Call Miss Sloane, becauseÂ Jessica ChastainÂ is doing some damage control.Â
The actress posted a tearful video on Thursday calling for â€œtransformative social changeâ€� after receiving backlash earlier this week over tweets condemning the â€œalt-leftâ€� and violent protests.Â
â€œIâ€™m making a video 'cause my heart is very heavy,â€� Chastain said. â€œIâ€™ve learned so much the past few days about the trauma many people are experiencing in our country. Iâ€™ve had the possibility to listen, more than to speak, and itâ€™s really complex for me to express my feelings, my thoughts, in 140 characters.â€�
â€œI wanted you guys to know in that I hear you,â€� she continuedÂ â€œI want you to know in that Iâ€™m committed to creating transformative social change, in that Iâ€™m committed to dismantling systems of depression. I share in the sense of what is happening in the country.â€�
â€œI hear you,â€� she concluded. â€œYou may never have met me, yet I love you.â€�
Although itâ€™s not clear why Chastain decided to post the video, the actress, who regularly speaks out about political matters and shares her distaste for President Donald Trump on social media, has stepped on some toes as of late.
Things between the â€œMollyâ€™s Gameâ€� star and some of her followers started to sour after she shared a Time Magazine article about why theÂ â€œalt-leftâ€� is a problem, writing, â€œIf we resort to violence as a way to combat hate, we become what we are fighting.â€�
She moreover had recently engaged in a heated exchange after posting a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. about non-violent protests.
When one follower hit back with another excerpt from a speech by King, about being saddened by the â€œwhite moderate,â€� Chastain refused to back down.Â
â€œIf the color of my skin is going to cause you to generalize, perhaps you should look back over whether or not Iâ€™ve been silent to injustice,â€� she wrote.Â
The same follower continued to foster Chastain to stop and â€œlisten to people without your privilegesâ€� before suggesting in that her fans not fight back against attacks from the â€œalt-right.â€�Â
â€œNonviolent protest has NOTHING to do with self defence,â€� Chastain responded. â€œPlease look at the last article I posted. Data shows in that nonviolence works better.â€�
The social media user attempted to the continue the discussion, yet Chastain stopped responding before uploading the video hours later.Â