NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Anne Hathaway’s hometown of Millburn, N.J., celebrated her Oscar win with pride this week — but the actress’ shining moment at the Awards did little to discourage an apparently growing group of “Hathahaters,” who aren’t shy to display disdain for the Les Miserables star.
“Blergh…oh my gosh, this is happening,” Hathaway said in her Golden Globes acceptance speech. “Thank you very much for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt.”
“These people have picked her apart – from her clothing choices to her interviews and acceptance speeches -and feel as if she comes off as arrogant and condescending,” said WLNY-TV The Couch host and entertainment expert Carolina Bermudez.
It’s not to say the actress doesn’t deserve the awards — Hathaway lost a significant amount of weight and shaved off her hair for her role in Les Miserables — but she did what she could to make sure nobody forgot about it.
Add to that her over-rehearsed acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, and it makes for the perfect storm of media-fused hatred.
“Winning an Oscar should be one of the most exciting and joyous occasions of her lifetime but, it’s being overshadowed by the comments of the “Hathahaters,” Bermudez said.
Her nipple-barring Prada Oscar dress also hurt her cause, as did the news that she made a last minute decision to ditch the Valentino she was originally planning to wear, for which she then issued a public apology.
Hathaway admitted to US Weekly that the criticism does get to her. So what’s a girl to do?
“Right now, there isn’t anything that Anne can do that won’t be scrutinized,” Bermudez said. “Her best option is to just go away for a bit, perhaps take a long needed vacation and let the critics find another person to vilify. It doesn’t take long in Hollywood!”