Rose McGowan’s response to Charmed reboot star Sarah Jeffery is rude


Sarah Jeffery, a star from the Charmed reboot, expressed dismay earlier this week at a video that original series stars, Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs, posted dismissing the news series. As we discussed, this was not the first time the former cast spoke against the reboot. After two years Sarah had enough. She called them “sad” and “pathetic” and said she would be “embarrassed to behave this way.” As we could have predicted, Rose saw Sarah’s tweets as a big ol’ red cape and lost no time stomping across the arena to respond. Her response was as graceful as her “lame lame lame lamertons” and “it suuuuuucks” critique of the reboot, which she has never seen:

Dear Sarah Jeffery,
I honestly had no idea who you were til you tweeted. I have been too busy fighting monsters & fighting for a massive Cultural Reset to notice who’s in the reboot. Absolutely nothing to do with race, that’s quite a stretch you took. I’m beyond glad any WOC has a well paying job. Hell yes to that. I’m sure you are a great actress. My quibble (google it) is about execs & producers & @wb network trading on years of my work & name in such a cynical and obvious way – a money grab to cash in on the Charmed name. I do not care that they remade it, I have far bigger things I’m dealing with. I do not nor will I watch a show I disagree with on principle. This is not my ego trashing the reboot, this is the criticism of creators (those are the ones who should be embarrassed) with little to no imagination making bank off years of us busting our ass to create a legacy that you are actually profiting off of as well. I care that Hollywood won’t stop making remakes that don’t need to be remade. It’s a formula that’s gone too far for too long. Mediocrity rules there, not just sociopaths. There’s no soul or heart in something made purely for profit whilst refusing to elevate and innovate. Reboots will always be the shadow, the originals will always be the sun. I wish you well.
Rose McGowan
NYT bestselling author of Brave, creator of Planet9, Cultural Resetter, Time magazine’s Person(s) of the Year, & too many other things to list.

[Instagram via Just Jared]

Again, the original Charmed cast and creators have all lodged some valid complaints and I see where excluding everyone from the former series is insulting. And many of us believe Hollywood relies too heavily on remakes or reboots. But it’s disingenuous for Rose to pass her response off as if she has a larger point. She’s trying so hard to pretend she is above all of the pettiness and that her crusade is so great, she can’t even be bothered to know to whom she’s responding. It is obvious the Charmed reboot is living rent free in her head and has been for some time. If Rose knows nothing about Sarah, as she claims, why would she assume that Sarah would need to look up the term “quibble”? If Rose’s ego isn’t “trashing the reboot” then what is her ego doing when she refers to the reboot as a “shadow” following behind the original that is, and “will always be the sun”? Read Rose’s diatribe again with the understanding that, supposedly, the only thing Rose knows about Sarah is that she is a WOC. Yes, I’m going there, because that’s where Rose goes whenever she is backed into a corner. When Rose was called out for being a TERF, she used her trauma as a deflection rather than start a discussion with the trans community. Rose has a long history of ignoring, erasing or supplanting her struggles with those of POC. And considering Rose likely voted for Trump in 2016 and looks poised to do so again in this election, maybe she could hop on Google herself and look up why that might be a bad idea.

Since Sarah will probably rise above Rose’s bs, let me be the petty one: before Rose gets too far up on her high-horse about people profiting off of legacies that other people created, she would be well-advised to remember that she stepped into her Charmed role after it had already been carved out for her by Shannen Doherty.

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  1. I am Mimi says:

    What was hysterical to me was that the creators were trading on HER name/fame to get the re-boot made. She came into the series years later and she was the weak link. If Alyssa Milano or even Shannon Dougherty had said that, maybe it would be understandable. Meanwhile, she’s sh*tting on something she’s never seen, but someone responding to her in kind makes her angry. She needs to go away.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Rose McGowan is such an asshole.

      Also, her condescending response is textbook “white woman power flexing.”

      Also, as someone who watched the original Charmed, even though I loved the show, I got sick of seeing Rose make the same three faces every damn week. Random New Sister needs a massive dose of humility and to have several seats.

      Someone should notify her ass “Folks were watching Charmed in spite of you. Not because of you.”

