The 48-year-old actress received backlash for criticizing rape victims and basically calling them naughty girls.
While on the ‘Outnumbered’ Fox Show last week she said, ‘It’s ridiculous. And I think the girls, I think it’s a good thing for the good girls, OK—women—to be told ‘Stay home, be safe.’ The other bad girls—bad women—are the ones who like to be naughty, might go out and play and get hurt, and then, you know… The other thing about this is that it then blames the alcohol and not the person who overdrinks. So, you know, it’s like the same thing with guns. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Alcohol doesn’t get you drunk, you get yourself drunk.’
Following her statement Stacey, who says she is also a rape victim, was made to apologize by Fox New and her apology reads:
“After a failed attempt at humor about “good girls” and “naughty girls,” during my recent appearance on Outnumbered, I transitioned to the very serious issue of men blaming alcohol for their vile behavior. LET ME BE CLEAR: I am a victim of physical and sexual abuse. My point was that there IS NO EXCUSE for a man taking advantage of women under any circumstances. I believe that these universities focusing on alcohol consumption as a means to stop evil behavior takes the focus off the real issue of the objectification of women and how that can be prevented. I apologize to anyone who believed I was blaming the victims of these horrible acts.”
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