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Brie Larson didn’t clap for Casey Affleck when he won an Oscar. She explains why

Kong: Skull Island actor Brie Larson didn’t clap for Casey Affleck when he won an Oscar for Manchester by the Sea. Larson says that what she did onstage speaks for itself.

hollywood Updated: Mar 10, 2017 13:40 IST
Brie Larson presents the Best Actor Oscar to Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea.
Brie Larson presents the Best Actor Oscar to Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea.

Kong: Skull Island actor Brie Larson says her muted reaction to Casey Affleck’s best actor Oscar win was intentional.

The actor, who presented the golden statue to Affleck for his performance in Manchester by the Sea, stood with both her arms at her side while the audience gave the actor a standing ovation, reported Vanity Fair.

Brie Larson, left, and Casey Affleck, winner of the award for best actor in a leading role for Manchester by the Sea, exit the stage at the Oscars on Sunday. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Many viewers speculated that Larson, 27, a vocal advocate for sexual-assault survivors, did not clap given that Affleck was sued by two women for sexual harassment.

“I think that whatever it was that I did onstage kind of spoke for itself,” Larson says.

“I’ve said all that I need to say about that topic,” she added.

Brie Larson, left, congratulates Casey Affleck as he accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for Manchester by the Sea at the Oscars. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

In the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards, several articles brought up claims of sexual harassment stemming from a 2010 lawsuit filed by two women who worked with Affleck, 41, on the film I’m Still Here.

Larson, who won the best actress Oscar in 2016 for portraying a victim of sexual abuse in Room, has been using her celebrity status to spread awareness and provide a voice for sexual-assault survivors.

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