Mandy Moore took to social media after an unidentified journalist decided to cancel an interview with Moore after she would not discuss an unnamed abuser in her past.
The actress posted a screenshot to her Instagram story. In it, she blocked out the identifying information but kept the pertinent info.
Moore has spoken about her first marriage and why she left it. It is unclear whether this interviewer wanted to talk about that or some other abuser.
The journalist said that Moore’s interview would be “on pause” if she did not wish to discuss the abuse. He or she said “it would be wrong” to have a story about her work without that information.
If Mandy doesn’t want to talk about this though we have to respect that and it would be wrong for us to proceed with the interview.
Moore wrote her own statement next to the email. In it, she says:
“This is from a publication who reached out eager to do a comprehensive piece on my life and career. When they were told that I had spoken plenty about a certain subject in my life and would have no further comment (truly there are countless interviews they could pull from, that story is over and there’s nothing more to say) this was the response we got back.”
Mandy said that the cancellation was “so out of touch with the cultural discussion around abusive relationships.” She told the media not the link someone’s value to their abuser.
I have been in this business for over two decades with plenty to chat about and sure, this publication can do as they please, but the message this sends is insulting and so out of touch with the cultural discussion around abusive relationships, directly linking someone’s value back to their abuser. The refusal to interview someone unless they agree to relive that trauma publicly? No thank you. I am about to give birth any second and I’m not afraid to draw healthy boundaries. Bye.