Olivia Munn is speaking out.
The 40-year-old actress reacted to resurfaced racist tweets from Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Alexi McCammond on Wednesday (March 10), which prompted an apology from the brand.
“I think it’s important for people to hear her say that these were racist comments and there’s nothing excusable…I think that for myself and other people in our community, it would just be nice for her to just say exactly what it is. Call it what it is, it was, it was a racist stupid remark,” she said.
She also said the racist tweets were “hard to read,” explaining: “I remember growing up and having people tease me for my mom’s Asian eyes, for my Asian eyes and it’s a triggering thing to read. I think she should be judged more on how she’s taking the responsibility today.”
“We’ve all said silly things and she was 17 at the time. So, I definitely think there is, you know, a lot that we have to kind of give her some grace on for that.”
The interview will air in full tonight (March 10) on NBC News NOW at 8 p.m. ET during the special, The Racism Virus, presented by NBC News NOW and NBC Asian America.
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