Ladies supporting girls! Hilarie Burton stated she’s “embarrassed” there were no ladies offered to advocate for her and her female castmates on the set of One Tree Hill

” Teenager woman sexuality was a foundation of #oth, so its gross to me that there were no women in positions of power there,” the starlet, 38, tweeted on Wednesday, March 3.

The Grey’s Anatomy alum sent the tweet in response to a fan who identified a One Tree Hill picture in an adolescent psychology textbook.

” Adolescents are exposed to sex in numerous contexts, including TELEVISION and the Internet.

Hilarie Burton Wants One Tree Hill Do Over With a Girl Boss
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One Tree Hill aired for 9 seasons from 2003 to2012 The series premiered on The WB before ultimately moving to The CW in 2006 when The WB was discontinued.

The Rural Diaries author has actually spoken previously about the value of girl power on the precious show, consisting of in the relationship in between her and Sophia Bush‘s characters, Peyton and Brooke.

” The romance with all the young boys, those were enjoyable, those was essential, however Sophia and I had to defend our own relationship,” Burton said on a May 2020 “Chicks in the Workplace” podcast episode. “A great deal of individuals wanted to pit us versus each other. You understand, it’s like, ‘Oh, Hilarie will not do this, but Sophia will,’ and ‘She’s the pretty one,’ and ‘She’s the this one.’ There’s a lot contrast that, as a young adult, it’s hard to navigate. She and I now can look back at it and be like, ‘All those bastards. No, no, no. We’re the love story.’ The female relationships were important on that program.”

Chad Michael Murray, Sophia Bush, James Lafferty, Tyler Hilton, Bethany Joy Lenz and Hilarie Burton
Chad Michael Murray, Sophia Bush, James Lafferty, Tyler Hilton, Bethany Delight Lenz and Hilarie Burton Dave Allocca/Starpix/Shutterstock

In 2019, Burton, Bush and 16 other women penned a letter accusing One Tree Hill‘s original developer, Mark Schwahn, of sexual misconduct. The Virginia native also discussed her claims against Schwahn, 54, in a thorough interview, later noting she hesitated she ‘d never ever work again after speaking out.

” I remember being informed as a young 24- year-old actress that, ‘The ratings and male viewership increased a lot when you got typed the face by a male,’ [and] ‘Young boys like enjoying you get brutalized,'” the Dawson’s Creek star recalled on the podcast. “That was truly disturbing to me that it was something that my managers were commemorating.”

While Schwahn never reacted to the cast’s claims, he was fired from E!’s The Royals in 2017 amid the controversy.

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