Pulp Fiction star Rosanna Arquette apologises for being born 'white and privileged'

Rosanna Arquette at the Women in Film Gala 2019
Rosanna Arquette at the Women in Film Gala 2019 Photo credit: Getty

Actress and activist Rosanna Arquette has made a controversial apology on Twitter. 

"I'm sorry I was born white and privileged," she wrote on Wednesday.

"It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame."

Arquette, who starred in Pulp Fiction, made her Twitter private after posting the controversial Tweet.

Pulp Fiction star Rosanna Arquette apologises for being born 'white and privileged'
Photo credit: Twitter/@RoArquette

The 59-year-old actress has almost 90,000 followers.

In a statement to entertainment news website TheWrap, Arquette said she was told by the FBI to lock her Twitter account due to the backlash she received for the Tweet.

She declined to say more about the FBI's involvement. 

"There are toxic and very vicious people on social media. Threatening and cruel," she said on Thursday.

"I said yesterday I am ashamed of the colour of my skin. I am privileged just because I'm white. I feel shame. Because of all the violence that is happening in America and other racist countries."

She says the racism she sees makes her feel "truly desolate."

Arquette has openly criticised President Trump on Twitter, saying he "incites racist violence. The end." 

She also Tweeted earlier this week, saying she would "never stand for the flag again."

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