After receiving criticism for a comment she made at the Critics Choice Awards Sunday (March 13th), The Power of the Dog director Jane Campion issued an apology to Venus and Serena Williams.
“I made a thoughtless comment equating what I do in the film world with all that Serena Williams and Venus Williams have achieved. I did not intend to devalue these two legendary Black women and world class athletes,” Campion said in a statement.
While accepting the award for Best Director on Sunday (March 13th), Campion addressed the Williams sisters, saying, “Serena and Venus, you are such marvels. However, you do not play against the guys like I have to.”