Cate Blanchett gets trolled after describing herself as ‘middle class’ at Cannes

The Oscar award-winning actress is being ridiculed after she called herself middle class despite her estimated $95 million fortune
In frame: Cate Blanchett
In frame: Cate Blanchett

Hollywood star Cate Blanchett is being mocked after she described herself as 'middle class' despite her estimated USD 95 million fortune. The Oscar-winning actress made the statement during a United Nations press conference at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.

In frame: Cate Blanchett
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Talking about her experience as a UN goodwill ambassador and giving refugee filmmakers a platform, she said, “I’m white, I’m privileged, I’m middle class, and I think, you know, one can be accused of having a bit of a white saviour complex, but to be perfectly honest, my interaction with the refugees in the field and also in resettled environments has totally changed my perspective on the world."

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button actress has been a long-standing activist for humanitarian causes, and she stresses how grateful she is for the experience and encourages others with a platform to create a dialogue with these people.

She added, “I’ve met some extraordinary people with extraordinary creative talents and amazing perspectives.”

However, this did not go down well with netizens, who immediately started to troll her over the middle class claim on social media, reports a portal.

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One said, “You think you’re middle class, Cate Blanchett?” Another user said,“I love Cate Blanchett, but in what world is she ‘middle class’, she’s been in two major franchises and is worth an estimated USD 90 million,” said another.

“Under no circumstances is a net worth of USD 95 million middle class!!!” wrote another. There were some who defended the actress, saying she may have meant she was “middle class” compared to billionaire showbiz figures.

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