Words by Fatima Barrie
The Kitchen co-host Sunny Anderson is receiving flack on twitter for her insensitive victim blaming tweets regarding women who have harbored their sexual harassment stories for years.
Anderson weighed in her thoughts about the numerous women who have come forward in light of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, questioning their prolonged accusations. She recalled her own experience at the workplace:
When I reported my 1st radio boss for sexual harassment, I felt brave. The 4 co-workers that came out AFTER me were not brave to me…at all. In fact I blamed them and still do for not being BRAVE and reporting him before he had a chance to make one more victim.
Sunny continued to go on stating, “So, as all these women come out of the woodwork…ask yourself… were they complicit in their silence? Complicit when taking payoffs?”
Anderson’s shaming, distasteful tweets set twitter on fire and angered users, here’s what some had to say.
The monsters are of their own making. Blame men. Blame abusers. Don’t blame the VICTIMS. They’ve done nothing wrong but try to survive.
— Sarah (@Telsquire) October 15, 2017
It’s also not that brave to call out the victimized as weak people for processing abuse on a different timeline than you.
— Marika Malaea (@marikamalaea) October 15, 2017
Sis, as someone who long supports your career, everything abt this thread is wrong. It’s victim blaming, rape culture-y, and so violent.
— Jenn M. Jackson (@JennMJack) October 15, 2017
Sunny Anderson is a great example of how folks move the bar to blame women for powerful abusive men.
— Rod (@rodimusprime) October 15, 2017
Anderson has since deleted her tweets and later apologized, “I’ve deleted my obviously polarizing & offensive statement. As a victim & warrior against sexual harassment in the work place, I apologize.”
I’ve deleted my obviously polarizing & offensive statement. As a victim & warrior against sexual harassment in the work place, I apologize.
— SunnyAnderson (@SunnyAnderson) October 15, 2017
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