Director Quentin Tarantino, who has a long working relationship and friendship with Harvey Weinstein, went public with his initial comments on the producer’s sexual harassment scandal, vowing to say more about the situation after he has time to process it. Tarantino released his comments via Twitter by way of his friend actress Amber Tamblyn.
Tamblyn posted a message Thursday saying: “Last night I had a long dinner with my friend Quentin Tarantino. He has asked me to share a statement with you regarding Harvey Weinstein.” Ten minutes later she posted the message from Tarantino, which you can read below.
International Business Times reports that Tarantino’s statement quickly came under fire on social media, with a number of users suggesting that the gesture fell short.
The report quotes a tweet from writer Michael Nazarewycz that says: “Well, this is a statement from QT, but it feels more like crisis management than soul searching. And what does “process my … memory” mean?”
Writer and actress Sarah Thyre tweeted: “So bizarre to me how many men want to make this about their feelings, first.”
Actress Erin Whitehead, commenting on Thyre’s tweet, wrote: “It was the same with Cosby. So many men needing to process knowing this about their hero… no mention of the women.”