Asia Argento and McGowan's former "Charmed" co-stars Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs all take sides.
A celebrity Twitter feud erupted over the weekend when Amber Tamblyn called out Rose McGowan for criticizing those who planned to protest harassment in Hollywood by wearing black to the Golden Globes next month.
It was announced last week that a number of women would wear black gowns to the ceremony as a symbol of protest and sign of solidarity as sexual harassment and abuse scandals rock Hollywood. In a since-deleted tweet, McGowan blasted the plan, writing, "Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You'll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa."
After McGowan's tweet went viral, Tamblyn called her out on Twitter, calling it wrong to bash another woman's movement.
THREAD: Rose McGowan is a friend and while I support her kind of movement, I do not support any woman (or man) shaming or taunting the movements of other women who are trying to create change. Telling us to all wear Marchesa? This is beneath you, Rose.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) December 17, 2017
You don’t have to support and stand with us, but we stand and support you. You may take below the belt shots at us but we will not take them at you in return.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) December 17, 2017
Our movement is big. And a black dress is just the beginning of the darkness that will be drained from every industry across the country by the time we’re done. That’s a promise.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) December 17, 2017
And we stand together in this fight, shoulder to shoulder, weapon to weapon, woman to woman (and man), body to burned body. And our arms are open. And our hearts two fold. And our fire will be a universal scorch. Heed the mantra: #ChangeIsComing— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) December 17, 2017
McGowan's "Charmed" co-star Alyssa Milano, a staunch supporter of the #MeToo movement, seemingly agreed with Tamblyn's words, replying to them writing, "I stand by every woman in the pursuit of permanent change and gender equality."
Asia Argento, actress and one of the women who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, also replied to Tamblyn's thread, wondering why she called Rose out in a public forum and not in private.
Asia, I did. I spoke to her for over an hour.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) December 17, 2017
McGowan's fellow "Charmed" co-star Holly Marie Combs then accused Tamblyn of doing the same thing she criticized Rose for doing. McGowan re-tweeted Combs' message.
You just did to @rosemcgowan what you claim you don't support her doing to others. Every activist for every cause the world over has different methods but share a common and more important message that should remain the same. And undiluted above all else.— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) December 17, 2017
To that, Tamblyn responded: "Her statement was public and hurtful to some women so a public response was earned. I spoke to her at length today, she knows how I feel. I love Rose fiercely, that will never change. To be critical of an action is not to condemn the person behind it. There's your common message."
When one of Combs' fans accused them all of acting like "f--cking high school" students and urging them all to "Please stop this bickering & recognize that we are all fighting in the best way we can," the actress simply responded, "No sh-t."
On Monday, McGowan apologized for some of her comments, tweeting:
The Marchesa line was beneath me and I’m sorry for that. Seeing that picture of Alyssa Milano with GC has ignited something in me that I can’t quite articulate. There is no map for this road I’m on, I will fuck up. Peace be with you, go with Goddess.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) December 18, 2017