Olivia Wilde is blaming “pure sexism” for political attacks on Hillary Clinton.
In the midst of battle for equal pay by females in the film industry, Wilde is speaking out against sexism on the campaign trail.
According to People magazine, the 31-year-old actress calling out the people who she believes are criticizing Hillary Clinton based on her gender, not her merit.
“It’s pure sexism,” she told the Daily Beast. “This bulls— about her not seeming ‘warm’ enough is pure misogyny.
— People magazine (@people) October 15, 2015
“It’s ridiculous,” she continued. “I think she’s one of the loveliest, most personable politicians I’ve ever met – much warmer than other politicians, in fact. That’s pure sexism.”
Wilde encourages voters to be more concerned with Clinton’s political record, which Wilde says “speaks for itself,” rather than how she looks or acts.
“She’s an incredibly skilled debater and her intelligence and experience speaks for itself,” Wilde said. “That’s the thing about Hillary – when people stop scheming to take her down with bulls—-, her actual resume speaks for itself.”
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 15, 2015
The Meadowland actress has upped her support for the presidential hopeful in the past months. She not only introduced Clinton at a campaign event back in June, she has also defended her pick for president on Twitter.
Do you think Olivia Wilde is correct in her assumption that attacks on Hillary Clinton are based on sexism?