Woe is Emily Ratajkowski.
In a new interview with ES magazine, the 24-year-old supermodel talks how being beautiful has made her life — especially her career — more complicated than one would think. Considering she got her start dancing around sans clothing in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video, you can probably see where this is going.
“It’s an interesting paradox. If you’re a sexy actress it’s hard to get serious roles. You get offered the same thing they’ve seen you in,” she explains. “People are like sheep and they’re like ‘Oh, that’s what she does well’. What’s so dumb is that women are 50 per cent of the population and they want to spend money to see movies where they’re portrayed as three-dimensional characters.”
I hear that. If I have to sit through another Reese Witherspoon movie where she plays the helpless, incredibly annoying heroine looking for a nearby prince charming, I’m going to lose it.
Ratajkowski then shed light on her definition of feminism and why it helped her stick up for Kim Kardashian‘s nude bathroom pic.
“Every woman, whether or not they’re comfortable with the term feminist, probably wants to be equal to men and that is fundamentally what feminism is about,” she says. “I think that there is a stigma attached to the word, but to me it means talking about the way we look at women and how we judge women differently than how we judge men; also it is about paid maternity leave, equal pay for women.”
So WTF does this have to do with Kim K? According to Ratajkowski, the leader of the Kardashian clan should be able to show her bits as much and as often as she wants to. With that being said, you can probably guess that she has a huge issue with Piers Morgan, who tweeted the following when the two women joined forces for a topless photo:
RIP feminism. pic.twitter.com/dqxKla2i5Q
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 30, 2016
“[He was] talking about the fact that Kim is 34 and a mother and that we’re over seeing her in a sexual light, which I had a lot of problems with,” she explains. “He also implied that her husband [Kanye West] was writing her tweets, as if she isn’t capable of writing them herself, which to me is incredibly sexist.”
She continued, “Then we decided to do a selfie with our tops off [sticking up her middle finger at] the camera, which I think speaks for itself. I tweeted about what the idea was behind how women need to have space to be sexual.”
Right… but being sexual and objectifying yourself are two very different things. Granted, Piers Morgan is the worst and I would never stick up to him, but calling a naked Instagram photo feminism is questionable.
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