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    Public Rebels Against Meryl Streep’s ‘Slave’ T-Shirt

    The twitterati won’t suffer it. While promoting Suffragette, her upcoming film about the British women’s suffrage movement, the outspoken actress graced the cover of Time Out wearing a shirt with the slogan “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave.” The quote — from suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, portrayed on-screen by Streep — has ruffled the feathers of Twitter users offended by its racial overtones, especially considering the recent Confederate flag controversy. Now some wonder if Streep’s wardrobe faux pas could put her out of fashion for awards season.

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