Cate Blanchett Calls Herself ‘Middle Class,’ Confusing Fans


Cate Blanchett faced backlash for declaring herself “middle class” at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. (Celebrity Net Worth claims she’s worth $95 million.) “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 savior 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 and I am utterly grateful for that,” she said during a press conference for her movie Rumours. But some fans defended Blanchett, explaining that in British slang, the term “middle class” refers to heritage and family status rather than wealth. (Us Weekly)