- 1 As the discourse erupted on social media, it was eventually pointed out that the outrage was actually the “epitome of white feminism” as people highlighted the fact that the response to Margot’s not being nominated this year was overshadowing the success of the women who were — including her costar America Ferrera.
- 2 And while the conversation had finally simmered down in recent days, Robert Downey Jr. just reignited it — and people are not impressed with what the actor had to say.
- 3 Robert said, “Margot Robbie is not getting enough credit, in my opinion. America has this amazing speech — and by the way, she nails it. I’m watching it and go, ‘Wow, that was a really tough one. That’s like a one-act play. The whole movie hinges on it.’”
- 4 “But it’s the cuts away to Robbie so actively listening that I realize Greta is really on to something here,” he added.
- 5 Reacting to Robert’s comments on a Reddit forum, one person wrote, “‘America Ferrera was great but…’ is such rude phrasing too. Most of the articles I’ve read about her nomination were just a way to bring up this Margot snub to the point where more of her quotes were about that than her actual nomination.”
- 6 Others questioned what extra credit Robert expected Margot to receive, with one asking, “I’m so over this Barbie snub discourse. Just curious which one of the actresses nominated would RDJ un-nominate so Margot can get her credit? 🙄🙄”
- 7 Robert’s comments came as Margot broke her silence on the reaction to her and Greta being snubbed, saying during a SAG screening this week, “There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed.”