  2. Lightpurple says:

    Thanks for your last sentence; I came here to say exactly that. Her very character was a reboot after another actress left. She created very little. The story was already established

    • Sierra says:

      I am very disappointed in Holly and the way she is behaving.

    • Laura says:

      Yes! I had this exact thought. She wasn’t in the “original” version of the show since she came on to replace a main character. The tone of this letter is so snarky and condescending. There’s a smarter way to voice your issues with the way the reboot was handled.

  3. greenmonster says:

    My jaw dropped reading her mess. This woman is such an a-hole. A racist a-hole! But that is nothing new. JC, McGowan talked down to Sarah Jeffery as if she was a clueless little child.

    I am also glad you pointed out that the legacy, Rose is so proud of, was carved out by Shannen Doherty. McGowan was basically in a reboot herself – a reboot that wasn’t half as good as the Shannen episodes.

  4. Darla says:

    “I’m too busy fighting monsters to notice you”.

    She’s such a megalomaniac. Probably also a narcissist. Anyway, I cannot stand her.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Did Rose really vote for Trump in 2016?

      • Darla says:

        I don’t know Bay. She hates hillary clinton, viciously so. She even got Anthony Bourdain to tweet that Hillary must have known about Weinstein. Meanwhile, President Obama allowed his daughter to intern at Weinstein’s company, and Bourdain worshiped him. I was shocked he didn’t see the misogyny and logic trap in that. But those two tricks really twisted Bourdain, and we know how that ended. Bourdain’s words are his responsibility I don’t deny it. But Rose hates women, and I’m shocked that people don’t see that by now. She despises women. And she hates Hillary Clinton in a very sick and diseased way. It’s irrational. So I know she didn’t vote for her. who did she vote for? I’ve no idea if she even voted. Maybe she was too busy “fighting monsters” to vote.

      • Mac says:

        I think Rose hates herself. She does not realize she Is nowhere close to recovering from the damage Weinstein did to her.

      • Darla says:

        It could be. I spend a lot of time and effort and even labor, trying to understand members of my immediate family who have issues. I won’t do it for people I don’t know, it’s a plateful. All I can go by is what she puts out there. And she is one very hateful person who puts hate out there day after day after day. hate hate hate. I have no use for her, maybe her family can try and understand her. I’m busy with mine.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        A year or two ago she went on an awful rant where she defended Trump and his supporters, and said she’ll run as a republican one day to punish liberals for being fake. Which, really exposes who she is as a person. She obviously has been through a lot. But it doesn’t justify her not caring who she hurts anymore and deciding to just go help the neo-nazis, MRA’s, and homophobes come closer to their goals instead. It actually makes her the cold, self-serving ‘fake liberal’ she was talking about. It’s gross, and so is her response to Sarah Jeffery.

    • Kebbie says:

      Seriously. That note is the most cringeworthy thing I’ve ever read.

  5. Eleonor says:

    While she will always have all my simpathy for all she went through, I also think she isn’t a nice person.
    That’s all I have to say.

  6. Lexilla says:

    Charmed is the sun of what, exactly? The WB?

    • Starkille says:

      That was my thought too. It was not exactly high art to begin with, it was a trashy drivel on a network very few people watched, she needs to get over herself.

  7. Eenie Googles says:

    She thinks “quibble” is a big word. 😬

    • osito says:

      The condescension in that line was stunning. Glad you’re happy that “WOC have jobs,” Rose (side note: WTF?!?), but why then imply that the person you’re writing to won’t understand a really common word in their native tongue?

    • Kebbie says:

      Lol was she saying to Google the word quibble or her specific quibble? I took it to mean “Google my criticism.” Much funnier if she was saying to Google the word quibble though.

      • IncenseBurner says:

        I thought the same i.e., *google* the situation, not the actual word. 🤷🏾‍♀️

    • tealily says:

      Yeah, “google it.” WTF lololololol

  8. Smices says:

    Why is she talking like she created the show? Instead of stepping in for the (inferior imo) last few seasons.

    The show runner of the Roswell reboot had an interesting thread about this. Said if they hadn’t been such bitches right off the bat they might have been invited into the show in some capacity.

  9. janey says:

    she needs to google deluded.

