In the latest adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches,” Anne Hathaway played the Grand High Witch wherein she possessed a three-fingered hand instead of the cat claws described in the book. Such a feature was offensive, according to disability activists, and the Academy Award-winning actress has apologized for it.
In a statement last week, Hathaway apologized to those with “limb differences” for the “pain caused.”
“I have recently learned that many people with limb differences, especially children, or in pain because of the portrayal of the Grand High Witch in ‘The Witches,’” she wrote.
Hathaway emphasized that her apology was indeed authentic and not out of some fearful capitulation to political correctness.
“Let me begin by saying I do my best to be sensitive to the feelings and experiences of others not out of some scrambling PC fear, but because not hurting others seems like a basic level of decency we should all be striving for,” she said. “As