Actress Christina Applegate responded to conservative commentator Candace Owens after she criticized an advertisement promoting inclusivity for people in wheelchairs.
In the early morning of March 23, Applegate, 51, took to her Twitter page and shared her thoughts on Owens’ comments which she referred to as “the most horrifying thing.”
“This Candace person making comments about companies who see we need help. It’s f—ing gross. I thank skims (sic) and Tommy and Guide beauty and [Neo Walk Sticks] for seeing us. To you,” she wrote, “#youshouldknowbetter.”
Applegate posted another tweet shortly after, writing, “Going to try and sleep but my rage is keeping me awake. Candace Owens, do you know when you have seen pictures of me how f—ing hard it was to get my clothes on? A team has to help me!!!”
Applegate, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, also expressed her excitement “for accessibility clothing” for her and her “community.”
Yes late tweet.But woke to see the most horrifying thing. This Candace person making comments about companies who see we need help. It’s fucking gross. I thank skims and Tommy and Guide beauty and @neowalksticks for seeing https://t.co/lFiHFuYGY2 you #youshouldknowbetter— christina applegate (@1capplegate) March 23, 2023
Going to try and sleep but my rage is keeping me awake. Candace Owens, do you know when you have seen pictures of me how fucking hard it was to get my clothes on? A team has to help me!!! So I’m excited for accessibility clothing for me and my community.Hope u wake— christina applegate (@1capplegate) March 23, 2023
I thought my last tweet was enough. But then my heart said something else. No rage. If Candace wants to get on the phone with me to be educated on being disabled. I will not come with anger. I will come with love. Because she needs to hear that. I pray for her tonight.sincerely— christina applegate (@1capplegate) March 23, 2023
In her last tweet, she offered Owens the opportunity to talk with her so that she can “be educated on being disabled.”
“I will not come with anger. I will come with love. Because she needs to hear that,” Applegate explained.
Continuing, she said, “I pray for her tonight.”
Owens responded to Applegate’s series of tweets in a tweet of her own, writing, “Hey Christina— huge fan of yours. Would welcome a discussion with you. DMs open.”
On March 1, Owens criticized Kim Kardashian’s clothing line SKIMS during an episode of her podcast for featuring wheelchair users in an ad.
“I don’t really understand how far we’re going to take this inclusivity thing,” Owens said in the video. “I really don’t get it. I don’t know.”
She added, “And if I’m wrong, again, educate me, today, I just want to be educated in the comments.”
Owens further questioned the reasoning behind the ad and said she didn’t “know why this needed to be done.”
“I’m getting tired of this all-inclusivity thing. It seems ridiculous,” she continued.
She also said she “assumed that people that were in wheelchairs also have to buy bras, they have to buy underwear” and “just assumed that was a thing.”
“I didn’t know that we had to see that in our face. I didn’t know that now we’re gonna have to look forward to campaigns where women that are in wheelchairs are now wearing bras and underwears because we as a society just cannot get to the bottom of our ridiculousness,” she stated.