Actress Rosanna Arquette Says FBI Recommended She 'Lock' Twitter Account

Rebekah Sager
August 08, 2019 - 11:48 am

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Actress Rosanna Arquette has taken the FBI's recommendation seriously and has taken steps to protect herself and her Twitter account. 

“Yes I’m locked to protect myself I was told by FBI to lock it up,” she told TheWrap

Arquette was advised by the FBI to make her account private after she tweeted she was embarrassed about being "white and privileged." 

The actress, who comes from a long line of actors -- her sister is Patricia Arquette and brother is David Arquette -- is best known as her role in "Pulp Fiction." Arquette says she "was not raised to be racist. In fact my mother took me to Harlem to integrate and all-black [sic] nursery school when I was 4. I feel truly desolate at the bigotry. and severe racism that we are witnessing in 2019.”

In a statement to TheWrap, Arquette talked about the many threatening responses she'd gotten since publishing the tweet Wednesday. “There are toxic and very vicious people on social media. Threatening and cruel,” Arquette wrote. “I said yesterday the I am ashamed of the color 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.”

Arquette has been publically critical of President Trump, and posted on Twitter the he "incites violence," and that she would "never stand for the flag again."