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Former child star Mara Wilson wrote an essay expressing her solidarity with singer Britney Spears, mentioning how years ago the public and the media “sexualized” her as a child.
In the essay published in New York Times, the actress of movies like “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Matilda” assures that 12 years ago they had already “included it in Photoshop in child pornography”.
Wilson, now 33, says she and Spears were used as an example of “storytelling” the “dark streets” who have got some baby stars.
“Our culture builds these girls just to destroy them,” he writes.
Wilson retired from acting when he entered adolescence.
The piece of her opinion was published weeks after the release of the documentary “Framing Britney Spears”, which explores the chaos caused by the fame of the American singer.
“I felt embarrassed”
According to Wilson at New York Times,decided not to follow the teenage actors who appeared on the covers of men’s magazines or in provocative music videos. “Anyway, I was already having sex and I hated it,” he says.
She explains that in her films, as a child, “she never appeared in anything more revealing than a knee-length summer dress.”
“It simply came to our notice then. my parents thought I would be safer this way. But it does not work. People asked me “Do you have a boyfriend?” in interviews since he was 6 years old. Journalists asked me who I thought was the sexiest actor and the arrest of Hugh Grant for inviting a prostitute. “
“It was beautiful when 10-year-olds sent me letters saying they were in love with me. It was not when they made men 50 years old. Even before I was 12, there were pictures of me on foot fetish sites and I was photographed in child pornography. “All these moments, I felt ashamed”, writes the former child star.
“Hollywood has decided to address industry harassment, but I have never been sexually harassed in a movie set. My sexual harassment has always been in the hands of the media and the public.”
“Many moments in the life of the Spears were known,” Wilson writes. “We both had dolls with each other, we had close friends and acquaintances who shared our secrets and.” adult men commenting on our bodies“
The documentary “Framing Britney Spears” caused a wave of criticism about the treatment the singer has received throughout her career and made her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and some media apologize.
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