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The Anne Hathaway Hatred Is Out of Control
Daily Beast ^ | 03/04/2013 | by Kevin Fallon

Posted on 04/01/2013 10:12:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Is it her face? Her personality? Is she too perfect? Everyone wants to know why we hate Anne Hathaway. We want to know why they care so much.

Last time Anne Hathaway gave an acceptance speech after she won the best-supporting-actress Oscar for her performance in Les Misérables. You’d think she committed mass murder.

What began as the “cult of Hathahaters” two months ago has simmered, bubbled over, and formed a zeitgeist-seizing, rage-fueled movement against the actress, peaking with a series of think pieces examining what Hathaway has done to trigger such a response. As if it’s some major social or political question that must be answered—like how to prevent the sequester or who should be the next pope—these essays explore every facet of Anne’s very Anne-ness in an attempt to get to the root of the problem.

People are stronger in their convictions on the issue than they are on most platforms that determine presidential elections. Now a hatred has arisen that’s typically reserved for celebrities who go on anti-Semitic rants (hello, Mr. Gibson) or hit their girlfriends (bonjour, Mr. Brown). Hathaway, by comparison, gave some speeches that were kind of annoying. Forget media frenzy. It’s a media pile-on, and it’s out of control.

So what are we supposed to think about her?

“She’s got this theater-kid thing where she adopts the mood of every situation she’s in ... but wildly overcompensates every time,” writes The Atlantic Wire’s Richard Lawson. CNN quotes an oratory expert who tells us that Hathaway’s “just one of the people who just doesn’t come off as sincere.” The New Yorker’s Sasha Weiss posits that it’s because the actress appears too happy.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
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What if Twitter had existed when Sally Field bragged about how we really like her?
1 posted on 04/01/2013 10:12:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Salon brings in the scientists, who tell us we hate her because of her face. “When times are good, we prefer actresses with rounder faces,” psychology professor Terry Pettijohn says. “They convey these ideas of fun and youth.” But Hathaway’s face is bony and slender! “As the economy improves, Hathaway—whose peak of fame, post-boyfriend, pre–Oscar hosting, came amid the 2008 crash—may just be a reminder of bad times.” Science.

After a report came out that the star rehearsed her Oscar speech to sound less annoying, Rich Juzwiak at Gawker wrote: “It creates a new reason to be mad at Anne Hathaway. It’s one thing if she’s just being herself; it’s another if she’s trying to be likable and failing.”

Over at The Cut, Ann Friedman examines what we perceive to be Hathaway’s most egregious crime: she’s not Jennifer Lawrence.

The culturewide attack on the Hathaway is utterly bizarre—except that it isn’t. It is the rawest example yet of our 2013, Twitter-loving, insta-pundit, mountain-out-of-a-molehill media culture. It’s not that we judge stars more than we used to. It’s that we now have the platform to do it in real time and expect those being judged to care enough to respond and take action, again in real time.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 10:13:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Anne gets some undeserved female hatred because she bedded me, and that made a lot of ladies jealous.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 10:16:30 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: SeekAndFind

Who cares? More bread and circuses while the barbarians continue their assault on America.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 10:18:11 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think she’s absolutely, drop-dead gorgeous . . . even though she’s more than likely a libtard Hollyweirdo. She has the most incredible eyes and skin.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 10:18:27 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: TexasRepublic

Precisely.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 10:19:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: TexasRepublic

Yeah - this reminds me of the Great Nothing from ‘The Neverending Story’. It just keeps eating the universe.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 10:19:16 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anne - Grow your hair back. The “boyish” look does not suit you. Also, do something about the nose. Right now, you looking like the Joker’s daughter.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 10:19:38 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Far and away the best of the recent Catwomen.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 10:19:53 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

probably her political views.

also her princess bride co-star’s claims of “a relationship.”

also her terrible acting mucking up movies which could have been perfomred better by someone else.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 10:19:56 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

LOL! And then your alarm clock went off and the dream was over.


11 posted on 04/01/2013 10:20:42 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess I’m just showing how far out of the popular culture loop I am by acknowledging that I have no clue who Ann Hathaway is.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 10:20:46 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: SeekAndFind

Hathaway has been enormously successful for no apparent reason. End of story.

ps

She is very skinny


13 posted on 04/01/2013 10:21:30 AM PDT by y6162
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To: SeekAndFind

Anne who?


14 posted on 04/01/2013 10:22:16 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: SeekAndFind
The lesson to be learned is not to be sickeningly effusive when accepting an acting award.

Sally Fields and Cuba Gooding Jr. got a taste of the same mockery and eye rolling with their over the top acceptance speeches.

15 posted on 04/01/2013 10:22:38 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: bramps

her vs the model?

seriously? that is not a contest.

