“The murder of Nia Wilson — may she rest in the power and peace she was denied here — is unspeakable and must not be met with silence,” wrote Hathaway on Instagram. “She is not a hashtag; she was a Black woman and she was murdered in cold blood by a white man. White people, including me, including you, must take into the marrow of our privileged bones the truth that all Black people fear for their lives daily in America and have done so for generations.”
“White people do not have equivalence for this fear of violence,” she continued. “Given those givens, we must ask our white selves how decent are we really? Not in our intent but in our actions. In our lack of action. Peace and prayers and justice for Nia and the Wilson family. #blacklivesmatter #antiracist #noexcuse #sayhername #earntherighttosayhername.”
Right off the bat, many praised the Oscar winning actress for her post.
“Anne Hathaway is determined to make me start rocking with Anne Hathaway on a permanent basis,” one person wrote. “I’m here for it.”
“Anne Hathaway. We need more like her,” tweeted another. “What a beautiful, selfless way for her to stand up, speak up and use her platform and privilege to speak for African Americans in America against her own white privilege.”
But at the same time, others slammed the 35-year-old and said she was blaming the actions of one person on an entire race. Some also brought up the fact that Cowell has a history of mental illness, as well as a lengthy criminal past.
Plus, there were was one person who said the concept of white privilege doesn’t even exist, and it was something made up by the Democrats.
“Anne Hathaway is a dumbass,” one person tweeted. “Evil lurks in the hearts of many of all colors. Quit heaping all people on this pile of any color. White privilege is a construed narrative of the left. Don’t blame all for the sins of a few.”
“Anne Hathaway is trending for blaming Nia Wilson’s horrific death on white privilege,” another person wrote. “Let’s be clear about the murderer: He’s white, homeless, has a criminal record and has bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Nia’s death is a tragedy, but this isn’t about race.”
‘Anne should give up half the money she made from her white privilege to black causes.’
After a while, Hathaway disabled the comment section of her post about Wilson and hasn’t responded to any of the backlash or praise.