  10. Seraphina says:

    I agree with I am Mimi, Rose is the weak link in the show and had it been Shannon or Milano, yeah this would have a different tone.
    I was a fan of the show and I don’t understand why Rose is publicly exchanging and tries to come off as this is beneath her because she is Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton or Kamala Harris.

    • Darla says:

      Meanwhile she ain’t even Buffy the Vampire Slayer! But the way she talks you’d think she created AND starred in that show!

  11. Chimes@Midnight says:

    Just as Sarah cloaked herself as a woman of color in response to the video, when race was not discussed, Rose trades on her victimhood to make herself untouchable.

    It’s sad because it should be a huge deal that there is a teen show with three WOC as the leads, but it is by almost every account not a good show at all. Don’t cape for diversity and then figure people will watch solely for diversity. Deliver a good product. WOC deserve not just representation but also quality representation. Criticizing the show doesn’t automatically equal racism.

    And it’s sad that Rose has made herself the center of a situation when she is not. She replaced Shannen, who has been much more gracious. And criticizing Rose does not diminish what happened to her. She didn’t need to shield up by reminding everyone that she is a victim and single-handedly fighting to end all injustice everywhere.

    Also, Miss Rose, the Battlestar Galactica was amazing, as was what I would call the reboot of Doctor Who, and the Star Trek feature film reboot, so sit right back down.

    (But is it okay to argue about a show reboot instead of worrying about Covid, Trump, and the world burning for two minutes? YES.)

    • ethy says:

      Sarah didn’t “cloak herself” as a WOC

      • Chimes@Midnight says:

        Ethy, what I meant by that is Sarah’s response to Holly and Rose called them out for not supporting a woman of color, when no one had mentioned or criticized her race prior to that.

    • Julie says:

      Never seen it. Barely saw the original. But it has a 71% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 4/5 audience rating. Pretty good for a rebooted show.

      I never trust the “but everyone hates it” when it comes to shows featuring non-white people. The bias against POC is so engrained and intense, shows starring POC have to be twice as good as the average show to get any respect. So when you said that “everyone” thinks it’s awful, I immediately knew it’s an average to good show that’s not phenomenal enough to pass the special grading test for a POC show.

      • Chris says:

        I’ve seen the first season of the reboot and it’s pretty good. I can only take so much of YA shows as a 30 year old woman (even Riverdale which is good). The reboot, while takes the general premise of the original, is a pretty different show. The leads are charming (no pun intended honestly). I don’t have a big problem with reboots because they usually end up super different from the original and because there aren’t really many stories that aren’t based on other things anyway. We’re going to pretend OG charmed and Roswell invented witches and aliens? Even Buffy tv series was based on a movie. Also, modern reboots have a more diverse cast and don’t ignore race.

        All that being said, rose McGowan is a sh@t stirrer. I don’t believe she makes most arguments in good faith. I’m sorry for what happened to her, it’s absolutely horrible, and she’s also kind of an a-hole. Both things are true.

    • osito says:

      Sarah didn’t use her status as a BIPoC (she identifies as black, though the character on the show is Latina) as a shield against criticism. It was one of the talking point used by the marketing team and producers to justify the existence of the show. She was also rightfully highlighting that it was something the original lacked, and should be celebrated about the new one. There are also strongly non-intersectional tones and implications when three white women get into a tizzy that their product was “SUPER FEMINIST,” when cultural critiques abound about the ways in which white feminism does not address the needs of non-white women or people but is an agent of continued racial oppression. Racism doesn’t have to be overt — it can be subtle and arrive in the form of microaggressions that only serve to silence opposing perspectives.

      • Athyrmose says:

        This comment is perfection, and thorough. I hope Chimes sees it, and reflects on every point you’ve outlined here. Ty.

    • Juju says:

      Chimes@Midnight: Sarah was responding to a
      Twitter comment where the original poster was discussing the fact that the new version that Rose was criticizing was lead by WOC. So it’s not like Sarah pulled that element out of thin air.

    • landsend says:

      I despise Rose, she is a twisted, bullying egomaniac, but I do not detect the alleged racism here—just a mean spirited, self centered, juvenile middle aged woman who happens to be white, and who does NOT even remotely represent most white feminists, any more than she embodies genuine feminists at all.

