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The Writer Of "The Devil Wears Prada" Weighed In On The "Andy's Friends Are Trash" Debate And It's Not What I Expected

"Andy's friends are trash" — the hill I am willing to die on.

OK, before we get into opinion, let's start with facts — The Devil Wears Prada is an iconic masterpiece. It should appear in every Best-Movies-Of-All-Time list.

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To be quite honest, it deserved an Oscar in every possible category. Best Actress? Meryl Streep. Best Actor? Stanley Tucci. Best Supporting Actress? Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt can Cady Heron the Oscar and each take half home. All of the above is fact-based information, so you can't fight me about it.

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But, if you're a fan of The Devil Wears Prada, you'll probably know that a debate about Andy's friends being trash has raged on for a couple of years now. If you ask me, it's not really a debate because her friends are trash and don't support Andy unless it benefits them.

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And don't get me started on that trash can of a boyfriend, Nate, who's all, "I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR CAREER WHAT ABOUT ME?!!!!!"

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But it looks like the debate is about to reignite, with the writer of The Devil Wears Prada weighing in. Let's just say you might be a little surprised by her opinion on the whole thing because she thinks it's actually Andy who's in the wrong!

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"She's the one who says she's a serious journalist," screenwriter Aline McKenna said in an interview recently. "She's the one who tucks her serious articles into her folder. She's the one who wants to write about the janitor strike. And she just shoves all of that out the window very easily."

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Going on to defend the trash can, or Nate as his birth certificate says, Aline said: "He's just pointing out that she's being a hypocrite, which she is."

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She continued: "He's right at the end. She goes to apologize to him because he was right. She was selling herself out and going down the wrong path."

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As for the friends, Aline doesn't think they're in the wrong either, arguing that they, like Nate, are just pointing out that Andy's being a hypocrite: "Her best friend who yells at her in the gallery is not wrong. She goes and sleeps with the sleazy guy who's even sleazier than she knew."

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I would just like to take this time to remind everybody that Andy took the job at Runway in the first place so she'd be able to open up opportunities in her career further down the line. Andy's not giving up on her dreams to be a ~serious journalist~, she's doing what needs to be done to get to there.

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AND HER FRIENDS SHOULD ALL SUPPORT THAT! Instead, they're like...

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  1. So, I think it's time we settle this once and for all. Let's get to the bottom of the debate and put it to bed. What do YOU think?

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So, I think it's time we settle this once and for all. Let's get to the bottom of the debate and put it to bed. What do YOU think?
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    Yes, Andy's friends/boyfriend are all trash. They should be supporting her, not dragging her down.
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    Andy's the one in the wrong. She's being a hypocrite by working for Runway and her friends are just looking out for her.
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    There's fault on both sides and I don't like conflict so I'm going to sit on the fence for this one.

Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

Contact Ben Henry at ben.henry@buzzfeed.com.

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