15:30 GMT24 October 2020
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    Movie star Angela Lansbury has declared that women should take responsibility in some instances of sexual harassment, though a victim’s attempts to make herself look pretty should not serve as an excuse for a would-be predator.

    Commenting on the recent string of high-profile sex scandals involving Hollywood celebrities that have rocked the United States this year, famous 92-year-old actress Angela Lansbury remarked that in certain situations women’s attempts to make themselves pretty may have undesired consequences.

    "We have to own up to the fact that women, since time immemorial, have gone out of their way to make themselves attractive. And unfortunately it has backfired on us — and this is where we are today. We must sometimes take blame, women. I really do think that,” Lansbury said during an interview with the Radio Times magazine.

    The actress pointed out however that there’s "no excuse" for sexual assaults and that women shouldn’t have to be prepared to be raped simply because they strive to make themselves as attractive as possible.

    Many people appeared to be upset by Lansbury’s statements, voicing their concerns on Twitter.

    Others speculated that the actress' views might be affected by her age.

    And there were also those who defended Lansbury’s views, insisting that her words should not be taken out of context.

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