  12. Pulplove says:

    Wow, Rose has made herself really comfortable on her light-horse.

    And thank you, Hecate, for pointing to the fact that Rose replaced Shannen back then.

    Regarding race “being a stretch Sarah took”. Well, at first glance, it may appear that way. But I was thinking that maybe Sarah was referring to subtext. It may well be about white actresses not caring about or supporting younger actresses of colour and instead just knocking them down, because they know there was (still is?) no risk of any backlash. Maybe that’s exactly the experience Sarah is coming from?

    For me, the condescending words and tone in Rose’s statement is quite a confirmation of that even tho she now claims to be happy for WoC having a job.

    • Darla says:

      ^^^ Yeah I agree with you about the role race is playing here. Not everything is overt. doesn’t mean it’s not there and that when it’s about you, you can’t see it. You can.

  13. Lanie says:

    Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs are both trash. Classic Karen behavior.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      I am really disappointed in Holly Marie, I really thought she was better than this.

      • lucy2 says:

        I did too. I think they had some valid criticisms, with the network painting the original and un-feminist, but when I saw the video of her and Rose, which they decided to post online, it really turned me off. They’re acting like immature mean girls, and truly SHOULD have bigger and better things to be focused on, but they’re not. It is sad and pathetic, IMO.
        It’s not so hard to say “you know, I loved our original and it was feminist, and I’m a little sad it’s being remade, but good luck to the new cast and crew.” and leave it at at that.

        Rose, as always, is predictably awful. I have sympathy for the abuse she has suffered, but for years have been saying she needs to get help for herself, because she’s constantly lashing out at other due to her own hurt.

  14. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    As a Latinx, I totally read the racism in her statement. I used to like her so much but she’s terrible.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Indeed. When people like Rose behave this way, they are convinced no one recognizes the subtext because they are just so clever in their own minds. It’s actually pretty clear and it’s become par for the course with Rose, surprised by Holly and proud of Shannon for the way she’s handled everything.

  15. Case says:

    Rose really thinks she’s a lot better than other people, doesn’t she? She’s rude. She’s been rude, and this statement is definitely racist.

  16. Eenie Googles says:

    This is a witch show for teenagers on a third rate cable network.
    They all need to stop acting like it’s The Godfather.

    • Julie says:

      Exactly. I’ve only saw a few episodes of the original precisely cause even as a young teen I recognized it as light fare (and I was at a pretentious stage having just discovered David Lynch and co.).

      I also don’t understand why they imagine today’s teens would be interested in watching them in those roles. That’s not sexist, I mean wasn’t David Hasselhof written out of Knight Rider?

    • KL says:

      THANK YOU.

      I understand the show has a lot of nostalgic power for people and I don’t want to dismiss that, but as someone in the target audience as it aired… Charmed was, like, fun? The actresses did a pretty good job? But it was never considered one of the better-written, -acted, or -produced shows available, even for its target audience. Not even close. All this brouhaha amazes me.

      … but maybe that’s why? Many of the actresses’ contemporaries in television at that time, on that NETWORK, have gone onto much bigger and better things and become known for their talent (Michelle Williams, Keri Russel) or their fame (Katie Holmes). Even Sarah Michelle Gellar, who arguably also never transcended the weird little genre show that aired on a niche network, is at least associated with a BRILLIANT little genre show that didn’t get its dues in retrospect. No one credible is saying that about Charmed, and its actresses are arguably the odd ones out in their “teen television drama” graduating class, despite at the time being seen as one of the bigger shows in that small WB/CW pond whose run lasted the longest.

      That might also explain why it’s Holly Marie and Rose going hard, because Shannen and Alicia went from HUGE shows to the smaller Charmed, they had some scope to the fact that even though it was a stable show, it wasn’t a cultural phenomenon. But it was the most popular thing Rose or Holly Marie have been involved in (not the most respected, just the most popular) before or since, and we’re in an age where fandom nostalgia can be packaged and sold on the market, so it’s got disproportionate ego value.

  17. A reader says:

    Ok well, I’m a fan of both iterations of Charmed.

    Both series are light hearted fun. There is room in the universe for both.

