Earlier this month, Jessica Chastain was one of six actresses featured on the cover of The Los Angeles Times' The Envelope. The publication invited six leading actresses to participate in a roundtable interview as we gear up for awards season. Chastain was joined by Margot Robbie, Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, and Kate Winslet.
Several fans pointed out how problematic it was for the Los Angeles Times to choose to feature exclusively white actresses on the cover. Rebecca Carroll articulated the issue particularly well.
Chastain agreed and responded to Carroll's tweet, calling the photo a "sad look."
While Chastain is absolutely right in pointing out that the industry needs to make sweeping changes to become more inclusive, many Twitter users were quick to question why Chastain and the other prominent actresses featured on the cover agreed to participate in a non-inclusive photo shoot to begin with.