Some Reddit users believe the consistent hate for Anne Hathaway has gone too far. For numerous reasons, certain celebrities just aren’t popular with fans. Despite Anne Hathaway’s talent and success in the industry, she has been criticized for coming across as fake and calculating. Many have expressed their dislike for her on social media.
Hathaway’s haters even have a nickname: “Hathahaters”. Obviously talented at her craft, some have wondered why she attracts so much loathing. Many people have shown intense dislike for the star, condemning her for being “too perfect”. However, some Reddit users believe the consistent “Hathahate” has gone too far.
Anne Hathaway Lost Out On Roles After Winning An Oscar Because Of The Hate
When Anne Hathaway first started out, the public adored the Ella Enchanted actor. However, that view of the Ocean’s 8 actor seemed to change at some point. Possibly after the 2011 Academy Awards, which she hosted with James Franco. A disaster, Hathaway faced criticism for coming across as over-enthusiastic.
Fans often like to see the real side of celebrities when they aren’t performing. Genuine moments from stars make them seem more relatable. Hathaway has seemed rehearsed in public, like during her acceptance speech for her Oscar-win.
Maybe it’s time people removed their aversion towards Hathaway and checked out some of her incredible performances. Before her highly affecting performance in Les Misérables, she took a chance with Havoc. Throughout Interstellar, she convincingly pulls off a dedicated doctor. Perhaps the “Hathahaters” will make it right with Hathaway.
While most stars celebrating an Oscar win get plenty of offers for multiple roles, that didn’t happen for the Brokeback Mountain actor. She told Harper’s Bazaar, “I had directors say to me, ‘I think you’re great. You’re perfect for this role, but I don’t know how audiences will accept you because of all this stuff, this baggage.'”
Luckily, The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan wanted to work with Hathaway again for his 2014 film Interstellar. With that, her career bounced back. “Once it was announced that I was doing Interstellar, thankfully the phone started ringing again.”
Reddit Users Believe The “Hathahate” Has Gone Too Far
One Reddit post, “10 Years After Anne Hathaway Was The Victim Of Uncalled For Public Hate, People Have Accused Her Of Being ‘Rude’ And A ‘Mean Girl,'” concerned a recent article about an interview in which Anne Hathaway refused to answer one of the questions.
About the star declining to answer, one person commented, “so rude”. Many Reddit users defended the star, discussing her talent, her beauty, her warmth and their love for the celebrity and her films.
One fan wrote, “Oh no! A woman went five seconds without being endlessly gracious and welcoming to complete strangers. Better decide that she inexplicably has “mean girl” vibes so we can put her back in per place. That will teach her to stop having personal boundaries or opinions on what she should be forced to share.”
Another commented, “Stop the Hathahate!” One fan asked, “was there something that she did/said in particular to start this hate gif her? She seriously seems so private and unproblematic.”
One user stated, “They either hate her for being too fake and nice before or too honest and mean. I, for one, have always liked her and noticed that she was being very effusive because she was nervous. She feels much more confident now and I am so happy for her.”
Even though plenty of people love to hate some celebs, Hathaway’s got devoted fans in her corner who think there’s been too much “Hathahate” already.
Hathaway Opened Up About The Years Of Hate Directed At Her
According to IndieWire, in 2022, at Elle’s annual Women in Hollywood event, Anne Hathaway spoke about no longer “living in fear” after years of viral vitriol. During her acceptance speech, she discussed “Hathahate”.
“Ten years ago, I was given an opportunity to look at the language of hate from a new perspective.” Hathaway brought up her own experience with self-loathing. “For context, – this was a language I had employed with myself since I was seven. And when your self-inflicted pain is suddenly somehow amplified back at you at, say the full volume of the internet…It’s a thing.”
The Dark Knight Rises actor added, “When it happened to me, I realized that this wasn’t it. This wasn’t the spot. When what happened, happened, I realized I had no desire to have anything to do with this line of energy, on any level. I would no longer create art from this place.”
“I would no longer hold space for it, live in fear of it, nor speak its language for any reason, to anyone, including myself. We don’t have enough time to discuss all the myriad causes of the violent language of hatred, and the imperative need to end it.”
Hathaway commented on how wrong it was to hate someone just because they exist. “Because there is a difference between existence and behavior. You can judge behavior. You can forgive behavior or not. But you do not have the right to judge – and especially not hate – someone for existing.”
“Being hated for existing”, is likely something the Rachel Getting Married actor has felt for a long time. Although there have been some criticisms about Hathaway, she never deserved a portmanteau word combining the word “hate” with her last name.