The Craft star says convention snubbed her because she's black

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Photo credit: Bobby Bank - Getty Images

From Digital Spy

The Craft star Rachel True has hit out at conventions for leaving her out of bookings because of her race.

Related: Where are the stars of The Craft now?

The Rochelle Zimmerman actress has stated that her white co-stars Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, and Robin Tunney have been invited to multiple cons whereas she has not been.

"I think it’s interesting these conventions are booking Neve, Fairuza &, Robin all together, but excluding me," she tweeted. "Sounds about white. Kinda like the press junkets back in the day for the film."

She added: "Maybe it's just an oversight but... I mean.. it's a film about 4 f**king girls not 3."

She doesn't name any particular convention company, but calls out a wave of "casual racism" in the industry and white actors claiming that such a thing doesn't exist anymore.

The star refers to the time where she wasn't on stage to present an MTV Movie Award alongside her white co-stars, adding: "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."

She also alleges that an unnamed convention responded to her thread by dropping her and calling her tweets "totally uncalled for".

Rachel added that her aim in speaking out now is to "advocate for myself & maybe help diversify these conventions".

"This is not about self absorption.." she added to one critic. "It’s about racism, parity & speaking up is costing me $ but may help younger folk coming up down the line achieve those things."

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