Elizabeth Banks Annihilated on Twitter Over Steven Spielberg Criticism and 'The Color Purple'

Elizabeth Banks' Twitter mentions are on fire today, after the actress called out Steven Spielberg for his lack of projects featuring a female lead.

"I went to 'Indiana Jones' and 'Jaws' and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, and by the way, he's never made a movie with a female lead," she said while accepting her award at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards this week. "Sorry, Steven. I don't mean to call your ass out but it's true."

The only problem: it's not.

Goldie Hawn starred in the 1974 film "The Sugarland Express," 1985's "The Color Purple" centered around a character played by Whoopi Goldberg and the 2016 film "The BFG" starred the young Ruby Barnhill. According to The Wrap, someone in the audience at the event pointed out "The Color Purple," but "the star moved on."

While Banks' overall critique that the director favors male leads over female ones is valid one, Twitter dragged the actress, especially for her "Color Purple" omission.

"The Color Purple" continued trending on Thursday after film critic Anne Thompson called the movie a "flop." After being corrected on the box office and critical acclaim for the film she deleted the tweet and called it a "hideous error."

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