21 Oct 2021 8:02 PM +00:00 UTC

Fans Defend Elizabeth Olsen After Being Labeled a 'Racist' Following Old Catwoman Comments

WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen was in the center of controversy this week and a weird one at that. On Twitter, the 32-year-old actress was heavily criticized by fans after an old interview of hers from a decade ago resurfaced online. In the said video interview with Elle, Olsen can be seen gushing over her childhood idol Michelle Pfeiffer whom she claimed should be the "only" Catwoman fans should acknowledge.

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Shockingly enough, a lot of people were offended by her statement from 10 years ago, and in a bizarre turn, the context of what she said was twisted with some fans making it seem like she wasn't in favor of the new Catwoman actress Zoë Kravitz, even though the interview came out long before the inception of The Batman.

On the social media platform, the Scarlet Witch actress' critics used the opportunity to lambast her and even labeled her a "racist". Naturally, Elizabeth Olsen's legions of fans and supporters came to her defense. Check out some of the reactions below:


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This entire issue is next-level petty and it amazes me how it even blew up in the first place. I mean, it doesn't matter if she aired her comments yesterday. At the end of the day, there was nothing wrong with what she said because she was simply just airing her own personal opinion like most of us would. And don't even get me started with the whole "racist" argument because nothing in her comment came across that way.

Meanwhile, Olsen is set to return as Wanda Maximoff aka the Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, hitting cinemas in May 2022.