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Fran Drescher Responds To Kim Kardashian Selfie After Backlash – Hollywood Life



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Picture Credit score: George Pimentel/Shutterstock for SAG Awards/Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup for Hulu/Shutterstock

Fran Drescher needs one factor to be clear: She took a selfie with Kim Kardashian on the Dolce & Gabbana style present in Italy this week for work, and never enjoyable. The SAG-AFTRA president, 65, made the remark whereas addressing her infuriated friends who criticized her at a SAG-AFTRA press convention on Thursday, July 13, hours after the union started its historic strike. “That wasn’t a selfie,” she pressed. “I’m a brand ambassador for a fashion company and so is Kim. I had only met Kim seconds before that publicity picture was taken.” See the selfie in query HERE.

“It had nothing to do with being at a party or having fun — it was absolute work,” Fran added. “We work. That’s what we do.” She additionally mentioned that she was in fixed communication with the SAG-AFTRA board, together with at 10:30 p.m. following the style present. “And if I couldn’t get through to them because I was on a plane, I was texting with them constantly throughout the plane ride,” she mentioned. Furthering her level, Fran mentioned she labored “around the clock in three different time zones,” as she additionally has to look after her dad and mom’ “wellbeing” always, they usually dwell in Florida.

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Fran Drescher and Kim Kardashian are each presently working with Dolce and Gabbana (Photograph: George Pimentel/Shutterstock for SAG Awards/Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup for Hulu/Shutterstock)

The night time earlier than the press convention, on Wednesday, July 12, SAG-AFTRA previously started its strike towards Hollywood’s largest studios. They joined the Writers Guild of America (WGA), which was already 11 weeks into its strike towards the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers. It’s the primary time in 63 years that each unions have been on strike concurrently.

SAG-AFTRA members didn’t mince any phrases when slamming the Nanny star following her look in Italy. “My union president chilling in Italy while we’re in the middle of negotiations and about to go on strike,” Insidious: The Final Key actor Kirk Acevedo tweeted on July 11. “We’re asking to be better compensated by the studios and Fran Drescher is mugging for cameras in Italy. The optics look f****** terrible.” Perry Mason actor Eric Lange added (by way of PEOPLE), “It’s astonishing that, on the eve of a likely strike, while people are losing their homes, their health insurance, etc you’re partying it up with Kim in Italy. Astonishing and indefensible.” He has since deleted the tweet.

The SAG-AFTRA board, nonetheless, supported Fran’s attendance on the occasion. “President Drescher is working as a brand ambassador for Dolce and Gabbana on location in Italy. This was a commitment fully known to the negotiating committee,” SAG-AFTRA mentioned in an announcement to Selection on June 10. “She has been in negotiations every day either in person or via videoconference. President Drescher is managing a physically demanding schedule across three time zones, overseeing negotiations and working on location daily as well as managing her parents’ needs in [Florida]. She is returning to the States and will be on the ground in L.A. tomorrow [July 11], and will continue to chair our negotiations.”

On the heels of her obtained criticism, Fran went after Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, who known as the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes “disturbing” and unrealistic. “I found [his comments] terribly repungent and out of touch. Positively tone deaf,” she advised Selection, as seen within the above video. “If I were that company, I would lock him behind doors and never let him talk to anybody about this, because it’s so obvious that he has no clue as to what is really happening on the ground with hard working people that don’t make anywhere near the salary he is making. High seven figures, eight figures, this is crazy money that they make, and they don’t care if they’re land barons of a medieval time.”

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