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Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton have been friends ever since they starred together on One Tree Hill, so you bet they have each other's backs. Earlier this week, Hilarie took to Twitter to explain why she isn't attending any of the EyeCon Convention reunions this year, saying she "personally feel[s] exploited by their 'girl power' angle" and that "they're using our sisterhood as a sales gimmick."
I'm sorry Mary. I will not be attending any Eyecon events. Ever. I personally feel exploited by their "girl power" angle, which exists at the expense of some of us who went through a difficult time on that show. They're using our sisterhood as a sales gimmick. No thanks.— Hilarie Burton Morgan (@HilarieBurton) March 27, 2018
Of course, it didn't take very long for Hilarie to receive backlash for criticizing the convention's theme. Luckily, Sophia jumped to her friend's defense. "@HilarieBurton is my sister," Sophia wrote. "Don't f*ck with her. Period."
Back in November, 18 former cast and crew members from the beloved show came forward to accuse former showrunner Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment during the filming of the series, which aired from 2003 to 2012.
EyeCon has since released an apology.
— EyeCon (@EyeCon3000) March 29, 2018