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Updated on May 5, 2020. Posted on May 2, 2020

Rose Byrne Was Misquoted In An Interview And People Came To Her Defense Before She Got Canceled

"Nobody is canceling Rose Byrne on my watch!"

If you haven't been watching Hulu's miniseries Mrs. America, you're missing one of the best shows on TV right now.

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The series (which is mostly based on true events and real people) tells the story of the women's movement in the 1970s and the quest to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Among the many stars in the miniseries is Cate Blanchett, who plays Phyllis Schlafly. She was a conservative and anti-feminist activist who led the movement to stop the ratification of the ERA:

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Also starring in the series is Rose Byrne, who plays the iconic feminist Gloria Steinem:

Sabrina Lantos / © FX / Courtesy Everett Collection

Recently, Rose did an interview with Variety to talk about Mrs. America.

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And earlier today, Variety promoted the interview in a now-deleted tweet, in which they made it sound as if Rose were praising Phyllis:

Except that wasn't exactly what she said. And if you see the answer in its full context or listen to the audio of it, you can tell she was being sarcastic:

Phyllis Schlafly has passed, but if you could sit down with her, what would you ask her?

I feel like you wouldn’t have to ask her much, and she would just take the reins and start to talk, and talk, and talk, and talk. She had some uncanny ability to talk and not draw breath … six kids, a law degree, a marriage, an activist to the anti-fems. She was a first-rate feminist. Absolutely. [Laughs] Talk about an independent woman.

The only thing Rose did is point out the great irony that Phyllis was able to achieve and do everything she wanted, but worked to stop other women from being able to do so.

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Of course, people were NOT here for Rose being misquoted and dragged:

I don't really have any feelings about Rose Byrne one way or the other but that's just a shitty way to make someone an internet enemy for the day, @Variety

Rose Byrne being quoted out of context where you would have to listen to the clip (not one but two steps from the headline) to realize she was mocking Phyllis Schafly is why sarcasm is dying and that death is dangerous. Shame on @Variety #MrsAmerica

me when I see that Rose Byrne is trending

I knew Rose Byrne would never fuck up like that it’s not like her she’s undefeated

Wow I can’t believe twitter has cancelled and uncancelled Rose Byrne and she will never know or give one solitary fuck about it

Nobody is cancelling Rose Byrne on my watch!

Me seeing the Twitter pitchforks coming for Rose Byrne

After it was pointed out to Variety that the tweet was nothing but messy and misleading, the publication deleted it and apologized (I hope they DM'd Rose an apology too):

For transparency: We deleted a tweet about this Rose Byrne podcast as the text and copy didn't accurately convey her tone in the conversation. Apologies and thank you for understanding https://t.co/AQhSvbA1Qk

But the important thing is that we, of course, continue to stan Rose!

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