Actress and swimsuit model Emily Ratajkowski is striking back at Gloria Steinem’s recent comments suggesting that young women are supporting Bernie Sanders not because they’re #FeelingtheBern, but rather because they’re #FeelingtheBoys.
“I understand the urge to want to support … a Democratic female candidate who has completely earned her stripes,” Ratajkowski told CNN in an interview that aired Tuesday afternoon. “My initial response to Hillary was a positive one … But depending on your politics, if you don’t agree with some of the things that, you know, I think are pretty extreme and very, very … to the right of where I’d like to see the party headed, it’s really that simple to me.”
On Monday, Ratajkowski, best known for starring in Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” video, was a little more direct in her criticism of Steinem, telling a crowd of Sanders supporters in New Hampshire that she’s “not here for the boys.”
Steinem came under intense fire on social media for comments she made about Sanders’ female supporters during a Friday night appearance on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.”
“When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,'” Steinem told Maher.
On Sunday, the feminist icon was forced to apologize, telling her followers in a Facebook post, “I misspoke on the Bill Maher show recently, and apologize for what’s been misinterpreted as implying young women aren’t serious in their politics.”
Watch Ratajkowski stump for Sanders here.