Hollywood's History of Sexual Misconduct

"Although it's awful to say, we can't make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped," the "Murder She Wrote" star says.

"Murder She Wrote" star Angela Lansbury did a little sexual harassment victim blaming amidst the intense Hollywood harassment scandal developing daily, and as anyone who's ever been on Twitter can imagine, her position on the matter didn't go over so well.

The 92-year-old actress, who also voiced Mrs. Potts in Disney's animated "Beauty and the Beast," told the Radio Times that women are experiencing uncomfortable situations because they "have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive."

"There are two sides to this coin," Lansbury said. "We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive and unfortunately it has backfired on us and this is where we are today."

"We must sometimes take blame women," she added. "I really do think that. Although it's awful to say, we can't make ourselves look as attractive as possible without being knocked down and raped."

Many women who took to Twitter to comment seemed to agree with Lansbury's own assessment: It is an awful thing to say, but that's not all she had to say on the subject.

Lansbury, who said she had her own sexual harassment experience while working for Hollywood movie studio MGM in the '40s, added: "Should women be prepared for this? No, they shouldn’t have to be. There’s no excuse for that. And I think it will stop now - it will have to. I think a lot of men must be very worried at this point."

Her name was trending on Twitter Tuesday morning, with many declaring her "cancelled." On the flip side, others recognized that a 92-year-old woman may not have the most modern views.

"Up until this morning, Angela Lansbury was the source of ALL of my social/political views. I am absolutely devastated that she is not the 24-year-old feminist I though she was. I thought Angela Lansbury was me," one forgiving woman joked.

Here's a sample of the feminist backlash facing Lansbury.

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