    Rose is being an ass, and Sarah Jeffrey is talented and gorgeous. She shouldn’t have to put up with this racist nonsense.

    Rose and holly sure are souring me on OG Charmed tho.

  18. Mignionette says:

    Rose McGowan strikes me as a deeply troubled Narcissistic person.

    I am sorry for what she endured. That said she appears to have incorporated fragments of the monster she fought.

    I hope she is able to find some peace one day.

  19. Mel says:

    Rose McGowan is emotionally disturbed and thirsty for attention, why is there any expectation of “normal” behavior from her. Do not engage.

  20. Mette says:

    This is getting petty and performative. By everyone.

  21. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I truly loathe this woman.

  22. Hyrule Castle says:

    Rose is acting as she always has.
    Believe her.

    And google Rose & Victor Salva.

  23. detritus says:

    Rose is the type of woman Burr was speaking about.

    She’s so convinced of her ultimate victim hood that she doesn’t seem to grasp the power she holds herself as a wealthy white woman established in Hollywood.

    Rich white woman condescends to younger black actress about the meaning of ‘art’ and the concerns about bullying and the intersection with racism.

    I don’t care how famous your rapist was, it doesn’t make you more of a victim or your trauma deeper or more important than others.

    On a petty note, her hair colour is doing her no favours

  24. osito says:

    Rose’s entire convoluted, racist response is why I was one of those in the “Jeffrey should have saved her thumbs the work” camp. This response is rude and irrational, and I hope Holly Marie Combs is satisfied that she was able to send her flying monkey out to take heat off of her descent into petulance.

    I saw an episode of the new show and didn’t hate it, but try as I might to get through the old, I can’t. It’s fine with me if it’s on in the background, but it’s not like a masterclass in either acting or storytelling (and for everyone going on and on about how feminist it was, *all* Alyssa Milano’s character dreams of in life in the first two seasons is marrying someone rich and handsome. Talks about it every damn episode. Also the sisters compete over men *routinely*. It was not some bastion of feminism…). I’ll give the new one another go, though, because f— all the racism.

    • sa says:

      @osito, having seen the original series more than once, I have a vastly different take than you about both Alyssa Milano’s character and about how often the sisters competed over men. But even if we go by your take, that all Alyssa Milano’s character wanted was to marry someone rich and handsome, that’s not un-feminist. Feminism is about equality of rights and opportunities. It is NOT about saying women have to have a career or be one specific way.

      The original show wasn’t perfect, but what made the show feminist to me was that the three women were not cookie cutter characters. They didn’t show women one way, but were four distinct personalities with their own goals and motivations. The show was about powerful witches, but they were not always “strong,” but instead were nuanced. The female characters were allowed to have a wide range of emotions – about their family, their careers, and, yes, about men – and they were even allowed to be weak at times, without that making them weak characters. I will take a nuanced and fully-realized over “strong” any day.

      • osito says:

        Maybe, but like I said, I’ve never gotten through the whole thing. The first two seasons are the ones I’m most familiar with, and neither one contains an episode that passes the Bechdel test. And creating nuanced characters should be the bare minimum in terms of expectations for any show, though I do agree with you that the characters can have whatever motivations writers wanted them to have. But I feel zero need to apologize for the original show — I didn’t hate it, but the underwhelming acting, storylines, and effects *plus* lack of diversity in race and gender identities means I never got into it either. If it spoke to you and made you feel represented, great. I hope the new iteration does that same thing for a whole new demographic.

  25. Intheknow says:

    She is a turd and you simply cannot polish a turd. I’d call her a racist pig but pigs are cute and far more intelligent.

  26. HK9 says:

    Rose’s problem has always been she thinks her experiences give her a monopoly on pain & suffering. No one else has monsters to fight. No one else has demons to wrestle. Just her. Everyone’s else’s experiences pale in comparison (sarcasm). She forgets, how many didn’t even live to tell their story, or still can’t tell it because of the very real consequences if they do. As someone who has been through just as much as Rose, I can comfortably tell her that until she manages to find some empathy and basic human decency in that massive ego of hers, she can shut it.

