Katherine Heigl is every woman who calls out sexism at work



Let's start at the beginning of the spat. Heigl and Rogen, you'll remember, starred opposite one another in the 2007 comedy Knocked Up; a dopey-guy-gets-hot-girl film about accidental pregnancy. It was Rogen's breakout performance and Heigl's first big movie gig. The two fell out when Heigl described the movie as 'a little bit sexist' in a Vanity Fair interview. 'It paints the women as shrews,' she said, 'and the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys'.

If you ask me, it's an accurate criticism of the film.

But Rogen and Knocked Up writer/director Judd Apatow clearly didn't think so. The boys were offended so they accused Heigl of being 'tired' and 'slipping up' when she made the comments. They devoted time in talk show interviews to mocking her latest movie roles and wondered aloud why they hadn't received an apology. Meanwhile, rumours started that Heigl found it difficult to get work in Hollywood since she took on two of the most powerful men in blockbuster comedy.

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