Jane Fonda makes controversial statement about women who were abused by Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Jane Fonda accepts the award Celebrating 80 Years Of Activism and Excellence in Media onstage at the Women's Media Center 2017 Women's Media Awards at Capitale on October 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Women's Media Center)

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Jane Fonda sparked some discussion when she asserted that the reason why the public cared so much about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment controversy because the women who spoke out were famous and white.

“This has been going on a long time to black women and other women of color and it doesn’t get out quite the same,” she told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes in an interview.

Her comments were praised by many.

https://twitter.com/britnidlc/status/923607022691586050

Some used her words to analyze real-life examples.

https://twitter.com/youngsinick/status/923684525997256704

https://twitter.com/PushaCeeeeee/status/923736083405434881

It was even noted that of all the women who accused Weinstein of misconduct, he spent an unprecedented effort directly disputing claims made by actress Lupita Nyong’o.

https://twitter.com/bricisne/status/923698018704015360

Others took it a step further, saying that the sentiment didn’t go viral until a white woman said it in an interview:

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