    • Exactly says:


    • emu says:

      well said

    • landsend says:

      Very well said!!! MANY women have survived the traumatic tragedy of rape, but Rose “The Brave” seems to feel she is the only one who has profoundly suffered as a result. As a two time rape survivor myself, I don’t want or need her speaking out on my behalf, thanks very much. NO women want her obnoxiously self aggrandizing, divisive, arrogant voice to be the one who somehow tells our stories for us, one and all.

    • Heat says:

      Perfect comment!

  27. Onnit says:

    The reboot is awful. Whatever she said was from a person who isn’t generally relevant anymore. But no matter what she said, the reboot is terrible.

  28. Athyrmose says:

    Earlier this year I learned that trans folk have a saying, “scratch a TERF and uncover a racist,” and I think about that A LOT.

    • L says:

      Yeah because all forms of hatred are linked. Scratch a racist and you’ll find a misogynist. Scratch a misogynist and you’ll find a classist. Scratch a classist and you’ll find a (any type of hater)

  29. Emily says:

    Charmed was a fun show celebrating the bonds of sisterhood and powerful women. But it was also super campy and over the top, like all of WB’s supernatural/fantasy shows, and aimed at teens and young adults. Wouldn’t Buffy, Supernatural, and all of the superhero shows etc. fall into that same category? (Speaking of I can’t believe Supernatural was on the air for 15 years!!) I didn’t really see a point of the show being rebooted, though I do appreciate the more diverse cast this time around which I’m sure is exciting for young POC women of Generation Z to see themselves represented on screen.

    I can understand why the original cast would be frustrated that they were rebooting a show that’s already been done and that was already a success when it was on the air. It is piggybacking on the success of the previous show and what the cast and crew did on that show. Heck, you think they could have given the show a different name!! Surely you could make a show about three Latina sisters as witches and rename it something else? Did it have to be so similar to the first version? The whole situation could have been avoided had they done some major rebranding and you wouldn’t have all these women getting pissed for the stupid reboot.

    • sa says:

      “Heck, you think they could have given the show a different name!!”

      That’s my biggest problem with all the reboots. I’m not against reboots, including the Charmed reboot, at all. If there’s an audience for it, then go for it. But change the name at least a little. Keep the original name, because the name recognition is the point, but maybe add a word to the original title. We don’t need 2 identically titled Charmed, MacGyver, Magnum, P.I., etc. The Star Treks do it the right way, each series is “Star Trek” but also has a distinct name.

    • KL says:

      They’ve been trying to reboot Buffy for years. The issue there is Whedon, who has a lot more power now than any of the original showrunners of Charmed. The network was able to reboot it with no real trouble on that end.

      (And, I mean, obviously Supernatural can’t be rebooted… it’s still on the air.)

      Rebooting is a marketing technique. If you pitch “three Latina witch sisters,” your show sinks beneath the every-increasing glut of old and already beloved network shows, more high-concept new network shows, AND original content from streaming services. I cannot stress how hard it is to get people to tune into a new show. But once it’s a reboot, people pay attention. Hence, the current obsession with reboots from networks. They’re following the audience’s choices, not the other way around.

      And you know what? I’m a fan of specifically rebooting well-known shows to feature characters of color (to start). America is a racist country, and our television canon is disproportionately full of white (to start) voices and experience. It’s actually kind of brilliant to switch it around and go, “here’s what it’s like when those same experiences happen to people who AREN’T white,” a brilliance that goes beyond marketing cynicism. They did the same thing to Party of Five, and you know what? … it still got canceled. Because getting people to watch new shows is so, so hard. So I’m not out here begrudging the actors or writers taking whatever gigs they can get.

      • tealily says:

        Yes! A reboot is supposed to catch some of the original audience while drawing in new viewers. Why, then, did the network seemingly go out of their way to trash the original and alienate those fans? NONE of this mess makes sense.

      • KL says:

        @tealily I’m curious: how did the network “trash” the original? I know some people thought branding the reboot as specifically “feminist” was a slight against the original, and there’s something to that, but it could have just been that they were trying to emphasize a more feminist take this time around — specifically feminist, not incidentally. The original had its moments, but it really wasn’t ~specifically~ feminist — not even compared to shows airing at the same time on the same network, like Buffy.

        But did they say something else that has people up in arms?

