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“Hard to believe she made a stand with Bombshell”: Margot Robbie Outed as a Hypocrite For Working With Abusive Director David O. Russell on ‘Amsterdam’, Fans Say She’s Desperate For the Oscar

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The shift in Margot Robbie’s career trajectory was a subtle one and yet it made waves across generations of female actors. The Australian actress who started off as the Hollywood archetypal “blonde bombshell arm candy” was soon to be seen playing a central role in Oscar-winning movies. Her portrayal of the neurotic and delusional anti-hero, Harley Quinn has been lauded by viewers across comic fandoms for her powerful performance.

Margot Robbie called out for working with David O. Russell despite promoting MeToo
Margot Robbie called out for working with David O. Russell despite promoting #MeToo

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But the most influential of all was her on-screen presence in the groundbreaking Oscar-nominated film, Bombshell which has been voted by popular opinion as the first #MeToo film. But having been an upstanding advocate for the women’s liberation movement, Robbie’s current association with the Amsterdam director, David O. Russell, now puts her in a difficult spot.

The Many Facets in the Making of Margot Robbie

Despite delivering an incredibly stellar performance in the visually stunning Amsterdam, Hollywood’s designated Harley Quinn aka Margot Robbie is now the subject of harsh criticism from fans all around the globe. But before all of that, the 32-year-old actress had transcended the limitations of the boxed-in roles assigned by Hollywood with respect to one’s appearance. Her 2020 films, Bombshell and Promising Young Woman, had made a ruckus loud enough to shift the crowd’s focus toward her incredible potential.

Margot Robbie in Bombshell
Margot Robbie in Bombshell

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The films, moreover, came with their own status of recognition. Bombshell addresses the inherently widespread epidemic of the oppressive male gaze in corporate America and one woman’s fight against it. Although a broad cinematic portrayal of the true events that kickstarted the 2017 #MeToo movement, the film did allow Margot Robbie with a platform to advocate for the revolution. Her active role in addressing the issue garnered her more respect, as did her role as a producer in the blood-curling film, Promising Young Woman. 

Amsterdam starring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington
Amsterdam cast faces online backlash for working with the alleged sexual offender, David O. Russell

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The Ongoing Hate Against Margot Robbie

The sole reason behind the sudden downward plunge of the mass opinion toward Margot Robbie is her association with the alleged sexual abuser, David O. Russell. The director known for films like Three Kings (1999), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and American Hustle (2013) has amassed a reputation over the years for his verbally abusive and violent on-set behavior. He had also admitted to sexually abusing his transgender niece, Nicole Peloquin in 2011, but the charges were later dropped.

Margot Robbie’s reputation as a vocal supporter of the women’s rights movement has directly clashed with her current involvement with the director. After she signed on to work as one of the leads in O. Russell’s first film in over 6 years, Amsterdam, the actress who had begun to set an example in Hollywood suddenly gained a hypocritical status among the crowd.

Amsterdam starring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington premieres on 7th October 2022.

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Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with almost 500 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works. If she’s not writing or painting, Diya can often be found in tattoo parlors across Delhi or on rooftops at 3 am listening to music.