Actress Rosanna Arquette caused quite a on social media on Wednesday when she declared her "disgust" and "shame" over being born "white and privileged".
"I'm sorry I was born white and privileged," the activist tweeted. "It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame."
Arquette was condemned by other web users over the statement, with many pointing out that she is welcome to give her money away to ethnic minorities while others suggested she seek therapy.
A significant number of respondents also accused Arquette of virtue signalling by trying to display her political correctness.
Arquette responded to the intense criticism by making her Twitter account private.
Patricia (L) and Rosanna Arquette pose for photographers, in Cannes May 16, 2002. Rosanna Arquette and her sister Patricia are in Cannes to promote Rosanna's movie "Searching for Debra Winger".
Rosanna Arquette (R) greets Boy George at the premiere of "All We Are Saying" at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 22, 2005.
American actress Rosanna Arquette (C) is surrounded by photographers after the screening [of French director Michel Gondry's film "Human Nature" which stars her sister Patricia] at the 54th International Cannes Film Festival, May 18, 2001. [Gondry's film is shown at a special screening as the film festival continues on the French Riviera. ]
From left to right: Sharon Stone and Rosanna and Patricia Arquette arrive for the premiere of the documentary film 'Searching for Debra Winger', as part of the 55th Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
Actor Don Cheadle and actress Rosanna Arquette perform a routine as they look at receipts from an independent film as they present an award at the IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, March 24, 2001 in Santa Monica. The Spirit Awards honor excellence in independent films.
Rosanna Arquette attends the Vanity Fair Post Oscars Party at the Mortons, Los Angeles.
Rosanna Arquette and Beck attend the Vanity Fair Post Oscars Party at the Mortons, Los Angeles.
Ellen Barkin (L) and Rosanna Arquette.
Patricia and Rosanna Arquette at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on January 15, 2007.
Rosanna Arquette arrives for the press night of Desperately Seeking Susan at The Novello Theatre, The Aldwych in London.
Rosanna Arquette attends the screening of Bright Star at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. Cannes, France, May 15, 2009.
Rosanna Arquette and Patricia Arquette arriving at the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA, February 22, 2015.
Rosanna Arquette attends the Annual MOCA Gala (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, California on November 12, 2011.
Actress Rosanna Arquette attends the Women In Film 2016 Crystal+Lucy Awards Presented by Max Mara and BMW at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on June 15, 2016. (Photo by CraSH/imageSPACE) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Rosanna Arquette walking the red carpet during the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards held on Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California on February 25, 2017. (Photo by Anthony Behar) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Rosanna Arquette arrives at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night of The 50th Anniversary Restoration of "The Producers"' World Premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA)
Rosanna Arquette at the Premiere Of HBO's 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind' held at the TLC Chinese Theatre on June 27, 2018 in Hollywood, CA, USA (Photo by JC Olivera/Sipa USA)
Rosanna Arquette at the Power Women Summit - Thursday at the InterContinental Los Angeles Hotel on November 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Katrina Jordan/Sipa USA)
BEVERLY HILLS, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA - FEBRUARY 21: Actress Rosanna Arquette arrives at the 2019 Hollywood For Science Gala held at a Private Estate on February 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)
Rosanna Arquette arrives at the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA)
Actresses Patricia (L) and Rosanna Arquette arrive for the 10th annual Fire & Ice Ball December 11, 2000 in Beverly Hills. The ball is a benefit to raise funds for the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research program.
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Rosanna, 59, is the daughter of film producer Lewis Arquette and known primarily for her starring in Desperately Seeking Susan, Pulp Fiction, and Crash. She is the sister of David and Patricia, who are also actors.