Bil Browning

Amber Heard: Beautifully put...

Filed By Bil Browning | December 08, 2010 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: AfterEllen, Amber Heard, coming out of the closet, GLAAD, Media Awards, public opinion

You may have missed this quick interview that AfterEllen did with actress Amber Heard (The Stepfather, amberheardglaad.jpgThe Joneses, Pineapple Express). The 24 year old had a few words of wisdom for the site that deserves to be amplified.

I am acutely aware of the role that the media plays in influencing public opinion and influencing society, and with that awareness comes the burden of responsibility. I think when I became aware of my role in the media, I had to ask myself an important question "Am I part of the problem?" And I think that when millions and millions of hard-working, tax paying Americans are denied their rights and denied their equality you have to ask yourself what are the factors that are an epidemic problem and that's what this is. Injustice can never be stood for. It always must be fought against and I just was sick of it being a problem.

AfterEllen got a chance to speak to the young actress at the GLAAD's 25th anniversary event. Heard brought her partner, Tasya van Ree.

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