Last month, BuzzFeed published one of its standard, image-heavy listicles with the title “Why Do People Hate Anne Hathaway?” Offering up such helpful explanations as “her face” and “she looks stupid” (not to mention the ridiculous claim that she “ruined The Dark Knight Rises”), staffer Louis Peitzman reprinted “analysis” from Hathaway haters around the web:
“That bitch ruins everything.”
“To be blunt, I think she’s a bitch.”
“I hate her bug eyed look and that HUGE mouth of hers with big teeth. Then she opens her mouth and speaks.”
“fucking lucky dirty slut whore bitch ugly lucky troll fuck … undeserving bitch”
Somehow, over the course of curating the quotes above, Peitzman apparently never thought, “Hey, maybe calling Hathaway a ‘dirty slut whore bitch’ is horribly sexist, something I should distance myself and BuzzFeed from.” It’s an unfortunate post, but it served at least one purpose: making plain how much sexism underlies the persistent, widespread dislike of Anne Hathaway.