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Brie Larson Didn't Applaud Casey Affleck When He Won His Oscar

This is the second time this awards season that Larson, an advocate for sexual assault survivors, has presented Affleck with an award.

Last night, Casey Affleck won the Oscar for Best Actor.

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The decision to give Affleck the award has caused controversy due to the sexual harassment allegations brought against him in 2010.

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Two women – a producer and a cinematographer – who worked with Affleck on the film I'm Still Here filed separate lawsuits accusing him of sexual harassment, including unwelcome physical advances. One of the women alleged that Affleck had snuck into bed with her in the middle of the night and that she had woken up

to him "caressing her back." She said she had no idea how long he'd been there.

Affleck vehemently denied the allegations, and both cases were settled out of court. A statement given by his spokesperson said: "The disputes have been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties and the lawsuits are being dismissed."

Plenty of people expressed disappointment that Affleck had won.

Casey Affleck should not have won. People who commit sexual harassment should lose their jobs, not be celebrated with honor and prestige.

Casey Affleck won Best Actor. Donald Trump is president. Tell me again how sexual assault charges can "ruin" a man's career. 😒

Trump was elected, and Casey Affleck just won an Oscar. We've officially normalized sexual assault as a society. #Oscars2017

And people think that Brie Larson, who has advocated for survivors of sexual assault for years, was disappointed too.

This was her face when she announced that he'd won.

And, as Affleck took to the stage, she didn't applaud him.


People were quick to notice and loved her for it.

My aesthetic: Brie Larson not clapping for literal trash hole casey affleck


lmao ok but brie larson not clapping after she announced casey affleck added 10 years onto my life #Oscars2017

Many people also mentioned the fact that Larson actually won an Oscar last year for her portrayal of a rape survivor in Room.

anyway y'all made brie larson, an advocate for sexual assault survivors, present casey affleck, a sexual predator, with an oscar.

During the ceremony last year, Lady Gaga also performed her song "Til It Happens to You", about sexual assault, and was joined on stage by other survivors.

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After the performance, Larson stood up and hugged each woman as they walked off stage.

Then best actress fave Brie Larson gets up, hugs each, every one. #Oscars

It was also pointed out that this is the second time this awards season where Larson has been tasked with announcing Affleck's win and presenting him with his award. The same thing happened last month when he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor.

Biggest mood is Brie Larson after reading Casey Affleck's name at the Golden Globes

She made no attempt to hug Affleck as he accepted the award.

So glad Brie Larson found a way to be professional but keep her distance from having to reward Casey Affleck at the…

The irony of the situation was not lost on anyone.

All award season Brie Larson, who starred in a movie about sexual assault, had to present Casey Affleck all his awa…

And some people suggested it was proof that misogyny is very real.

lol proof that hollywood hates women: they made brie larson, an advocate for victims of sexual assault, give casey affleck an award...twice


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BuzzFeed has contacted a representative for Brie Larson for comment.