Ryan Gosling is adding his name to the growing list of celebrities speaking out against Harvey Weinstein. The 36-year-old Canadian says he’s “disappointed” in himself for being oblivious to Weinstein’s actions towards women.
“Like most people in Hollywood, I have worked with him and I’m deeply disappointed in myself for being so oblivious to these devastating experiences of sexual harassment and abuse,” he wrote in a statement posted to Twitter.
The “Blade Runner 2049” actor starred in and executive produced the 2010 film “Blue Valentine” which was distributed by The Weinstein Company.
“He is emblematic of a systematic problem. Men should stand with women and work together until there is real accountability and change,” he wrote.
Gosling’s tweet received a response from Rose McGowan, who finds herself as a central figure in the Harvey Weinstein scandal and even accused him of raping her.
“You could at least do us the courtesy of saying our names,” McGowan tweeted.
Following the bombshell investigative reports by The New York Times last week and The New Yorker on Tuesday, former collaborators of Weinstein’s including Colin Firth, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Meryl Streep have condemned his actions. And more women like Lea Seydoux, Kate Beckinsale and Angelina Jolie continue to come forward with shocking allegations of sexual harassment and abuse.