DC Comics suits have no clue about comics or their stories. They just want PC. I suspect in this story, the casting couch is alive and well.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 10:22:52 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TexasRepublic

Who cares? More bread and circuses while the barbarians continue their assault on America.

17 posted on 04/01/2013 10:23:18 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: SeekAndFind
first things first... Sally Field did not brag during her second Oscar-acceptance speech... i doubt she ever would... secondly, some time in the near future, Anne Hathaway will take on a role that is raw and gritty and ugly, and she will pull if off with flying colors (ala Charliz Theron in Monster) and will be the belle of the ball with these stupid anti-Anne fans...

p.s.--while i like her with long hair, i think she wears the pixie cut well... most cannot...

18 posted on 04/01/2013 10:24:58 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: laweeks
I think she’s absolutely, drop-dead gorgeous . . .

You've got to be kidding. She's not even a good caliber of plain looking. Ugly face. Maybe an average actress.
19 posted on 04/01/2013 10:25:01 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: CaptainK
The lesson to be learned is not to be sickeningly effusive when accepting an acting award.

for Anne, the hatred began before the acceptance speeches...

20 posted on 04/01/2013 10:27:09 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: TexasRepublic

I’ve said to so many people, ‘Would you like some bread with your circuses?’, and they just look at me like, ‘What are you talking about?’


21 posted on 04/01/2013 10:27:14 AM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box" - Tosin Abasi)
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To: ZX12R

LASIK surgery. Look into it.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 10:29:33 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SeekAndFind

well... i dunno who hates her or why.. i wouldn’t throw her out...for a few weeks anyway...


23 posted on 04/01/2013 10:29:43 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those lips that Love’s own hand did make
Breathed forth the sound that said ‘I hate’
To me that languish’d for her sake;
But when she saw my woeful state
Straight in her heart did mercy come,
Chiding that tongue that ever sweet
Was used in giving gentle doom,
And taught it thus anew to greet:
‘I hate’ she alter’d with an end,
That follow’d it as gentle day
Doth follow night, who like a fiend
From heaven to hell is flown away;
‘I hate’ from hate away she threw,
And saved my life, saying ‘not you.’


24 posted on 04/01/2013 10:32:55 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: SeekAndFind
Can we start a "Let's Hate Morgan Freeman" movement? I'm personally sick of this racist, anti-American elitist.

Last month was very exciting because Hollywood actually released a film that did not feature Freeman! And this sick addiction to casting him as a god, a president or a genius is truly hurl-inducing.

Hate Morgan Freeman NOW! Be in the vanguard of this new movement!

25 posted on 04/01/2013 10:33:34 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: circlecity
Join the club. Just noticed the name because I saw it on the TV screen a couple nights ago while the wife was watching some Netflix thing.

The older I get, the more out of touch with all these trendy things and people. I just cling to guns and all..........

26 posted on 04/01/2013 10:35:49 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: ZX12R
I think she’s absolutely, drop-dead gorgeous . . .

You've got to be kidding. She's not even a good caliber of plain looking. Ugly face. Maybe an average actress.

Then you must think that Meryl Streep and Chelsea Clinton are gorgeous. Different tastes, I guesc!

27 posted on 04/01/2013 10:36:44 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Cowboy Bob
RE: Anne - Grow your hair back. The “boyish” look does not suit you.

I gather you prefer her when she looked like this...


28 posted on 04/01/2013 10:37:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: laweeks

Hathaway is a huge libtard..she supported the Occupy Bowel Movement freaks


29 posted on 04/01/2013 10:43:56 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

This is the trick that walked with the WS occupy crowd with a sign that said ‘Blackboards not bullets’.

She is a multimillionaire 1%-er who smugly considers herself in the 99%. Also, see her exboyfriend- the conman.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2063172/Occupy-Wall-Street-Anne-Hathaway-joins-protesters-surely-shes-1.html

I wouldn’t be her for all the money in the world. There is something about the way she carries herself that makes her very unattractive and unlikeable.


30 posted on 04/01/2013 10:44:39 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Here’s one reason why the hatred is warranted:

In 2004, Hathaway began a romantic relationship with Italian real estate developer Raffaello Follieri,[6][77] during which she participated in the development of the charitable Follieri Foundation, as a donor and as a member of its board of directors until 2007.[78] The Manhattan-based foundation, established in 2003, focused on efforts such as providing vaccinations for children in Third World countries. In June 2008, it was investigated by the IRS, for failure to file required nonprofit information forms.[79] Citing concern that this investigation and other legal issues in which Follieri was involved could hurt her acting career, Hathaway ended their relationship in mid-June, 2008.[78]

Hathaway at the Get Smart premiere in June 2008
Follieri was arrested on June 24, 2008, on charges of defrauding investors out of millions of dollars in a scheme in which Follieri posed as the Vatican’s point man on real-estate investing.[80] It was reported that the FBI confiscated Hathaway’s private journals from Follieri’s New York City apartment as part of their ongoing investigation into Follieri’s activities; however, Hathaway was not charged with any crime.[81] On October 23, 2008, after earlier pleading guilty, Follieri was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.[82][83]


31 posted on 04/01/2013 10:45:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

She was awesome in Les Miserables...her “I Dreamed a Dream” was full of passion, angst, and weakness—rarely do you see someone so into character for a musical...