      • tealily says:

        Okay, maybe trash is a strong word, but they certainly didn’t sound like they were trying to appeal to the original viewers. Saying that the new version was “fierce, funny,” and “feminist” implied that the original was not these things. I guess it was the original cast did what I would characterize as the “trashing” though.

        “this fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.”

      • Pulplove says:

        @KL – You’ve got good points here. With the vast amount of new TV series, it is difficult to keep track and create enough momentum so ppl are curious enough to tune in. Thus, recycling a show seems to be a viable option.

        During my country’s lockdown, I’ve been re-watching several series from the 90s that I hadn’t watched in ages and I was constantly shaking my head or even screaming at the screen at all the misogyny and race and gender-specific behaviour presented there.

        Even with my beloved Star Trek series from that time, I notice ambassadors, representatives, heads of stations or planets who the Star Trek crews encounter to be primarily male. So much work, thought and creativity has been put into diverse alien looks, forms of communication and interaction, but most of the universe is a (white) patriarchy.

        Even with all its shortcomings, I’m enjoying the Charmed reboot, like the OG it’s light-hearted entertainment. That it’s now with 3 WoC who are the main characters and who are portrayed as capable and skilled does matter, especially for younger generations.

  30. emu says:

    Gah, so gross to try to take the high road, act like she’s all above it. Telling her to google quibble. Listing her books/magazines. How pathetic.
    Yes, Hollywood should come up with original ideas rather than rebooting everything. But this is just so gross.

  31. Grant says:

    Get off your cross, Rose. What an @$$hole. I hope she gets dragged to high-heaven. She is such a narcissist, I canNOT with her.

  32. JC says:

    It sucks – I always loved her. She always has come off as problematic in the press. Watched Doom Generation & Jawbreaker recently and those are such fun movies that I’ll always love! The only thing I cared about in terms of the show Charmed was that sick theme song.

  33. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    When you don’t know about something, don’t care and too busy to be bothered by it, you don’t sit down and write a diatribe about it. She’s a transparent narcissistic drama queen.

  34. tealily says:

    If her “quibble” (google it) it with the creators then why is she being an utter b*tch to a cast member?

  35. MV. says:

    I love the original Charmed and I found the New one really bad. So Rose and Hollie were right.
    Sarah tweet was wrong, it was wrong to use the race card to vistimise herself. I am Black I know what I am talking about. When you see that people get killed, discriminated against because they are Black. Using this is just lame. They thought the New show was shit, well, that’s their opinion. Also, when I look at the New Charmed, all the Characters look White. This show is clearly using coloris and making it look woke by saying they are using People of colours. It look like they have a to-do-list of wokeness ( having latinos, Black Black women, talking about me too..)
    But Rose answer was really condescending, especially since she didn’t make it a hit show, shannen doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milan did.

    • Baity and Switchy says:

      @MV, I agree with you that the actors are light skinned and Hollywood tends to cast based on colorism, but the show isn’t less ground breaking because it features Latina characters. Latina women are still women of color and still underrepresented in media.

      Just because you are Black doesn’t mean you get to speak for all other Black women. There is a racial undertone to Rose’s condescension and it’s fair for her to be called out.

      The fact Black Americans are being murdered by the police doesn’t mean all other forms of racism now get a pass. Honestly, it’s a rather White idea that we can’t discuss some racism because other racism is worse. It sounds like Trump logic we can use to discuss complaints by WoC.

    • Lanie says:

      1. Hollie and Rose’s opinions on the new show are subjective. Being right in your own mind is not the same as being right.

      2. “As a black woman,” you know better than to use “playing the race card” phrasing that is, well, coined by racists.

      3. Rose McGowan is a Karen. Fighting one type of monster doesn’t mean she’s not a monster herself.

  36. Arb says:

    Nice of her to promote the show with some reality TV style cattiness.

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  38. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    “I’m busy fighting monsters”….ugh. I can’t with this woman.

  39. Merricat says:

    One of the problems with Rose’s credibility is that she goes scorched earth on EVERYTHING. She has become the monster she’s fighting.

  40. BountyHunter says:

    Her most perfect role was in “Jawbreaker.” She didn’t even have to act.