Sydney Sweeney Reacts to Producer Carol Baum’s Derogatory Comments About Her!

Sydney Sweeney Reacts to Producer Carol Baum's Derogatory Comments About Her!

Basically, everyone knows Sydney Sweeney at this point. The young actress has had a string of successful projects after her breakout role in HBO’s Euphoria. Her new movie, the horror Immaculate, is currently in cinemas and while the young actress is slowly working on building her career, there are some who don’t seem to understand her success and are actually ready to publicly call her out because of that.

We know that many people think that Sweeney succeeded simply because of her looks, but is that really fair towards the young actress? There seems to be a lot of criticism directed at her, creating a toxic atmosphere that should not be there, and these recent comments show just how wrong all of that is.

So, what happened? One of America’s major female producers, Carol Baum, had a talk with film critic Janet Maslin and the two touched upon Sydney Sweeney and her career, with Baum saying the following:

There’s an actress who everybody loves now: Sydney Sweeney. I don’t get Sydney Sweeney. I was watching on the plane Sydney Sweeney’s movie [Anyone but You] because I wanted to watch it. I wanted to know who she is and why everybody’s talking about her. I watched this unwatchable movie — sorry to people who love this … romantic comedy where they hate each other.

I said to my class, ‘Explain this girl to me. She’s not pretty, she can’t act. Why is she so hot?’ Nobody had an answer. But then the question was asked, ‘Well, if you could get your movie made because she was in it, would you do it?’… That’s a very hard question to answer because we all want to get the movie made and who walks away from a green light? Nobody I know. Your job is to get the movie made.

Source: Dexerto

Of course, this caused an uproar and many people came out to defend Sweeney from these comments, including Teddy Schwarzman, the producer of Immaculate, who Tweeted the following: “As a producer of #Immaculate, I’ll enlighten Ms. Baum that two-time Emmy nominee Sydney Sweeney is not only one of the most talented actresses I’ve worked with, but also incredibly smart, kind and humble. I’m not sure why someone who claims to still be a producer would make such terribly ugly comments, but I can assure everyone that Sydney is at least beautiful on the inside. And, of course, a badass Scream Queen.”

Not long after the original comments, Sweeney herself responded to Baum’s comments in a very dignified way. Here is what she said:

How sad that a woman in the position to share her expertise and experience chooses instead to attack another woman. If that’s what she’s learned in her decades in the industry and feels is appropriate to teach to her students, that’s shameful. To unjustly disparage a fellow female producer speaks volumes about Ms. Baum’s character.

Source: Variety

This was a very proper way to react, and the uproar even caused Baum to publicly say that she wished that she had never made such comments and that talking in such a way about other actors is usually not her style. We here at Fiction Horizon can only offer our firm support for Sweeney and all the other actors who are exposed to such derogatory and toxic comments.

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