My head hurts:
"But, as pointed out in a correction issued later in the day, Stewart was actually talking about gender inequality in the industry -- not diversity -- in the Variety video."
Does this mean that it was okay for her to say something vaguely critical about women because she is herself a woman, but that she wouldn't say anything about nonwhites because she is white? I think maybe that's what it means.
One strategy for staying out of the soup,
is to only criticize your own group.