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Rose McGowan Says She Was Fired by Her Agents After Criticizing Sexist Casting Call

by Zach Seemayer 6:18 PM PDT, June 25, 2015
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In Hollywood, speaking truth to power and sharing your two cents can have serious consequences.

Actress Rose McGowan appears to have learned this lesson the hard way when she was dropped by her "wussy" agent after recently sharing and mocking a sexist casting call notice for an upcoming Adam Sandler film to Twitter.

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"I just got fired by my wussy acting agent because I spoke up about the bulls**t in Hollywood. Hahaha," McGowan tweeted Wednesday night, after her initial tweet had been picking up steam during the week. McGowan still seemed unfazed, tagging the post, " #douchebags #awesome #BRINGIT."

In fact, McGowan made it clear that she wasn't going to let the situation deter her from her career or from calling out sexism in the future.

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"The awesome thing about being an artist? You can't be fired from your own mind. #FREEDOM," the 41-year-old former Charmed star tweeted later.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of McGowan’s agents at Innovative Artists, Sheila Wenzel -- initially believed to be the agent who had dropped her -- was also fired from the agency after McGowan had been let go. However, it now appears that Wenzel's departure was in the works long before McGowan was dropped.

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On Thursday, McGowan took to Twitter once again to defend Wenzel, writing, "Sheila Wenzel is a wonderful agent that ceased working with Innovative before my firing. She's a good, strong woman I'm proud to know."

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However, McGowan isn't the only star who has recently called out the presence of sexism and ageism in the industry.

In May, 37-year-old Dark Knight actress Maggie Gyllenhaal opened up about being rejected for a role after being told she was "too old to play the lover of a man who was 55." Check out the video below to hear more.

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