Octavia Spencer believes that Los Angeles is more blatantly racist than Alamogama

Octavia Spencer believes that Los Angeles is more blatantly racist than Alamogama ...

Octavia Spencer may be an Oscar-winning actress, but she is unfortunately no stranger to experiencing racism firsthand.

Spencer anticipated California would be a "free and liberal thinking place" when she moved to Los Angeles in 1996, but it was quickly revealed that she would encounter "more racism" on the west coast than in her southern hometown.

"It's so funny. It's straight out of 'Pretty Woman," said the Ma actress, 52. "I remember going into a store and being followed, like, at first, I didn't even realize that I was being followed."

She later called the racial encounter "glaringly obvious."

The truth be told star spoke candidly about her childhood. 'It's a beautiful place and wonderful people.' However, she was open about her prejudice against the South.

'You know, I was a kid of the '70s...'wasn't a part of my history. I learned about it. It's not everything. It's just what I learned.'

Spencer's full episode of the WTF With Marc Maron podcast is available below.

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