Rachel True, who stared in the supernatural 90’s cult classic The Craft, is alleging that she has been excluded from several cast reunions at conventions and other financially lucrative gatherings due to racism.
According to Syfy, Friday the actress wrote a series of tweets which explain that even though her costars Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, and Robin Tunney have all received invitations to speak at reunions for the film at conventions, she has consistently been left out of the fray.
The 52-year-old who has gone viral in the past for her exceptionally young appearance, says she believes efforts to exclude her from the film’s legacy is just an example of the “casual racism” that she has had to endure at press junkets and award shows since the film was released.
“I think it’s interesting these conventions are booking Neve, Fairuza &, Robin all together, but excluding me. Sounds about white,” she tweeted.
— The Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) January 28, 2019
“I’m not calling out any one convention in particular because it’s more than one & they don’t realize the casual racism to the choice. So if you attend those sorts of things let them know.. especially if you’re white, I guess,” she continued.
“I brought up awards show etc, because being left out of these events didn’t just hurt ego, it had a direct effect on POC actors pocket books & public profiles & level of celebrity.”
“The lovely Fairuza Balk tipped me off to this all, because she’s cool AF. & scene,” she adds, letting fans know that at least her co-stars have her back if no one else will.
— Rachel True (@RachelTrue) January 26, 2019
A significant part of HORROR NOIRE has @RachelTrue talking about her role in THE CRAFT – its significance to her, to Black popular culture, and to a young generation of horror fans struggling to see themselves onscreen. Not cool seeing fan events try to erase that. #IncludeRachel pic.twitter.com/BghJyz86Pv
— Phil Nobile Jr. (@PhilNobileJr) January 27, 2019