32 posted on 04/01/2013 10:46:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Amazing how 20 seconds can change things.


33 posted on 04/01/2013 10:53:54 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Hathaway is a huge libtard..she supported the Occupy Bowel Movement freaks

I'm not surprised . . . happens to a lot of these young people who are ridiculously wealthy, and then who pretend that they're something because they have access to things the average working slob will never have.

However, I consider her fascinating to look at . . . repulsive to listen to.

34 posted on 04/01/2013 10:54:11 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: latina4dubya

I’ll have to disagree. It really took off after her Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards acceptance speech. And it grew with every acceptance speech after that one, because all her speeches were basically the same; over emotional.


35 posted on 04/01/2013 10:57:55 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: laweeks

The second they showed her on TV attending one of those Occupy Movement rallies I didn’t give a crap about her anymore. The second these Hollywood liberal freaks decide to go full activist is when I boycott their movies and everything else they appear in. If they want to be liberal, fine, be liberal, but trashing those who have earned wealth or trashing half the country is where I draw the line. Look at the movies that have bombed recently, Admission with Tina Fey, total BOMB, The Burt Wonderstone movie with that flaming idiot Jim Carrey, another bomb..notice a theme here


36 posted on 04/01/2013 10:59:17 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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RE: On October 23, 2008, after earlier pleading guilty, Follieri was sentenced to four and a half years in prison

He was released on May 25, 2012, from a federal prison in Pennsylvania and immediately deported to his native Italy, where crooks like Billionaire Silvio Berlusconi continue to be taken seriously by the voters.


37 posted on 04/01/2013 10:59:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Anne gets some undeserved female hatred because she bedded me, and that made a lot of ladies jealous.

NotYourAverageDhimmi for the win.........YES!

38 posted on 04/01/2013 11:03:10 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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SOURCE: http://global.christianpost.com/news/hathaways-ex-pardon-plea-actress-ex-boyfriend-wants-forgiveness-from-president-91207/

EXCERPT:

Hathaway broke up with Follieri after she discovered the truth about his business. After he was released from prison, Follieri said he had no interest in clearing his name. But it now appears that Hathaway’s ex has had a change of heart.

“He misses America, and when he gets enough money he wants to lobby for a presidential pardon,” a source told The New York Post. The businessman is allegedly attempting to buy an “energy company in Switzerland” according to the source, but is still having difficulties.

Despite his hardships, Follieri said last year that he was happy for Hathaway and her engagement to Adam Schulman.


39 posted on 04/01/2013 11:03:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Man, I love Anne Hathaway.


40 posted on 04/01/2013 11:05:29 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ZX12R

41 posted on 04/01/2013 11:05:30 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t like he because of the hatchet job she did on Agent 99’s character in Get Smart.


42 posted on 04/01/2013 11:10:22 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anne wishes she was Jennifer Lawrence. Jennifer as Mystique slaughtered Catwoman. And Katniss Everdeen is great. Plus, Jennifer just won best lead actress at the Oscars.
Anne comes off as snotty and insincere. Jennifer Lawrence is popular for being more real. Anne is having a conniption fit with a co star wearing a similar dress to the Oscars, and Jennifer Lawrence is talking about how she is klutz who hates to exercise. Anne comes off as very fake.


43 posted on 04/01/2013 11:13:25 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: ZX12R

I think you’re smoking model airplane glue while huffing Ortho® wasp/hornet killer, but you’re entitled to your opinions.


44 posted on 04/01/2013 11:17:32 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: SeekAndFind
April Fool?
45 posted on 04/01/2013 11:17:56 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: chae
Who's Purtier?


46 posted on 04/01/2013 11:19:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Dr. Thorne

Go see “Olympus has fallen”. Morgan plays the speaker of the house who is temporarily sworn in, and he has the president, played by Aaron Eckhardt telling him “Do not negotiate with terrorists!” And Freeman proceeds to buckle like a belt and to make the worst choices possible.


47 posted on 04/01/2013 11:22:35 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Where are the pics from the pre-fame porno phase of her career? (That’s the bread for our circuses!)


48 posted on 04/01/2013 11:28:13 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SeekAndFind

YES! Absolutely!


49 posted on 04/01/2013 11:31:48 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sally Fields could fly and look cute even in close ups in that flying Numb thing. Anne may hath a way but she didn’t seem too happy in that Less Miserable movie. Probably because of everyone singing instead of just saying right out what’s bothering them.


50 posted on 04/01/2013 11:33:11 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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