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Patricia Arquette Clarifies 'People of Color' Oscar Comment

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Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette's 'people of color' comment at the Oscars 2015 stage has left her thinking. After weeks, Patricia said she could have made her backstage remarks in a more eloquent way at this year's Academy Awards.

Arquette, 46, has been facing backlash from media and fans for her backstage speech while collecting her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 'Boyhood' last month. She landed in trouble by calling "people of color" to fight for women's rights in the backstage interview during the ceremony.

"You can't go back in time. But, I guess I would have chosen my words a little more carefully. I think the way people perceived it is not the way at all I intended." The actress, who also clarified what she meant on Twitter following the post-Oscars uproar, went on to say that helping all women should be the priority.

"Everyone should help women. Everyone has a vested interest. Every single lesbian and transgender woman is a woman. "Every single woman in the African American community is getting impacted. Every single woman in the Latino community is being impacted. This is having devastating economic consequences across the board [...] If people can throw their weight behind women I think it would really help each of these bases."

She commented then, " ... even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, right under the surface, there are huge issues that are applied that really do affect women. And it's time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we've all fought for to fight for us now."

Patricia got her first Oscar nod and won for her performance in Boyhood. On the stage, she urged for wages equality which got a lot of accolades from leading ladies like Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez.

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