“I’ve grown from it.
During the 2013 Oscar season Anne Hathaway did something she didn't even realize until later that would put her on the list of social media haters. The term coined 'Hathahaters' started shortly after her speech at the Oscars.
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The actress admitted she is not the greatest public speaker and tends to get nervous when she is live on stage. In a report by Harper's Bazaar this came to light during her speech when she forgot to mention key people who have helped her out in her path to become a Hollywood actress.
"I couldn't tie this moment to what I really wanted to say," she continues. "And that's on me, because Lupita did it," she observes of Lupita N'yongo's graceful speech on winning Best Supporting Actress earlier this year for '12 Years a Slave'. Hathaway "fumbled through the end," got offstage, and realized that she'd forgotten to thank her manager of 15 years, who was battling cancer. "One of my most regretted life moments," she says.
Anne discovered the Hathahaters when she had a group of friends over and decided to google herself. The keyphrase 'why does everyone hate Anne Hathaway' came up during her search -- leaving her feeling sick to her stomach.
"Punched in the gut," she remembers. "Shocked and slapped and embarrassed. Even now I can feel the shame."
New York Magazine took a poll soon afterwards asking if every woman on the internet hated Anne Hathaway. Certain internet 'trolls' responded with less than kind words at the opportunity to jump on her.
“She is that theater kid with good intentions but secretly annoys the sh** out of you.”
“You want to be excited for her and you are but deep down you are kind of rolling your eyes.”
“I think someone told her she was America’s sweetheart and she believed it.”
According to Dispatch, Anne Hathaway was hurt by the outspoken haters.
“I had directors say to me, ‘I think you’re great. You’re perfect for this role, but I don’t know how audiences will accept you because of all this stuff, this baggage.”
Since finding out about her anti-fan base Hathaway has learned to move on an accept that not everyone is going to enjoy her personality whether it be in film or off the set.
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“I’ve grown from it. This whole thing has made me a way more compassionate and loving person… People treated me a certain way but I’ve grown from it. And I don’t feel sorry for myself.”