Never underestimate the power of social media. After actress Rachel True tweeted that several conventions had invited her co-stars of the cult-favorite film “The Craft” to conventions, but neglected to include her, fans went all the way off. True called out the micro-aggression on Twitter after getting wind from actress Fairuza Balk that the cast has signed on for several conventions that had seemingly forgot that the movie focuses on four teenage girls engaging in witchcraft (not just 3). Interestingly enough, True’s co-stars Balk, Neve Campbell, and Robin Tunney had signed on for the opportunities, despite the fact that the only cast member of color was excluded. In a series of tweets True shared with fans that she was “tired as f**k” of the casual racism that plagues the entertainment industry.
Still, when fans collectively gave the side-eye to the other actresses, True took to an IG live session to remind fans to focus on who the shade came from in the first place, and that she wasn’t mad for her former co-stars for getting their coins:
“I’m not trying to get in the middle of their coin. I’m not trying to disrupt that.”
“I don’t think they should give up the gig because I’m not there. I guess that would be such a great show of solidarity, but I don’t actually want that or expect that. I want them to make their money, right? It is uncomfortable though, to me that people don’t understand why this might be upsetting to me.”
True also shared that while she will be returning to the screen, the snub was one of the reasons she left the industry. She’ll appear on the FX comedy Better Things this spring (after she finishes her tarot book).
Interestingly enough, one of the conventions that didn’t plan to invite True in the first place sent her a direct message saying they would not be inviting her due to her posts on social media, a message she was quick to make public:
However, True recently announced that thanks to social media, she’ll be making an appearance at at least one convention:
It never ceases to amaze me how easily Hollywood attempts to whitewash history. Did these conventions really believe a whole generation of black girls were going to forget feeling seen in Rochelle’s character being bullied about her hair?