LOS ANGELES: Hollywood is guilty of â€œextremely irresponsibleâ€ depictions of violence against women, â€˜Star Trekâ€™ actor Patrick Stewart said.
â€œThe entertainment industry has been extremely irresponsible in perpetuating and stereotyping the violent attitudes of men to women,â€ said Stewart, as he helped launch an Amnesty International campaign to combat violence against women. â€œItâ€™s a lazy and sensationalist approach. I condemn it entirely.â€
The British actor, 63, said he had found Tarantinoâ€™s â€˜Kill Billâ€™, which stars Uma Thurman as an avenging assassin, â€œa deeply offensive film.â€
Stewart, who said he had witnessed his father hitting his mother as a child, said he now regretted some of his own film appearances. â€œViolence against women diminishes us all,â€ he added. â€œIf you fail to raise your hand in protest you are part of the problem.â€ â€” AP