Gone Wilde

Don’t Worry Darling is out and so is all the drama surrounding it.


   Olivia Wilde’s actions over the years have been nothing short of questionable. Regardless of her problematic tendencies being brought up in the media she has yet to be held accountable for any of these decisions nor has she apologized. 

   Entertainment is a part of everyone’s everyday lives. Some people watch tv, scroll through TikTok, make impulse purchases and some people keep up with Don’t Worry Darling. Actress and director Wilde released her newest film, which she both directed and starred in called Don’t Worry Darling. With music star Harry Styles (Jack) and actress Florence Pugh (Alice). 

   Before the film was released, headline after headline was talking about the drama surrounding the movie.

   For starters, Wilde put out a statement saying she fired actor Shia LaBeouf, the first choice to play Jack, after a lawsuit for sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress. She stated he would not allow for a safe, trusting environment. However, when a video was leaked by LaBeouf she was seen begging for him to come back. Wilde threw shade on Pugh in the video for being uncomfortable in a working environment that included LaBeouf. He was quick to explain Wilde’s reasoning for his absence was incorrect. He stated he was in fact not fired, he quit, therefore proving Wilde did not care about the well being of this cast.

   According to Vox, Wilde stated in the video, talking to LaBeouf, “you know, I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you’re open to giving this a shot with me, with us?”

   Wilde is a very problematic person and this has not been the first time she has had allegations against her for making poor decisions. Wilde has been seen blackfacing by deeply darkening her skin for a magazine photoshoot, has been slammed for past homophobia, she openly defended Ali G, a character created by English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, after he made a racist remark about Asians. Wilde responded to the backlash Ali G received by stating people should just “lighten up” and don’t think it ends there. 

   Allowing celebrities to act out in an inhumane way is nothing short of detrimental to younger generations who are easily influenced. Celebrities are just as human as the rest of us.They need to be held acountable for the things they do otherwise it will become plausible for history to repeat itself, and not in a good way.