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André Leon Talley: What’s interesting today?
Thandie Newton: Empowerment, acceptance, and disruption definitely.

Thandie Newton and André Leon Talley discussing the importance of being disruptive and Billie Holiday at the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The number of people who want to distance themselves from me because of how much I’m willing to say is an example of how much it’s occurring. (…) I [call out sexual abuse] all the time! And sometimes it pisses people off and they disinvite me from their lives. But I would rather lose friends for that one seed of doubt that might be in their minds.