the same,” Rose continued.
“You do nothing for them. Trans women are in men’s prisons! And what have you done for them?” the visibly irate audience member pressed on.
“What have you done for women?” Rose fired back.
The audience member kept the shouting match going by yelling over Rose. That’s when Rose started losing it.
“You don’t know my life. Sit down. Sit down! Enough! Get lost… Shut up, you’re so boring,” Rose said, as the disruptor continued to shout, “White cis feminism!”
“Don’t label me, sister. Don’t put your labels on me, don’t you f*cking do that. Do not put your label on me, I don’t come from your planet. Leave me alone,” she went on. “I do not subscribe to your rules. I do not subscribe to your language. You will not put labels on me or anybody. Step the f*ck back! What I do is for the f*cking world and you should be f*cking grateful. Shut the f*ck up. Get off my back. What have you done? I know what I’ve done, goddammit.”
Rose, at this point, was ranting and venting about the comments from the audience member.
“You can label this thing as a breakdown. That motherf*ckers is a breakdown. Maybe not for me, but for you,” she added. “I might have information you want. I might know sh*t that you don’t. So f*cking shut up. Please, systemically. For once, in the world. You know what I’m talking about. Just tell the goddamned truth. Stop boxing everybody into sh*t. I didn’t agree with your cis f*cking world, okay? F*ck off.”
Rose has been promoting her memoir Brave, about her experiences having been sexually abused in Hollywood. Rose is also doing a reality show, Citizen Rose, about her life as an activist on E! Entertainment.